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FULLERTON DUI ATTORNEY

Aggressive DUI Defense Representation in Fullerton, CA

Each year, tens of thousands of Californians are arrested for driving while intoxicated or impaired. Because driving while under the influence (DUI) represents such a significant danger to others, state prosecutors aggressively pursue these charges and frequently seek severe penalties for alleged offenders. Even a first-time DUI conviction can radically transform your life for the worse, as you may face jail time, hefty fines, a temporary loss of your driver’s license, and other punishments. Worse still, a DUI on your record can make it more challenging to access housing and professional opportunities.

Though the stakes are high, your life is not over if you are arrested for DUI. You need a skilled Fullerton DUI lawyer who understands how to protect your rights and help you explore all available defense options. Never plead guilty or accept a plea bargain without first consulting a legal professional. The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman routinely represents individuals in these matters, and Attorney Jacqueline Goodman is prepared to put her experience to work for you.

HOW ARE DUI OFFENSES CHARGED IN CALIFORNIA?

It is unlawful to operate a vehicle when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher under California law. How a DUI offense is charged depends on the presence of any aggravating factors as well as the driver’s “priors.” In other words, if the driver has been convicted of DUI before, they tend to face harsher charges (and sentencing if convicted again). An individual’s first three DUI offenses will generally be charged as misdemeanors if no aggravating factors are present, for example, but a fourth or subsequent DUI within a certain period will automatically be charged as a felony. Aggravating factors can also trigger felony charges and/or more severe punishments. 

Aggravating factors in a DUI case can include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Excessive speeding
  • Being under the legal drinking age (21 years old)
  • Having a BAC of 0.15% or higher
  • Causing an auto accident due to impairment in which someone is injured or killed
  • Refusing to submit to chemical testing (including a breathalyzer test)
  • Driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 14 in the vehicle

Request a free initial consultation to start discussing your DUI defense options today. Fill out an online contact formor call (714) 266-3945to get started.

SOMETIMES BAD THINGS HAPPENTO GOOD PEOPLE You Need Jacqueline On Your Side

I am committed to providing my clients with the trusted counsel and aggressive defense they deserve. I believe in redemption and helping people get second chances. I devote a significant portion of my practice to criminal justice reform and I have provided pro bono representation in impact litigation to change the laws to benefit every Californian.

No one is perfect, and everyone has flaws. A mistake should not define you, and our Orange County criminal defense attorney is ready to fight to protect your future, no matter the charges. Attorney Jacqueline Goodman is here to get you out of this difficult situation and put you back in the position you were in before your trouble started!

HOW ARE DUI OFFENSES PUNISHED IN CALIFORNIA?

The precise punishments someone can face for a DUI conviction will depend on their history of DUI convictions, aggravating factors, and any other pertinent facts of the case. A seasoned Fullerton DUI attorney can walk you through what consequences you may be looking at and fight for reduced sentencing whenever possible.

For a first misdemeanor DUI conviction, you could face:

  • Up to 6 months of jail time
  • Fines of up to $1,000, plus court fees and assessments
  • License suspension of up to 10 months
  • Mandatory interlock ignition device (IID) installation for up to 6 months
  • Mandatory DUI education program for up to 9 months
  • Informal probation for up to 5 years

For a second misdemeanor DUI conviction, penalties may include:

  • Up to 1 year of jail time
  • Fines of up to $1,000, plus court fees and assessments
  • License suspension of up to 2 years
  • Mandatory interlock ignition device (IID) installation for up to 1 year
  • Mandatory DUI education program for up to 30 months
  • Informal probation for up to 5 years
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ANAHEIM, CA DUI ATTORNEY FAQ'S

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  • Is a White Collar Crime a Federal Offense?

    White-collar crimes can be charged as federal offenses for several reasons, primarily due to the nature of these offenses and the impact they can have on national or interstate commerce. Here are some reasons why white-collar crimes often fall under federal jurisdiction:

    • Interstate Commerce: Many white-collar crimes involve activities that cross state lines or have a substantial impact on interstate commerce. The federal government has jurisdiction over such cases because it has the authority to regulate and oversee interstate commerce.
    • National or International Scope: White-collar crimes often transcend state boundaries and may have a national or even international scope. Federal agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), are better equipped to handle cases that extend beyond individual state jurisdictions.
    • Specialized Federal Agencies: Federal agencies are often specialized and have the expertise and resources to investigate and prosecute complex financial crimes. For example, the SEC deals with securities fraud, while the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) focuses on tax-related offenses.
    • Protection of Federal Programs and Institutions: Some white-collar crimes involve fraud or corruption against federal programs, agencies, or institutions. Fraudulent activities targeting government programs or funds may lead to federal charges.
    • Uniform Application of Laws: The federal legal system provides a uniform set of laws and regulations that can be applied consistently across the entire country. This helps ensure a standardized approach to prosecuting and sentencing white-collar offenders.
    • Global Financial Markets: Crimes such as securities fraud or insider trading often affect global financial markets. The federal government is better positioned to address these issues, working in coordination with international law enforcement agencies.
    • Complexity and Resources: White-collar crimes are often intricate, involving complex financial transactions, extensive paper trails, and sophisticated schemes. Federal law enforcement agencies typically have the resources, expertise, and jurisdiction to handle such intricate cases.
    • Deterrence and Public Trust: Federal prosecution of white-collar crimes is seen as a deterrent, sending a strong message that the government takes financial misconduct seriously. It helps maintain public trust in financial institutions and markets.
  • What is the First Offense for Possession of a Controlled Substance in California?

    For the first offense of possessing a controlled substance in California, the charge has been reduced to a misdemeanor, thanks to Proposition 47. This law means you'll likely face a maximum sentence of up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000. However, the severity can still vary depending on the specific type and amount of drug possessed, with certain substances potentially enhancing the charge or adding additional penalties. Remember, this is just a general overview, and it's always best to consult with an attorney to assess your situation precisely.
  • Lewd acts with a minor
    Any sort of sex crime involving a child under the age of 14 can be classified as a violent crime, even when no force or threat is involved. It is a legal tactic adopted by California criminal courts to allow prosecutors to push for inordinately severe penalties against child sex offenders.

WHY CHOOSE ATTORNEY GOODMAN TO HANDLE YOUR DUI DEFENSE?

Thanks to her proven track record of success and decades of criminal defense experience, Attorney Goodman has earned the trust and respect of both her former clients and the broader legal community. She has become known for her tenacious advocacy, innovative case strategies, and unwavering commitment to getting justice for her clients. 

Here are just a few reasons why individuals charged with DUI choose The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman:

  • More than 20 years of criminal defense experience
  • Rated 10.0 “Superb” on AVVO
  • A member of the National College of DUI Defense since 2010
  • On the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Argued cases before the United States Supreme Court

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