December 10, 2014
From the minute you heard the charges against you, you've been feeling overwhelmed and desperate for answers. Facing a first-time offense for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI), you probably think that pleading guilty is your only option. However, as a U.S. citizen, you deserve to have a strong legal defense on your side, no matter what the charges.
A guilty plea in Ventura County can carry heavy charges that may severely impact the rest of your life. For example, the standard offer for a first offense DUI charge under VC 23536 with a blood alcohol content (BAC) below .15 may include the following:
- 48 hours of jail time or five days of work release
- 36 months of formal probation
- Three months drinking driver program
- Six months of suspended driver's license
- Court fees and fines of approximately $2,500
- DMV fees
A DUI charge can follow you for years on your permanent record, interfering with your ability to get a job, certain education opportunities and loan options. That is why it is critical to contact a Ventura DUI defense attorney at The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann. With a strong defense team on your side, it is possible to have the charges against you reduced to “wet reckless,” which may result in the following:
- Shorter jail sentence
- Reduced probation period
- Lesser fines
- No license suspension
- Shorter mandatory DUI school attendance
Criminal defense lawyer Daniel E. Kann has multiple years of experience successfully handling DUI cases and can help dispute your case on several levels to achieve the best possible outcome. You deserve a fighting chance at protecting your record and your future. To learn more about your options, please call (888) 744-7730 today.