Arrested for DUI? Let us help you through this difficult time.
No one ever goes out with friends or co-workers with the intention of being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). No one ever plans for it to happen but unfortunately, sometimes this does occur and before you know it, you are being charged with drinking and driving. Some might view a DUI as a minor offense which typically leads them to make a bad decision of choosing not to spend money on a criminal defense attorney. But what those people do not realize is that having a good criminal defense attorney is more beneficial in comparison to the money it is necessary to retain his or her services.
For starters, in the State of California the penalty for a DUI may not just be a hefty fine but may also result in jail time. To top it off you may also be ordered by the court to attend alcohol counseling and/or treatment as a part of your probation terms. At the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis & Associates, not only will we work hard for you to avoid jail time, we also may be able to decrease fines. This is no small matter once you realize that the typical fine for a DUI is close to $3,000 and up to 180 days of jail time for a first offender. Second or third time DUIs within 10 years of each other, result in much harsher punishments and often even more serious consequences. In addition to the fines there are court fees as well as treatment cost. Before you know you're saddled with thousands of dollars in fines and fees. With this being said, retaining a lawyer seems to be looking better and better.
In addition to paying fines, possible jail time, and treatment cost, most people do not realize they will also be facing possible suspension of their driver's license. In the State of California the DMV operates separately from the courts, and regardless if you are convicted of a DUI, the mere fact that you blew over the legal limit is grounds for suspension of you license. You will soon realize that the luxury of driving is actually a necessity and the repercussions of your actions will soon be felt daily in your personal life.
All in all, if you are charged with a DUI in Temecula, Murrieta, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Perris, Banning, Corona or Riverside, the matter should not be taken lightly. There are many consequences with a DUI that can last a many years. To better your life and have the best result possible contact the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis and we can help guide you through this difficult time.