Our Pomona DUI lawyers defend against drunk driving charges on two fronts: One, we fight the DMV to reinstate the driver’s license, and two, we negotiate with the D.A. in an attempt to get the criminal charges reduced or dismissed.
In this article, our Pomona DUI attorneys answer the following frequently-asked-questions:
- 1. What happens after a DUI arrest in Pomona, California?
- 2. What is the standard sentence?
- 3. Where is Pomona DUI School?
- 4. Who makes DUI arrests in Pomona?
- 5. Where is the jail?
- 6. Where is the Pomona DUI courthouse?
- 7. Who is Pomona DUI lawyer John Murray?
1. What happens after a DUI arrest in Pomona, California?
Getting arrested for drunk driving in Pomona typically results in two misdemeanor DUI charges:
- DUI under Vehicle Code 23152(a), and
- Driving with Excessive Blood Alcohol Content (.08 or higher) under Vehicle Code 23152(b)
But if the incident resulted in an injury or death, it will be chargeable as a felony.
In addition to the criminal case, a DUI arrest also opens up an administrative case with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The law enforcement officer confiscates the arrestee’s license and replaces it with a temporary 30-day one. At that point, the arrestee has 10 days to ask for a DMV hearing to contest the suspension.
Anyone arrested for a DUI in Pomona is advised to hire an attorney right away to request a DMV hearing and to begin working up a strong defense for both the DMV and criminal cases. The attorney will gather evidence, keep the prosecutors busy with motions, and negotiate with them in the hopes of dismissing or reducing the charges. And unless the case goes to trial, defense attorneys can usually make almost all of the court appearances without the defendant having to appear.
2. What is the standard sentence?
Defendants who plead to a first-time DUI in Pomona typically receive the following punishments:
- Fines: $390 to over $1,000, but some of it may be converted to community service.
- Probation: Three years.
- Driver’s License Suspension: Six months, but defendants may be able to continue driving with an ignition interlock device (IID).
- Jail: Two days to six months, but that can usually get suspended or converted to community service.
- California DUI School.
Subsequent DUIs result in harsher penalties, including jail time, higher fines, 18-to-30-month alcohol education programs, and a required ignition interlock devices in the vehicle.
But in any case, a Pomona DUI lawyer may be able to negotiate with prosecutors to avoid a DUI conviction altogether.
3. Where is Pomona DUI school?
One of the local DUI Schools is Inland Valley Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services. It offers first-offender and 18-month programs. The address is 375 South Main Street, Ste. 111, Pomona, CA 91766. They can be reached at (909) 622-7311.
4. Who makes DUI arrests in Pomona?
Pomona DUI arrests are typically made by officers from the Pomona Police Department, located at 490 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, CA 91766. Their phone number is 909-620-2155. (The Pomona PD is just down the block from our Shouse Law Group DUI law office at 435 W. Mission Blvd.)
If the incident occurs on a highway such as SR 71, the arrest may be made by an officer with the California Highway Patrol.
5. Where is the jail?
6. Where is the Pomona DUI courthouse?
Misdemeanor DUI cases are heard in the Pomona Courthouse North, also located close by at 350 West Mission Blvd. Their phone number is (909) 802-9944.
Four courtrooms in the Pomona Courthouse North hear DUIs proceedings, and they divide up the cases based on the spelling of the defendant’s last name. Only Los Angeles County District Attorneys prosecute the cases. Finally, the courthouse has a “Health Office” with information about DUI School and how to successfully carry out the terms of a sentence. Defendants can reach the Health Office at (909) 620-3214.
7. Who is Pomona DUI lawyer John Murray?
Pomona criminal attorney John Murray has successfully represented thousands of clients facing everything from serious violent felonies to misdemeanor drunk driving. A Los Angeles County DUI lawyer with several years of experience, John has gotten many DUI cases reduced to reckless driving or dismissed.
John Murray has also developed considerable expertise in California DMV hearing law, and is consulted by other criminal lawyers throughout the state for his opinions and advice. Mr. Murray has conducted countless DMV hearings and has succeeded in saving the driving privileges of many clients.
If you get arrested for driving drunk, our Pomona 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. We are also prepared to take your case to trial. Phone our Pomona Attorneys DUI Defense Office at (909) 387-8510 to schedule a free consultation. Our office is located at:
435 W. Mission Blvd.
Pomona, CA 91769
Our criminal defense attorneys also serve DUI / DWI clients in Riverside, Orange County, San Bernardino County, West Covina, Inland Empire, Ontario, and elsewhere in north, central, and southern California state. We defend against all types of charges, from traffic tickets and drug crimes to sex crimes and white-collar crimes. Our legal team practices personal injury and family law as well.
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