First-Time DUI Charges

Contact a Pasadena DUI Defense Lawyer

Getting charged with your first DUI offense can be a harrowing experience. Those accused are often facing their very first criminal offense of any kind and are unaware of what their defense options actually are. At Escovar & Avila, LLP, we understand how intimidating this time can be and how clients can often feel like pleading guilty is their only course of action.

Our skilled Pasadena DUI attorneys have helped numerous clients fight the allegations against them, identify any errors that were made during your DUI stop or arrest, and ensure that any possibility towards a reduction or dismissal is aggressively pursued. Contact us today to start exploring your DUI defense options. We are ready to offer you free initial consultation.

Penalties for First DUI in California

Penalties for a first-time DUI can vary. Depending on the circumstances of the crime, the court might find that maximum penalties are necessary, but in most cases, where no one was hurt and no property was damaged, lesser penalties are common.

The maximum penalties for a first-time DUI charge include:

  • $1,000 in fines
  • $2,600 in penalty assessments
  • Six months jail time
  • Impounded vehicle for 30 days
  • Ignition interlock device installment (approx. $800)

Keep in mind, however, that these are maximum penalties that can be argued down or completely dismissed if an error was found in your arrest. Our team prides itself on an exhaustive approach to these cases—we know how to challenge BAC test evidence and make sure that before judge makes any kind of ruling, your rights are made an absolute priority.

Before you plead guilty, make sure proven, knowledgeable counsel takes a close look at your case. Contact us at 626.577.7700!