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Driving under the influence may be a common offense, but that does not mean it should be taken lightly. If you've been arrested for drunk driving, you can face a number of harsh penalties that threaten your personal, professional, and financial health. Depending on the circumstances, penalties can also be significantly enhanced. If you stand accused, our Ventura DUI attorneys at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP could make the difference in your case.

Why Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP is qualified to handle your DUI case:

  • Hundreds of Case Dismissals
  • Award-Winning Legal Team
  • 50+ Years of Combined Defense Experience
  • Named to List of Southern California Super Lawyers®
  • Representation in Criminal Court and DMV Hearings
  • 24/7 Availability; FREE & Confidential Consultations

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Representation for All DUI Charges

DUI charges and penalties can vary a great deal. Whether it's a first time offense, a multiple offense, or a serious felony, the penalties at stake are very real and can very much threaten your future. Our team of DUI attorneys in Ventura handle all DUI charges and matters, including:

Can I Be Arrested for Driving With a BAC That Is Less Than .08%?

Yes. According to California Vehicle Code §23152(a), it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. California Vehicle Code §23152(b) states that it is unlawful to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that equals or exceeds .08%. This means that, in order to face a DUI arrest, you only have to drive "under the influence." However, a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle could be affected when his/her BAC is less than .08%. Thus, you could be arrested and convicted of drunk driving with a BAC of .07%.

My BAC Was More Than .08%, Should I Plead Guilty?

No, you do not have to enter a guilty plea, even if your BAC exceeded the legal limit. Our team can help you establish a strong case to combat virtually any DUI charge, even if you feel like the evidence is stacked against you. For instance, you may not be convicted of drunk driving if law enforcement failed to conduct chemical testing correctly. If you were arrested for failing a field sobriety test, a skilled defense lawyer can help you demonstrate that the test was inaccurate. Other common factors include faulty machinery and procedural errors.

Ventura County DUI Penalties

Ventura County is regarded as one of the toughest jurisdictions on drunk and drugged driving in the state of California. This means that if you stand accused of DUI, you can expect aggressive prosecution and serious criminal penalties. In addition, DUI convictions can result in numerous other consequences in your personal, professional, and financial life - including an impact on your ability to find gainful employment.

Every case is different, and the penalties you face will depend on the unique circumstances of your case - especially if you have prior DUI convictions. Still, you may face some of the following penalties and consequences if convicted of a DUI. Get defense from our DUI lawyers in Ventura County.

  • Jail Time
  • Fines & Fees
  • Community Service
  • Probation
  • Driver's License Suspension / Revocation
  • Installation of Ignition Interlock Device
  • DUI Education Classes
  • Related Expenses

Why Can't I Hire a Public Defender?

A DUI conviction can easily cost $10,000. With this in mind, you might be tempted to seek the help of a public defender. However, you must be able to demonstrate that you are financially unable to hire an attorney. Although many public defenders are dedicated to their work, they do not restrict their case loads to provide each client with the car and attention to detail that each case deserves. When you work with DUI defense attorney, you can have peace of mind knowing that your case is in good hands. When you work with an experienced DUI defense lawyer, you don't have to worry about your case getting lost in the crowd.

If you have been accused of drunk driving, contact our Ventura DUI lawyers today for a FREE consultation!

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  • 1000's of Cases Handled In & Out of Court
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