California Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are accused of a crime in California, you need a California lawyer who concentrates in criminal defense law. The aftereffect of a California criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any California attorney. Each criminal case in the State of California, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, a conviction in California could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced criminal defense lawyers in California 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 construct an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in California, the main objective of the attorneys 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 California include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
To be arrested for drunk driving or DWI in California 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 charged 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 in California. You can be arrested for drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.