First DUI Offenses in Torrance
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Under current state laws, motor vehicle operators can be charged with drunk driving if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or greater. If you have been arrested for DUI, you are facing two cases, a
civil case with the Department of Motor Vehicles that could affect your driving privileges, and a criminal charges that could impact your liberty.
The Law Offices of Decio Rangel, Jr. is a recognized criminal defense firm that provides experienced representation in DUI civil and criminal cases. You have 10 days following your arrest to request a DMV administrative hearing. Failure to schedule a hearing will result in an automatic
license suspension. Our lawyers will help you prepare for the hearing, and will be at your side to contest the loss of your driver’s license. If your license is suspended, we will seek license reinstatement as soon as possible.
There are many ways to challenge DUI evidence in a criminal case, including an illegal police stop and faulty DUI testing procedures. If any mistakes were made leading up to and during your arrest, we will negotiate with the prosecution to have you DUI charges reduced or your case dismissed. Contact a
Torrance criminal defense lawyer at our office to discuss your case and defense strategies.
Penalties for a First-Time DUI in Torrance
A first-time DUI offense can result in many different kinds of penalties, depending on the case. Any DUI arrest that involves a significantly high BAC, an accident with injuries, or a minor in the car, can lead to severe sentencing. Types of DUI penalties include:
- Jail time
- Fines and restitution
- Court-ordered drug or alcohol treatment
- Loss of driving privileges
You will also have a criminal record that will affect employment, housing, and educational opportunities. Our firm will work hard to achieve the best possible conclusion to your case. We will explore all of your legal options and conduct a vigorous defense.
Contact a Torrance DUI lawyer
at our firm if you have been charged with DUI for the first time for vital information regarding DUI and the possible defense in your case.