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First Time DUI

First-Time DUI Charges

Fullerton’s Leading First-Time DUI Defense Lawyer

A first DUI conviction could land you in jail and cost you thousands of dollars in fines and assessments, even when derives from a misdemeanor charge. Any driving under the influence (DUI) charge 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 Fullerton or Orange County, Attorney Jacqueline Goodman can provide you with the legal counsel and representation you need to minimize the negative impact a DUI can have on your life.

No need to hesitate. Call (866) 294-8952 to start your defense.

Don't Risk the Penalties

Even a first time DUI charge carries the potential to significantly punish you, oftentimes beyond what most people would say is reasonable.

You could face the following "mandatory" punishments for a first-time DUI in California:

  • $390 to $1,000 in fines plus court fees and assessment costs —the minimum fine of $390 will probably escalate to $2,000 at least
  • 48 hours to 6 months in jail if charged with a misdemeanor DUI
  • Four-month suspension of your driving privilege
  • Mandatory 4-, 6-, or 9-month alcohol treatment program
  • DNA sample sent to the prosecutor, if in Orange County
  • MADD panel attendance
  • Hospital and Morgue Program, if in Los Angeles

A first DUI conviction will also likely bring a probation sentence of three years, which slams you with additional penalties if the probation requirements are 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. To say being on probation is inconvenient is a massive understatement.

Be Ready for Anything the Prosecution Brings

With so much at stake, you need a Fullerton first time DUI 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 circumstances complicate your case. She is the founder of the North Orange County Bar Association, serving as its President. Thanks to her dedication to client satisfaction and the utmost professional ethics while working on a criminal defense case, she has also earned the impressive 10/10 "Superb" rating from Avvo.

Discover your legal options during a free case evaluation today.

Why Hire Attorney Goodman?

  • Dedicated to Criminal Defense for 20+ Years
  • Successful Trial Track Record
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • Named on the Wall of Recognition at the National Constitution Center
  • Rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo
  • Admitted to Argue Cases Before the United States Supreme Court

Client Reviews

The Opinions that Matter
  • “She was very quick to respond and gave lots of ways to get in touch with her.”

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  • “There are no words to describe what it means to have a lawyer save you from your mistakes and give you a chance to change.”

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  • “Her knowledge and professionalism are what helped me get through a difficult time.”

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  • “She has your best interest at heart and will fight for you the whole way.”

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  • “If you hire Jacqueline Goodman Rubio, you can rest assured that you will have a dedicated advocate in your corner.”

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A Track Record of Success

Recent Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Car Accident

    Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).

  • Case Dismissed Child Endangerment / Cruelty

    Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.

  • Case Dismissed Child Molestation

    Child molestation: Felony.

  • Probation Terminated Early Commercial Burglary

    Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.

  • Case Dismissed Contempt of Court Order

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

  • Case Dismissed Domestic Violence & Cruelty to Child
  • Case Dismissed Driving on a Suspended License

    Driving on a suspended license (Suspended for DUI).

  • Case Dismissed Drunk / Urinate in Public
  • Misdemeanor Assault & Battery Forcible Sodomy

    Settled for misdemeanor assault and battery with no sex offender registration and no sex offender counseling.

  • Case Dismissed Hit & Run

    Hit and run charges.

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