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.
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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.
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