Are you facing DUI charges, as you have recently been arrested while drunk and driving? You should be aware of the fact that this is a very serious offense and that the punishment you risk is harsh. Unfortunately, thousands of people die on the road every single year in accidents caused by drunk or drugged drivers. In addition to this, other thousands of people get severely injured in the same type of accidents and have their lives completely turned upside down, as for many of them the injuries are so severe that they remain impaired for the rest of their lives. This is the reason why the authorities have decided to make DUI punishments very severe. For example, a 1st offense DUI comes with 48 hours to 6 months of jail time, 3 to 9 months of drug and alcohol programs, fines that go as high as $1,800, 4 to 10 months of driver’s license suspension and 3 to 5 years of DUI probation. Do you now understand how serious your situation is? Do you understand why you are recommended to consult with an attorney?
Don’t even consider the idea of going to the court of law and facing a judge all by yourself, as this would be a huge mistake. Facing the court of law without a professional by your side will be nerve breaking, stressful and overwhelming, so the best choice you can make is to hire an experienced Los Angeles DUI attorney and to let the professional represent your interests in the court of law. An expert will know how to use the law in your favor and how to obtain the smallest possible punishment. Yes, you will be punished in one way or another, as the judge will consider that you need the punishment to understand the fact that you could have severely hurt someone, someone who had no fault to be on the same road with you while you were drunk and driving. What you did was dangerous both for you and for all the other drivers who were in traffic at the same time as you. Even though you didn’t cause an accident, something terrible could have happened and you need to assume responsibility for this mistake. This is why you need to expect to receive a punishment. This will surely happen, but it depends on your attorney what type of punishment you will receive.