Top South Lake Tahoe, CA DUI Lawyers Near You

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    Ewing Law Group

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

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    Law Offices of Shelby Nicole Alberts

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Cohen Defense Group

    DUI Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Crowell Law Offices

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Welch Law Firm

    DUI Lawyers | Roseville Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Roseville Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Law Offices of Eric H. Hintz

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Donato Legal Group

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Sacramento

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Law Office of Brandon R. Leibrock

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • The Law Offices of David W. Bonilla

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Attorney at Law

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • The Chastaine Law Office

    DUI Lawyers | Gold River Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Gold River Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Law Office of Joanne Biernacki

    DUI Lawyers | El Dorado Hills Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | El Dorado Hills Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Leupp & Woodall

    DUI Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Floyd Skeren Manukian Langevin, LLP

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • The Gonzales Law Corporation

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Law Office of Peter J. Boldin

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

    DUI Lawyers | Sacramento Office | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Laub & Laub

    DUI Lawyers | South Lake Tahoe Office

    DUI Lawyers | South Lake Tahoe Office

South Lake Tahoe DUI Information

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Have You Been Charged with a DUI?

If so, it is imperative to immediately contact a South Lake Tahoe DUI lawyer who knows all the defenses that may be available to you. To violate DUI law, the blood-alcohol content must be at least .08 percent, and if it is higher than .14 you can be charged with extreme DUI.

DUI Ramifications

The alcohol content is determined by blood, breath, or urine tests. If you refuse to take one of those tests your driver’s license is automatically suspended. A DUI conviction is punishable by license revocation, months in jail, or years in prison for repeat offenders and stiff fines.

How long does a DUI stay on your record?

The length of time a DUI conviction will stay on your criminal record (different from your driving record that the DMV uses) depends on the state you live in. Some states will remove a DUI from your criminal record after five years, at which point, if you are arrested and convicted for DUI again, the system will treat you as a first-time offender. In other states, this could be 10 years. Other states do not do this at all, meaning the conviction will always be on your record, unless you can expunge it.

How long do you go to jail for a DUI conviction?

This depends on the state that you live in. Some states have mandatory jail sentences (although in some it’s only a few days) for a first-time offender, while other states have no jail time for first-time offenders. For each DUI conviction you receive, your odds of going to jail for a longer amount of time will increase.

Should you plead guilty to a DUI?

Many people think they should plead guilty quickly to “move on” from the incident. But that will mean having a conviction on your record for years to come, which can have serious negative effects on your life. You should always discuss your case with an attorney before you ever make any decisions on pleading guilty.

What happens when you get a DUI?

A DUI conviction can mean spending time in jail, having to pay fines and court costs, and attending drunk driving classes or entering into rehab. It could also mean having to deal with the effects of a driver’s license suspension, which could affect your job. Some states also require ignition interlock devices in the cars of people with DUI convictions. In short, the penalties are serious, and you should treat them seriously.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it’s possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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