Protect Your Rights, Reputation, and Future with Our Experienced DUI Defense Team
When facing a driving under the influence or DUI charge, the uncertainty of the outcome can be daunting. At Kolacia Law Firm in Rancho Cucamonga, our relentless pursuit of justice and unwavering commitment to your defense is at the heart of everything we do.
With a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the complexities involved in DUI cases, our seasoned attorneys are equipped to deliver the most powerful defense possible. Our unique, client-centered approach ensures that we take the time to understand your individual circumstances and develop a tailored strategy that maximizes your chances of a favorable outcome.
Your future is worth fighting for, and we’re here to help. Contact a Rancho Cucamonga DUI lawyer today.
Why Choose Kolacia Law Firm for Your DUI Defense
At Kolacia Law Firm, we believe in providing personalized, attentive service to each client.
When you choose us to represent you in your DUI case, you can expect:
- Expertise — Our attorneys have successfully defended numerous DUI cases in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and are familiar with local laws, judges, and prosecutors.
- Comprehensive representation — From arraignment to trial, we will fight for your rights and advocate for the best possible outcome.
- Clear communication — We understand how stressful a DUI charge can be, so we prioritize informing and educating you about your case’s progress.
- Strategic defense — Our team will thoroughly investigate your case, identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s argument, and develop an aggressive defense strategy tailored to your unique situation.
Understanding California DUI Charges and Penalties
Facing a DUI charge can be overwhelming, but understanding the potential penalties associated with various DUI offenses can help you prepare for your case. The chart below provides an overview of the consequences of different types of DUI charges in California.
|Type of DUI||Jail/Prison Sentence||Fine||Mandatory Ignition Interlock Device Period||DUI School|
|1st offense misdemeanor DUI||Up to 6 months in county jail||$390-$1,000*||6 months (Optional: 4 months of suspension, 30-day restricted license for work)||3 or 9 months|
|2nd offense misdemeanor DUI||96 hours to 1 year in county jail||$390-$1,000*||1 year (Optional: 2 years of suspension, 1-year restricted license for work)||18 or 30 months|
|3rd offense misdemeanor DUI||120 days to 1 year in county jail||$390-$1,000*||2 years (Optional: 3 years of suspension)||30 months|
|DUI with injury (misdemeanor)||5 days to 1 year in county jail||$390-$5,000*, plus restitution to injured parties||6 months (Optional: 1 year of suspension)||3, 18, or 30 months|
|1st offense DUI with injury (felony)||16 months to 16 years in state prison||$1015-$5,000*, plus restitution to injured parties||1 year||18 or 30 months|
|Felony DUI||16 months, 2 years, or 3 years in state prison||$390-$1,000*||Up to 5 years of driver’s license suspension||18 or 30 months|
*Plus court-imposed penalty assessments
Navigating the complex world of DUI penalties can be challenging. Trust the experienced DUI attorneys at Kolacia Law Firm to guide you through this difficult time and fight for the best possible outcome.
Unexpected Collateral DUI Consequences — The Hidden Impact of a Conviction
A DUI conviction can have far-reaching consequences beyond the immediate penalties imposed by the court.
The collateral consequences of a DUI charge can impact various aspects of your life, from employment to housing and your personal well-being.
At Kolacia Law Firm, we understand the full scope of these consequences and work tirelessly to prevent them from affecting your future.
A DUI conviction may limit your job opportunities, as it can:
- Result in the loss of a professional license or certification
- Disqualify you from certain job positions, especially those requiring a clean driving record or security clearance
- Damage your reputation, making it difficult to secure future employment or advance in your career
Our attorneys will fight to protect your livelihood and ensure that a DUI charge doesn’t define your professional future.
Housing and Financial Consequences
A DUI conviction can also have a lasting impact on your housing and financial stability:
- Difficulty in securing housing, as landlords may be hesitant to rent to someone with a criminal record
- Increased car insurance rates can put a strain on your finances
- Difficulty obtaining loans, as some lenders may view a DUI conviction as a sign of irresponsibility
At Kolacia Law Firm, our goal is not only to defend you against the legal penalties of a DUI charge but also to shield you from the unexpected collateral consequences that can impact your life.
Our team is committed to providing a comprehensive defense that addresses every aspect of your case, ensuring the best possible outcome for you and your future.
Our Proven DUI Defense Strategy
Our seasoned DUI attorneys employ various strategies to challenge the evidence against you and seek the most favorable outcome possible. Our approach is tailored to each client’s unique case, ensuring we provide the strongest possible defense for your specific circumstances.
Some of these strategies include:
- Challenging the legality of the traffic stop
- Examining the accuracy and reliability of breathalyzer or blood tests
- Identifying errors in the arrest or booking process
- Presenting evidence to support an alternative explanation for the DUI charge
- Questioning the officer’s observations
- Evaluating field sobriety test administration
Exploring plea bargain options
By employing these and other tailored defense strategies, our team at Kolacia Law Firm is dedicated to providing you with the best chance at a favorable outcome in your DUI case.
Don’t Face Your DUI Charge Alone
A DUI charge can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to navigate this challenging time alone. The skilled and compassionate criminal law attorneys at Kolacia Law Firm are ready to stand by your side and provide the expert legal representation you need to protect your rights and secure your future.
Don’t let a DUI charge derail your life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced DUI defense attorneys.