Murrieta DUI Attorney
In California in 2010, over 800 people lost their lives due to a drunk driving related accident. California has started to crack down on drunk drivers and the nation as a whole as seen a decrease of about 58% in fatalities due to drunk drivers. Law enforcement officials set up DUI check-points and are on high alert for signs of drunk drivers. If you were stopped at check-point or pulled over for suspicion of impaired driving, you were probably asked to adhere to a breath or blood test and field sobriety tests. Failure to comply and adhere to the testing could automatically mean a suspension of your driver's license under California's implied consent law. Although, if you take the test and fail, your license is suspended and you are arrested anyway.
If you have been arrested, you have rights! Remember, you do not have to say anything to the arresting officer. Exercise your Miranda Rights and remain silent. Anything you can say can be held against you in a court of law! It is completely alright to remain quiet and speak with an attorney about your circumstances. California law has harsh penalties for anyone that has been convicted of a DUI. The penalties include probation, treatment programs, large fines, license suspension and possible jail time. If you were involved in a car accident and someone was killed or seriously injured, you may be facing additional charges and serious penalties. Charges for
vehicular manslaughter or an
accident involving an injury can add additional fines and jail time to your DUI charge.
Tough and Effective Criminal Defense Services
Recognized for our integrity and honest determination to help clients obtain the best possible outcome, our staff works diligently to help you protect your future against DUI charges. Attorney Nic Cocis has earned a reputation with area prosecutors of being a fighter, but one who works within the legal system to get results. This leads to a willingness by many prosecutors to work with us to reach satisfactory results for our clients..
In order to find leverage to prove your case and weaken the prosecution's, our staff will analyze your arrest and charges to ensure that:
- Your rights were adhered to throughout the traffic stop and ensuing arrest
- All police procedures were followed during field sobriety tests
- Blood alcohol level analyzers were properly calibrated at the time of your test
The best option for your to ensure that you have a positive outcome from your DUI charge is to hire a top criminal defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Nic Cocis & Associates, we understand that the vast majority of people accused of drunk driving are not criminals, but in fact, are ordinary citizens caught in the criminal justice system. We work diligently to help you protect your future from the effects of these charges, whether a mistake was made on your part or not. Get in touch with our office and call our Murrieta DUI lawyer before it is too late.
Our office is located near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, California. We represent individuals charged with DUI in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Corona and Riverside.
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