I Received a DUI in Temecula or Murrieta so What Happens Now?
Many of my clients are embarrassed and ashamed after receiving a DUI. Most have never been through an arrest before, and many are unsure what to do next. You need to release those feelings as soon as possible and turn your attention to ensuring the best possible outcome from here. As an experienced and proven DUI attorney, I can assure you there are several points of attack on your case, and actions we can take together to reduce the severity of the punishments and costs, and in some cases work for an outright dismissal.
You need to take immediate action – the DMV requires a request for a hearing within 10 days or you will automatically have your driving privileges suspended. The court case will proceed separately from the DMV case, and you will need experienced help to guide you through the DUI process. The first step is to schedule a complimentary consultation with me to discuss the specifics of your DUI, and what can be done to achieve the best possible result for you.
Was Anyone Injured In Your DUI Accident?
Being charged with a DUI in Temecula, Murrieta or any of the surrounding areas can be a frightening experience for most of the people I speak with. But if someone (other than yourself) was injured in any way as a result of your driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs the stakes are much higher. In almost every instance you will face felony DUI charges that carry a genuine likelihood of jail time, significant fines and much stiffer and longer lasting consequences. It is important to seek immediate advice from an experienced and proven DUI attorney. You will need a strong advocate who will investigate all of the circumstances surrounding your DUI and the accident, and work to help bring a better resolution in your case.
At the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis, we work directly with you from start to finish to make sure that you understand each step of the process, all of the available options and the best actions that can be taken to help reduce the consequences in your case.
In a DUI, the Court Process and DMV are two separate Issues
Many people are unaware that a DUI charge brings, in effect, two sets of complex proceedings – one in a court of law, and one at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Each process is totally separate, and the DMV is not bound by any outcome or order of the court relating to the suspension of your license or driving privileges. You must contact the DMV within 10 days of your DUI to request an APS hearing, and to begin the process of working to establish driving privileges and the ultimate outcome of your license. If you do not take appropriate action, the DMV will simply suspend your driving privileges for four months or more. Protect your rights and your driving privileges, and contact my office for a complimentary consultation. It won't cost you anything to gain an understanding of all the issues your facing and what will be required to get a positive outcome in your case.
Our office represents individuals from the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Hemet, Perris, Banning, Corona and Riverside. Since 1999 we have helped countless individuals. We can help you too!