Have you been arrested for DUI a second, third, or subsequent time? If so, you need an Oakland DUI lawyer from The Castillo Law Offices now more than ever before. Attorney Castillo has a wealth of experience representing both misdemeanor and felony DUIs. His proven track record for success has earned him inclusion in California's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list for 2013, and the Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell® in that same year.
We are aware that DUI penalties only escalate with each subsequent offense and we are focused on doing everything we can to lessen the consequences that you face so you can move forward with your life.
California's DUI laws are covered under VC § 23152-23229.1, which make it illegal for any person who is under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to operate a motor vehicle. In California, you cannot drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher. For commercial drivers, it is against the law to drive with a BAC of .04%, and for drivers under the age of 21, they cannot drive with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system (.01%) under California's Zero Tolerance law.
If you have been convicted of a second or subsequent DUI, you may be eligible for a restricted driver's license if you install an ignition interlock device (IID).
As of July 1, 2010, legislative changes have allowed for shorter suspension/revocation periods for second or third DUI offenders who install an IID and receive an IID restricted driver's license after the mandatory suspension/revocation period. However, the offense must have occurred after July 1, 2010 and cannot involve drugs.
Second DUI offenders whose violation involved alcohol may reinstate after a 90-day suspension when they provide proof of enrollment in a DUI program. Third DUI offenders whose violation involved alcohol may reinstate after a 6-month revocation with proof of enrollment in an 18 or 30 month DUI program.
With all criminal charges you have every right to defend yourself in court and have your case heard, and DUI charges are no exception. Regardless if this is your first or third offense, we will help you fight your DUI charges! Even if the odds are stacked against you, if we can get your sentencing or penalties reduced, it can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case!
Contact our Oakland DUI law firm to find out what types of DUI defenses we would employ in your DUI case! You can reach us at (510) 894-6626 to request a free consultation.