California Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are apprehended for a crime in California, you need a California attorney who concentrates in criminal defense law. The repercussion of a criminal conviction in California are too great to trust your life and future to just any attorney in California. Every criminal offense in California, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, being convicted of a criminal offense in California could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has qualified criminal defense attorneys in California you can trust to help you through an unpredictable situation.
Hiring a qualified California criminal defense attorney 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 assemble an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in California, the primary goal 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 in California 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).
To be charged for drunk driving or DWI in California a police 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 charged with drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.