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Oakland Out-of-State Residents Lawyer

Legal Help for Visitors Arrested for DUI in Alameda County

The city of Oakland is a popular spot for business gatherings and cultural experiences. The local police presence in the areas is significant, and thousands of DUI convictions are recorded each year. If you are a resident of another state who has been arrested for DUI in Oakland, the process can be intimidating and perplexing. It is critical that you hire a competent and experienced DUI attorney to provide you with representation during the legal process.

Procedures Followed in Alameda County DUI Cases for Out-of-State Drivers

As a resident of another state, if you were arrested for drunk or drugged driving by a police officer, you may have already been held in jail, and you may have failed to make your flight home. You will be given notice that your California driving privileges will be suspended by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and this will most likely lead to a license suspension in your home state.

After receiving notice from the California DMV, you have just 10 days to object. If you do not act within the 10-day period, you will not be able to fight the suspension. Even if you are not a resident of California, it is a good idea to request an administrative hearing with the California DMV so that the suspension may be contested. The suspension of your license will be postponed until your hearing can be held, allowing you greater time to resolve your situation.

A DUI arrest will also usually initiate a criminal case in Alameda County Superior Court. Usually, when a visitor to California is arrested for drunk driving, they will be charged with the offenses of driving under the influence, as well as driving with a BAC level of .08 percent or higher. However, there have been instances where local police will arrest tourists as they leave casinos or nightclubs, even if they are found to have a BAC that is lower than .08 percent.

Defense Against Oakland DUI Charges for Out-of-State Visitors

When tourists to California are charged with driving under the influence, they face an obstacle in having to deal with their situation remotely. Fortunately, unless a driver is charged with a felony DUI offense, their attorney can appear in court on their behalf, ensuring that they will not have to travel back to the state and attend court in person. If you have been charged with drunk driving, it is crucial to consult with a professional who knows how to handle these types of cases. An experienced attorney will be able to evaluate your specific situation and determine the best way forward. There are often weaknesses in the evidence against you that can be exploited to get the charges reduced or even dismissed entirely. If you are facing DUI charges, it is essential to have adequate representation. You need someone who knows the DUI laws in California and who has experience in Alameda County courtrooms.

Contact an Experienced Oakland DUI Lawyer

Attorney Paul Burglin has over three decades of experience successfully defending out-of-state visitors who have been arrested for drunk driving in Oakland. Attorney Burglin is one of a few lawyers in California who are Board-Certified by the National College of DUI Defense. Furthermore, he has been a Regent for the organization for over 10 years--giving him access to many other reputable lawyers across America who can offer guidance about how a California DUI would affect you legally in your home state.

If you are seeking a free, individualized consultation with attorney Paul Burglin, do not hesitate to get in touch today. Our office number is 510-250-5629, and you can also contact us online. We serve clients arrested not just in Oakland, but also the neighboring cities, townships, and unincorporated areas of Alameda County.

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