Our Burbank DUI lawyers have a long track record of getting drunk driving charges reduced to reckless driving or dismissed while saving our client’s driver’s licenses. And we can usually achieve this without a trial and without our clients even having to show up to court.
Keep reading for more information about California DUI laws and how our Burbank DUI attorneys can help you:
- 1. Will the police take my license?
- 2. What is the typical sentence?
- 3. What is Burbank DUI School?
- 4. Who makes DUI arrests in Burbank?
- 5. Where is the jail in Burbank?
- 6. Where is the Burbank DUI courthouse?
1. Will the police take my license?
Following a DUI arrest in Burbank, the police will take the defendant’s driver’s license and give him/her a temporary one (good for thirty days). Then there is a ten day window where the defendant must contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to ask for a DMV hearing to fight the license suspension.
DMV hearings are just like trials but on a smaller scale, so our Burbank DUI Defense attorneys take care of them for you in addition to your criminal case. But even if the DMV judge finds against you and suspends your license, first-time DUI defendants can usually continue driving as long as they drive with an ignition interlock device (IID).
2. What is the typical sentence?
Most California charges for driving under the influence are misdemeanors prosecuted under Vehicle Code 23152(a) and Vehicle Code 23152(b). That means the maximum jail time is limited to six months, and it is usually suspendable anyway.
For a first-time DUI conviction, a Burbank judge will typically order defendants to comply with the following punishments:
- Fines that may exceed a thousand dollars.
- Three (3) years of probation.
- Usually no jail, but you may be sentenced to up to six (6) months if you get convicted of another crime during your probation.
- Six (6) months of your driver’s license being suspended, but defendants may be able to drive anywhere if they get an ignition interlock device (IID) installed.
- Three (3) months of a California DUI School program
The first step of a DUI case is the arraignment, where we plead not guilty and set a trial date for several months later. In the interim, we aggressively negotiate with prosecutors to dismiss or reduce your charges, thereby avoiding trial altogether. While your case is going on, we can usually make all of your court appearances in criminal court without you having to show up.
3. What is Burbank DUI school?
If a defendant pleads to or is convicted of a DUI in Burbank, then he/she can be sure of the judge ordering an alcohol education program as part of the sentence. California DUI school offers several different programs depending on the defendant’s DUI history. First offender programs typically last three months while third-time offender programs can span thirty months.
One DUI School in Burbank is the Safety Education Center, Inc., which offers curriculum for first-time, second-time and third-time DUI offenders. The number is (818) 848-8667, and it is located on 844 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505.
4. Who makes DUI arrests in Burbank?
Law enforcement officers with the Burbank Police Department make DUI arrests. The station can be reached at (818) 238-3000, and the address is 200 N 3rd St, Burbank, CA 91502.
5. Where is the jail in Burbank?
Police book DUI arrestees at the Burbank Jail, located at 200 N. 3rd Street, Burbank, CA 91502 and reachable at (818) 238-3333.
6. Where is the Burbank DUI courthouse?
DUIs are handled in one of three departments at the Burbank Courthouse, located at 300 East Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91502, and reachable at (818) 557-3466. Defendants who plead to DUI will be given information by the courtroom clerk about local DUI Schools and instructions for how to complete their sentence.
If you get arrested for driving drunk, our Burbank CA DUI defense attorneys are here to try to lower or throw out your charges, ensure you stay out of jail, and let you keep your driver’s license. You should not rely on a public defender – DUI charges are too serious. Our criminal defense lawyers are also prepared to take your case to trial in pursuit of an acquittal if necessary.
Phone our Burbank Attorneys DUI Defense Office at (818) 736-7646 to schedule a free consultation. The Law Office of Shouse Law Group is located at:
303 North Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
Our criminal defense attorneys also serve DUI / DWI clients in Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills, San Fernando, Riverside, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Glendale, Van Nuys, West Covina, Ventura County, Pasadena, Torrance, Long Beach, Sherman Oaks, Inland Empire, Ontario, and elsewhere in north, central, and southern California state.
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