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Proactive Defense Strategies For DUI

Though many people try to brush aside driving under the influence (DUI) – also known as operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) – as a minor criminal offense, you should not make this mistake. A conviction for DUI/OVI can follow you for a lifetime, having a negative impact on your job prospects, housing options and reputation. If the state has charged you with either of these crimes, take a proactive stance to defend yourself.

At the Law Office of K.M. Melchor, LC, I can help you. As a criminal defense attorney, I represent clients throughout the Inland Empire, including Riverside and San Bernardino. I am also licensed to practice in Ohio throughout the surrounding metro area. With extensive experience handling a variety of charges, I know how to build a strong defense strategy as your legal ally. Together, we will fight for the best possible outcome for your case.

What Are The Penalties For DUI In California?

If the state accuses you of having a blood alcohol content higher than 0.08 while operating a vehicle or of being under the influence of an illegal controlled substance while operating a vehicle, the result is a DUI charge. The consequences should not be underestimated, even for first-time offenders. The penalties in California are as follows:

  • A fine of $390 to $5,000
  • License suspension or revocation
  • Three days to one year in jail
  • Mandatory drug and alcohol treatment
  • Probation
  • Installation of an interlock ignition device

I understand that the punishments can seem overwhelming. As your lawyer, I do everything in my power to have your charges dismissed or reduced, get an acquittal or secure minimal sentencing. With numerous favorable results under my belt, you can rest assured that I have your back.

Se habla español. As a native Spanish speaker, I am happy to speak Spanish with you or supply translation services.

Speak With Me About Your Defense Strategy

The sooner you consult me, the sooner I can begin your DUI/OVI defense. Contact me at the Law Office of K.M. Melchor, LC, to schedule your free initial consultation ASAP. You can reach me by calling 909-323-7018 or by using my online contact form. Se habla español.