Throughout California, law enforcement officials have been expanding efforts to crack down on drunk driving offenses. Being convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated can have serious consequences, including loss of license, higher insurance costs, heavy fines and jail time. Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law has the knowledge necessary to overcome the evidence against you, and the tenacity to help you attain the best possible outcome.
I understand that good people can make mistakes. I strive to satisfy clients’ emotional, financial and legal needs by zealously representing your interests at every turn. I am knowledgeable about complex California DUI laws, and analyze every aspect of the prosecution’s case, from the initial traffic stop to Breathalyzer tests, to build you a strong defense. I know what the prosecution needs to get a conviction, and I challenge the evidence against you with the skill I have developed over 24 years in the field. I work hard to make sure that you get the respect you deserve and the results you desire.
If you have been pulled over by the police, there are several ways that you can help yourself:
Do not be intimidated by the police. If you are nervous, police officers may think that you are hiding something or are intoxicated. Don’t give them that opportunity. Remaining calm and being polite are good ways to ensure that police officers leave you alone.
Clean out your glove box. Fumbling through these compartments to find your registration or insurance can be easily misinterpreted as intoxication. Keeping the glove box or center console neat and clean allows you to swiftly grab your identification and present it to a police officer.
Do not let the police search your car. Any evidence found in your car could be used to support a DUI conviction. Do not allow the officer to perform a search without a warrant.
Take the sobriety test. Many DUI defendants have been found not guilty due to a malfunctioning breath analyzing machine or an improperly administered blood or urine test. Also, you may still blow under the legal limit.
Get a blood test after release. Alcohol detection devices can be unreliable and malfunction. Don’t go to jail because of a broken machine. It’s a good idea to measure your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) with a blood test after arrest. At trial, your attorney can use that evidence to raise possible defenses.
Contact a DWI attorney immediately.
If you have been arrested for DUI, you need a qualified and determined defense attorney who has the knowledge and experience to help you win. Call Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law today at 714-790-9548 or contact me online to set up a consultation at my Santa Ana, CA, California office.
One bad decision shouldn't ruin your life. When you've been charged with a DUI, you need a defense lawyer on your side ASAP. Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law provides high-quality legal assistance for clients charged with DUIs in Santa Ana, California.
Attorney Lengyel-Leahu gives clients the respect they deserve, and he works hard to help them get the results they want. Call (714) 790-9548 today to schedule a consultation at Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law to go over the facts of your case.
The consequences of drinking and driving can vary depending on a variety of factors. Below are the maximum charges for a first, second and third DUI offense in Santa Ana, CA:
If you are charged with a DUI for the first time, you could face up to $3,600 in fines and penalty assessments, six months in jail, a six-month license suspension and a required interlock breath device.
A second DUI charge could cost you up to $3,000 in fines and penalty assessments and slap you with a one-year jail sentence, a two-year license suspension, and a required interlock breath device.
After a third DUI charge, you could face up to $18,000 in fines and penalty assessments, a one-year jail sentence, a three-year license revocation, and a 30-month alcohol treatment program.
One bad decision shouldn't ruin your life. When you've been charged with a DUI, you need a defense lawyer on your side ASAP. Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law provides high-quality legal assistance for clients charged with DUIs in Santa Ana, California.Attorney Lengyel-Leahu gives clients the respect they deserve, and he works hard to help them get the results they want. Call 714-790-9548 today to schedule a consultation at Pal A. Lengyel-Leahu Attorney at Law to go over the facts of your case.
Good people can make mistakes. Don't let yours ruin your life. Contact attorney Lengyel-Leahu as soon as you're charged with a DUI in Santa Ana, CA.