Stockton DUI Attorney
Drunk Driving Damage Control Lawyer
A Stockton DUI arrest can result in at least a few days of jail or work-project, thousands of dollars in fines, increased car insurance rates, and a mandatory alcohol class that lasts for several months. Although this is harsh (especially comparing it to many felonies where NO jail time is actually required), the courts are not usually trying to destroy people's lives on a first offense Stockton DUI.
The Stockton misdemeanor court system is ridiculously backed up, meaning that a typical DUI case in Stockton can take upwards of four months to resolve, even if the defense does not contest the case. In a contested case, unfortunately, it takes closer to six months to a year for a case to completely resolve.
A Stockton DUI Attorney MIGHT JUST WIN YOUR CASE!
A good Stockton DUI Attorney will know what to look for to try to win your case. Whether there was a valid reason to stop your car, whether there was sufficient cause for the officer to start a drunk driver investigation, who was actually driving the car, what the BAC was and whether it will be provable in court.
A Stockton Drunk Driving Lawyer CAN HELP YOU, EVEN IF YOU WERE DRUNK
Even if you know your case is not winnable, contact me now! There are many things that a Stockton Drunk Driving Lawyer can do for a client with an unwinnable case that can result in what is effectively a shorter license suspension, and sometimes shaving off several months of the mandatory alcohol class - completion of which is mandatory before getting your unrestricted license back.
Just as important to many Stockton DUI clients is the confidentiality that I help you achieve - in many cases, the Stockton DUI client can get through the whole situation without their employer finding out about the DUI arrest. Stockton DUI Lawyer Matthew Becker helps clients stay at the office instead of having to take time off from work to be in the courtroom. So long as the charge is a misdemeanor, Stockton DUI Lawyers are usually able to keep the client out of the courtroom - But Beware, some judges will not cooperate with this for multiple offenders.
DEALING WITH THE DMV
You only have 10 days after the drunk driving arrest to contact the California DMV driver safety office - or have Stockton DWI Attorney Matthew Becker contact them for you. If the DMV is not contacted in time, either by you or by your Stockton DWI Attorney, you will almost certainly face a suspension of your driving privileges.
The effect of this DMV suspension can frequently be worse than the effects of the criminal charge. Stockton DWI Lawyer Matthew Becker will handle the DMV bureaucracy for you, in some cases saving your license entirely; and in others, maximizing the overlap between the DMV license suspension and any court ordered license suspension so that you suffer the minimum amount of time without a license.
The DMV is biased against the client in their drunk driving License Suspension Hearings. The DMV hearing officer acts as judge, jury, and prosecutor. For this reason, you really need a Stockton DWI Lawyer on your side. At least in court there is a separate judge. You can read more about this on my drunk driving Resources Page. If a suspension is unavoidable, the skills of your Stockton Drunk Driving Attorney can still be invaluable in terms of timing the suspension around your life and minimizing the total length of your license suspension.
FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
Call now. (209)751-4618. Many attorneys offer a free initial consultation that involves asking what you are charged with and quoting a price. I do things differently. Since I post my prices online, if you call me, we will discuss the facts of your case. I will give you a heads-up on what the maximum and minimum you are facing if convicted and will discuss with you what options might be available. Call me or check out my Stockton DUI resources at the bottom of the page.