Normally, both the Criminal court and the DMV will try to suspend a driver's license in Santa Rosa, Napa, Ukiah and Lakeport.
However, in a drug only DUI, a driver will not face a suspension process from DMV. This is because the DMV Administrative Per Se process is based on whether a driver was driving at a
0.08 blood alcohol content or not. Since there is no blood alcohol involved with a drug only DUI, the DMV proceedings are not initiated. When you retain one of the best DUI lawyers in Santa Rosa, Napa, Ukiah or Lakeport, they will explain this in detail.
However, DMV may still suspend a license upon receiving notice of a conviction from the Court.
Even though DMV will not use its own proceeding to suspend a license in a dug only DUI, once DMV receives notice that a Criminal Court has convicted a driver of a drug only DUI, DMV will suspend or revoke the driver's license. The suspension of a driver privilege will vary in length depending on the number, if any, of any prior DUI convictions within the last 10 years and the level of the offense. Expert DUI attorneys in Santa Rosa, Napa, Lakeport and Ukiah can decipher and negotiate these periods of time and design alternative strategies to reduce or eliminate suspensions.
Remember, Ronald Dinan and Associates, is a firm of experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyers who can help in achieving the best outcome in your case. Many times criminal case dispositions will include reduction or outright dismissal of the number and/or severity of criminal charges, diversion programs, probation, reduced fines with installment payments, alternatives to jail, etc.
To get immediate help with your criminal matter, we invite you to call us to discuss your case. We answer all telephone calls in a polite, professional and helpful manner.
Sonoma County Santa Rosa 707-571-5550
Napa County Napa 707-252-0102
Marin County San Rafael 415-491-0223
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Humboldt County Eureka 707-445-1348