Orange County DUI Lawyer

The State of California will seek to suspend your driver's license following an arrest for a DUI in California.

For immediate help, contact a California DUI Lawyer.

Arrested for DWI

Orange County DUI Lawyers handling DUI & drunk driving cases Santa Ana and Anaheim, California and all of Orange County.

Anaheim DUI Lawyer Neil Shouse
Being arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County, California can be a very emotionally trying event. The process of defending yourself can be difficult and the consequences of being found guilty can be severe.

Realize that not everyone who has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Southern California is guilty, and you have the right to a legal defense.

The experienced Orange County California DUI Lawyers with the Shouse Law Group can help. They will take the time to answer your questions, provide an honest assessment of your situation and guide you through the legal process.

Managing principal Neil Shouse is a former DUI prosecutor who trained with the California Highway Patrol and state crime labs. The legal team with the law firm offers a complete drunk driving defense strategy, utilizing the skills of former prosecutors, former police officers and trained investigators. The collective experience, legal acumen and knowledge of California DUI laws held by the Anaheim, CA DUI Attorneys with the Shouse Law Group will ensure that you receive the best possible resolution of your case.

Call Now for a Free Initial Consultation

The Anaheim DUI Lawyers with Shouse Law Group offer a free, no obligation meeting so they can learn more about your specific case. They will then be able to outline their fee and your legal options. To schedule a free review of your DUI, call (714) 912-8578 or complete the secure, on-line form to the left. Your inquiry will be processed at all hours, day or night and even on the weekends. Act now and get immediate help.

Potential Loss of Driver's License

There are actually two cases filed following an arrest for impaired or drunk driving in California. One is the criminal case filed by the courts. The second is a civil case filed by the Department of Motor Vehicles that seeks to suspend, revoke or limit your driving privileges.

The length of the license suspension depends on a number of conditions, including your blood alcohol content at time of arrest, whether you refused to have your BAC tested and whether you have any prior CA DUI convictions on your record. Even a first offense can result in the loss of license for up to one year. Imagine not being able to drive to work, school, the store or church.

Under California DUI law, you have only 10 days from the date of an arrest to request an administrative suspension hearing with the DMV and try to save your driving privileges. Only the DMV has the right to revoke or restore a person's driver's license. You can have the criminal charges dropped and still lose your ability to drive.

The Orange County DUI Attorneys with Shouse Law Group can petition for a DMV hearing on your behalf and represent you. Having legal guidance can increase the chances of keeping your license. It is also an excellent opportunity for your defense team to learn more about the strength of the prosecution's case.

Impact of a DUI in California

As mentioned above, there are two very serious cases brought against a motorist accused of DUI in Orange County. In addition to the DMV case, the prosecution and the police will work together to seek a conviction for drunk driving. If they are successful, you will find yourself facing serious financial, legal and social consequences.

You could be required to spend time in jail, pay fines, special fees and court costs, perform community service, undergo drug and alcohol rehabilitation and attend a victim's impact panel. In some cases you may be forced to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle for the privilege to drive.

A conviction for DUI in CA would also result in a criminal record. A simple background check could lead to loss of your job, limited future employment options, a lower credit score making it difficult to securing a line of credit or mortgage, and restrictions on travel to Canada.

The potential, long-term impact of a DUI make it imperative that you fight the charges and try to keep your record clean. The Anaheim DUI Attorneys with Shouse Law Group will work to protect your future and your freedom. Call now for a free consultation.

About Shouse Law Group

The bi-lingual staff at the Shouse Law Group is dedicated to providing clients accused of drunk driving or driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs with a professional and skilled legal defense. They will extend moral and emotional support, while remaining accessible throughout the disposition of your case.

Manager of the law firm Neil Shouse is a former Los Angeles DUI prosecutor who has handled hundreds of criminal cases and over a thousand evidentiary hearings. He now uses his knowledge of both sides of a DUI to anticipate the prosecution's moves and employ effective defense strategies.

Neil Shouse graduated with honors from both the University of California Berkley and Harvard Law School. He has appeared as a criminal and DUI law commentator on CNN, Fox News, ABC News, PBS, Good Morning America and Court TV and been featured or quoted in newspapers across the country.

Attorney Michael Scafiddi is a former police officer and certified expert in drug and alcohol impairment recognition, and he utilizes his unique training and background to defend those arrested for suspicion of DUI in San Bernardino and the Desert Cities. By understanding the arrest tactics employed by the police and the legal procedures they are required to maintain, Michael Scafiddi has successfully identified weaknesses and errors that have lead to a successful DUI defense.

Act Now for the Best Result

Time is very important following an arrest for DUI in California. If you want to try to save your driver's license and see if your criminal charges can be reduced or dismissed, contact the Orange County CA DUI Attorneys with Shouse Law Group. The initial consultation is free with no further obligation, so you have everything to gain by contacting the law firm now. Call (714) 912-8578 or fill out the request form to the left.

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