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Looking over some of the consequences of DUI charges

If you have been charged with driving under the influence, all sorts of harsh consequences may lie ahead. As a result, it is important to prepare yourself for some of the hurdles that you may have to face in the future. However, you might be able to secure a better outcome by presenting your case correctly, which is why you should go over all the details carefully. Our law firm knows the stress and other challenges that people in this position frequently go through in Diamond Bar, and cities around all of California.

From time behind bars to the suspension of your driver's license and financial penalties, drunk driving charges may carry different consequences. Moreover, it is important to think about the various ways that these consequences could upend your life. For example, if you lose your ability to drive, you might have difficulty getting to and from work or taking care of other responsibilities. Furthermore, these charges can wreak havoc in your current and future life in other ways. For example, the charges could come back to haunt you years down the road when you are trying to secure employment.

Sentencing for violent felonies is often harsh

In California, if you are charged with a violent crime, the potential for serious repercussions upon conviction is high. Felonies may result in one or more years in prison, and they often come with much longer sentences. We at the team at Eric D. Davis, Attorney at Law, often help clients develop a strong defense based on the factors of their case.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation defines 23 acts that are considered violent felony under the law. These include the following:

  • Murder, attempted murder or voluntary manslaughter
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • Carjacking
  • Robbery
  • Sexual abuse of a child

How to assist your child after addiction recovery

You love your son more than anything. As a parent, you will do anything for your child. You have sworn to nurture them, love them and keep them safe. For the most part, you can do just that. Sometimes things are out of our control. As children grow they often experiment. The journey to really finding yourself can be a difficult road to navigate. For some, that may mean hitting a few bumps in the road along the way.

A few mistakes doesn’t mean failure. Addiction is an illness. This illness is tough to battle. It takes courage, strength and the support of loved ones.

A drunk driving charge doesn't guarantee conviction

Drunk driving is a common criminal infraction that can change the lives of many people every year. Some people are well aware of their intoxication and choose to drive drunk anyway. But there are many other people -- good, hard-working people -- who simply aren't aware of their intoxication. This is just one example of a circumstance that could lead to a suspected drunk driver successfully defending the charges against him or her.

One of the most common defenses against drunk driving charges is the concept of administrative negligence or the violation of a suspect's rights. In other words, the police acted improperly. This could happen because they failed to uphold the chain of custody for any evidence. It could happen because a Breathalyzer or other equipment wasn't properly calibrated or used. It could also happen because the police officer did not have probable cause to pull you over in the first place.


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