Driving Under the Influence

Welcome, being charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can be a stressful time in your life. The ramifications of having a DUI on your record can impact multiple areas of your life, including, personal, professional, and financial. The Law Office of Param S. Pabla understands the impact a DUI can have on its clients. As a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association, Mr. Pabla has represented clients charged with a DUI in the Sacramento area for years. He vigorously works towards minimizing the impact a DUI will have on their lives both in court as well as before the DMV. Let his experience, dedication, and knowledge work for you.

DUI Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Driving Under the Influence (DUI)?

Vehicle Code Section 23151 is the drunk driving statute. Sub-part (a) makes it unlawful to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Sub-part (b) makes it unlawful to drive a vehicle with a blood or breath alcohol level of 0.08% or higher.

What is the Punishment for a DUI?

Generally, for a 1st offense for a DUI, the following is the punishment:

  • Jail Time: 0 – 6 months
  • Fines: $390 – $1000
  • Alcohol Classes: 3 to 9 Months
  • Probation: 1 – 5 years

Can a DUI charge be reduced?

Yes, in some cases a DUI can be reduced. It may be dismissed, or reduced to a wet reckless, dry reckless, or other lesser charge. All the reductions would be more beneficial than having a DUI on your record.

Will the DMV suspend my license?

A person who takes a breath test, which indicates a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more, will have his driver license confiscated by the arresting officer. The officer will give notice to the driver of his right to request a hearing before the DMV within 10 days. Failure to request a hearing within the time frame may result in the DMV suspending the driver license.

Should I request a hearing before the DMV?

Requesting a hearing before the DMV may help you in fighting your case in court. The Law Office of Param S. Pabla has experience is effectively utilizing a DMV hearing to benefit a clients court case.

If my license is suspended by the DMV, can I get a restricted license?

If the DMV suspends your license, after 30 days, you can request a restricted license for the remainder of your suspension. The Law Office of Param S. Pabla can help you get your restricted license.

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