Fighting DUI in California: Why Should You Get an Attorney?
When it comes to fighting DUI in California, there is a misconception that you should fight the charges without the aid of an attorney, especially if this is your first time getting arrested for a DUI. However, fighting DUI in California without the aid of an attorney can lead to excessive fees, license suspension, and even jail time. The best thing to do, then, if you’re looking to succeed in fighting DUI in California is to call an experienced, effective attorney like Erica M. Bansmer, Esq., to vigorously defend your rights in a court of law.
Fighting DUI in California on Your Own: What’s the Worst that Can Happen?
One of the biggest concerns that people who have been arrested for a DUI have is, “how much is an attorney going to cost me?” While the prospective cost of an attorney may deter you from actually hiring one to defend your rights in a court of law, you’re running a very high risk of being convicted of a DUI and losing a lot more than money if you go in there on your own.
For example, if you’re convicted of a DUI in California, and it’s your first offense, you’re subject to the following penalties:
- A $1,000 fine.
- Up to $2,600 in penalty assessments.
- Up to six months in the county jail.
- Up to six months of a license suspension (and up to 10 months if your blood alcohol level, or BAC, was .15% or more), and
- Having your vehicle impounded (that is, stored until you can pay the excessive penalties to get it out of storage
Needless to say, as well, the penalties only increase with each conviction.
Fighting DUI in California with the Aid of an Attorney: How Does It Help?
There is an adage, “a lawyer who defends himself has a fool for a client,” and it certainly holds true today. Fighting DUI in California with the aid of an attorney like Erica M. Bansmer, Esq., will serve as nothing but beneficial to you. Erica M. Bansmer, Esq., is an attorney with years of experience in defending people against even the toughest DUI charges. She is known as a rigorous defender of rights, and understands the court nuances, in a way that no other attorney does.
So if you need help fighting DUI in California, contact Erica M. Bansmer, Esq., today and let’s see what we can do for you!