When someone is charged with a DUI here in California, they are most likely looking at a multitude of penalties that can drastically affect their lives for years to come, which is why if you are currently facing DUI charges, even if this is only your first DUI, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a Tehama County DUI lawyer. Our firm is ready to do everything in our power to protect you from the ramifications of obtaining a DUI and a criminal record. Do not wait another minute. Contact Cohen Criminal Law today to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team.
Do I Need a Tehama County DUI Lawyer Even for a First-Offense?
If you have recently received a first-offense DUI either in Tehama, Shasta or Trinity County, the most important thing you can do is speak with an attorney who has decades of legal experience aggressively combatting DUI charges on behalf of his clients. You have just found that lawyer in Attorney Gregg Cohen of Cohen Criminal Law.
Penalties for a First-Offense DUI in California
If you’ve been charged with a DUI in California, you can expect far more than a simple “slap on the wrist.” Even if this is only your first offense the consequences if convicted are serious. For a first-offense DUI in California, you will most likely face the following penalties:
- Anywhere from 48 hours-6 months in county jail
- A 3-year probation sentence
- An approximate $1600 fine, including court assessments
- Mandatory participation in a court-approved DUI school
- You will have your driver’s license suspended for at least 6 months
- You will no longer be able to drive with any amount of alcohol in your system (.08% is the standard BAC that warrants a DUI)
Rather obviously, the penalties for even a first-offense DUI in California are severe, which is why you cannot afford to wait another day to hire a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who is ready to help you in any way he can.
Contact Our Tehama County DUI Lawyer
Our firm understands that people make mistakes, and we believe that one mistake should not impact a person for the rest of his or her life. Unfortunately, in many cases, the criminal justice system here in California does not agree, which is why you need a staunch advocate on your side who will tirelessly work to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf. Our firm is ready to help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Contact Cohen Criminal Law today to learn more about what we can do for you.