Fighting DUI Charges in Riverside
Defending Your Rights in Riverside
Driving Under the Influence is the most common criminal charge brought
against individuals in our state, and the courts in Riverside are tough
on DUI offenders. The penalty for a first-time offense ranges from a driver's license
suspension, fines and alcohol abuse programs, to as much as 6 months in
jail. The punishments escalate for a second, third or fourth DUI offense.
If you are convicted of DUI, the conviction stays on your record for 10
years and could affect your credit, car insurance and employment status.
You must take a DUI charge seriously, as it could carry severe ramifications
for your future. You need a Riverside DUI defense attorney with a track
record of successfully representing people in your position, who has extensive
familiarity of the legal technicalities of a drunk-driving case, and can
employ proven strategies for your defense. Do not assume that if you were
tested above the legal blood alcohol limit, your case is already lost.
An attorney from the Law Offices of Scott Henry may be able to secure
an exoneration or to have the charges reduced or dismissed.
Experienced. Skilled. Knowledgeable.
Mr. Henry is a tough negotiator who never takes the easy way out. He knows the details of the law and how to scrutinize the evidence for
weaknesses in the case. His aggressive cross-examination of witnesses
helps him win cases for his clients. As a former Public Defender for Riverside
County, he is familiar with the courts, judges, District Attorneys and
police officers in our area. With over 15 years of experience and a perfect
score on attorney rating website Avvo, he knows how to get the results you need.
Field Sobriety Tests Many DUI arrests are based on the fact that the suspect failed the battery
of standardized field sobriety tests developed by the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration, yet these tests are notoriously faulty
and are often not admissible as evidence in court.
Court Process If your recent arrest for drinking and driving is your first involvement
in the criminal justice system, you may be confused and overwhelmed by
the situation. An attorney from the firm will guide you through the entire
process, and you may even be able to avoid making an appearance in court.
Expungements In the event that you are convicted of DUI, you will end up with a criminal
record, which may follow you for years to come. It will come up every
time you have to pass a background check, and you may be required to disclose
the fact on applications for employment. Expungement offers you a chance
to clear your record.
SR-22 One of the most expensive aspects of the sentencing for driving under
the influence is the mandatory SR-22 certificate, a Financial Responsibility
Form provided by your insurance carrier. An attorney from the firm may
be able to help you avoid this requirement.
Charged with driving under the influence?
Contact a Riverside DUI lawyer
at the firm today for a consultation and to learn more about your options
for fighting the charges.