First Time DUI

Orange County DUI Attorney

Although often a misdemeanor, your first DUI conviction could land you in jail and cost you thousands of dollars in fines and assessments. Any DUI is serious enough to warrant a skilled lawyer to at least assess the merits of your case. If you are charged with your first DUI in Orange County, our attorney can provide you with the advice and, if necessary, the representation you need to minimize the negative impact a DUI can have on your life.

Don't Risk the Penalties

Even a first time DUI charge carries significant punishment. This is why you should call Attorney Jacqueline Goodman right away if you have been arrested for drunk driving.

You could face the following "mandatory" punishments:

  • $390 to $1,000 in fines plus about FOUR TIMES THAT AMOUNT in penalty assessments, plus court fees (the minimum fine of $390 works out to about $2000)
  • 48 hours to 6 months in jail for a first time DUI misdemeanor
  • Four-month suspension of your driving privilege
  • Mandatory 4-, 6-, or 9-month alcohol treatment program
  • DNA sample to the prosecutor (OC)
  • MADD panel
  • Hospital and Morgue Program (LA)

A first DUI conviction will also likely bring a probation sentence of three years which would mean additional penalties if violated. Probation usually includes being barred from driving with any amount of alcohol in your system and submitting to a blood or breath test upon request by an officer at any time.

Our OC DUI Defense Firm is Ready to Help You

With so much at stake, you need an Orange County DUI defense attorney on your side right away. Attorney Jacqueline Goodman has worked hard defending the rights of the accused in court and can stand up for you, no matter what the circumstances are. She is the founder of the North Orange County Bar Association and served as its first president while earning an impressive "Superb" rating from Avvo.

Call our Orange County criminal defense team as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.