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Drunk Driving Charges Can Be Life-Changing

Drunk driving — driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol — is always dangerous, both to the intoxicated person and to everyone around him or her. In the worst cases, this choice can result in injury or death, which comes with additional criminal charges. But even when no injuries occur, the sudden appearance of a police car's lights behind you can turn an ordinary night into a legal nightmare.

The Law Office of Matthew Hicks will tell your side of the story to prosecutors. We will fight to have your charges dropped or reduced, or to have your sentence reduced, as the details of your case warrant.

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In California a driver is considered to be intoxicated when their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent or higher. That threshold is .04 percent for those driving commercial vehicles, and just .01 percent for drivers younger than 21 years old.

Even your first DUI offense has penalties starting at roughly an $1,800 fine, two days in jail and/or a 90-day driver's license restriction. The penalty can also be much more severe, depending on the driver's blood alcohol concentration and other extenuating circumstances.

Although DUI charges are serious, there are effective ways to combat the charges. Breathalyzer tests, for instance, can malfunction, or the test can be administered improperly. And if the police officer who pulled you over lacked probable cause to do so, it's possible to argue that everything that came after that stop is inadmissible in court.

Get Aggressive Defense From An Experienced Lawyer

The attorneys at the Law Office of Matthew Hicks have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the legal system and help you make informed decisions as your case advances. We will stand up for your rights and work to minimize the disruption that criminal charges cause in your life.

To see how we can help in your criminal defense case, contact us online or call us at 714-598-3624 to schedule a free initial consultation in our Santa Ana, California, office.

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