California Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are incarcerated for a crime in California, you need a California lawyer who focuses on criminal defense law. The aftereffect of a California criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any California lawyer. Each criminal charge in California, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. A conviction in California could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has qualified California criminal defense lawyers you can trust to help you through a bad situation.
Hiring a qualified California criminal defense lawyer will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The California attorneys on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then build an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in California, the main objective of the lawyers on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in California
In California the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms for drunk driving include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
In California to be arrested for drunk driving or DWI a law enforcement officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be arrested for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC California. You can be arrested for drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.