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Mission Viejo DUI Lawyer

Orange County's Leader In DUI Defense

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Mission Viejo DUI Attorney

 

Mission Viejo DUI

 

Mission VIejo DUI Lawyer Edgar Reynoso represents clients accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or driving with a blood alcohol level at or above the legal limit of 0.08% in the Mission VIejo Superior Court and before the California Department of Motor Vehicles. As well, Mr. Reynoso represents out of state drivers who were arrested for driving under the influence while visiting California.

 

A person arrested for driving under the influence or driving with a blood alcohol level at or above the legal limit in Mission VIejo should hire an attorney specializing in DUI defense to appear at the Mission VIejo Superior Court located in Napa. Additionally, a person arrested for a DUI in Mission VIejo will have a separate California DMV driver's license suspension case stemming from an arrest for driving with a blood alcohol level at or above the legal limit. This second DUI case will be before the California Department of Motor Vehiclesí Driver Safety Office located in Orange County or at a designated DMV satellite office. The DUI criminal case is unrelated to the Department of Motor Vehicles' case. The Mission VIejo Superior Court is located at the county seat in the City of Napa. All DUI cases stemming from a driving under the influence arrest occurring in Mission VIejo are handled at the Mission Viejo Courthouse.

 

Edgar Reynoso specializes in DUI defense in Mission Viejo and is a present or former member of professional organizations whose focus is related to this practice area, including the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), and California Public Defenders Association (CPDA). Additionally, Mr. Reynoso is familiar with the specific procedures of the Mission Viejo Superior Courts. The firm only accepts a California DUI or California DMV case and does not represent clients in any court or tribunal outside of the State of California. However, Edgar Reynoso does represent clients from out of state who have been arrested for driving under the influence while visiting Mission Viejo. Driving under the influence is often referred to as driving while impaired.

 

A drunk driving arrest in Mission Viejo most often initiates two separate cases. The first case is the California DUI criminal case which will be prosecuted by the Mission Viejo District Attorneyís office at the Superior Court located in Napa. The Mission Viejo District Attorney will almost always charge a person arrested for DUI in Mission Viejo with at least two separate criminal violations following a DUI arrest made by a California Highway Patrol officer, Mission Viejo deputy sheriff, or local police officer of Napa, American Canyon, Calistoga, St. Helena, or Yountville. The first charge is for driving under the influence of alcohol, medication or drugs in violation of California Vehicle Code section 23152, subdivision (a). The second charge is for driving with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .08 percent or greater in violation of California Vehicle Code Section 23152, subdivision (b). If a DUI arrest involved an accident resulting in an injury to a person other than the person arrested, a more serious felony DUI criminal case will be charged by the Mission Viejo District Attorney in violation of California Vehicle Code section 23153, subdivisions (a) and (b).

 

The second case is a California Department of Motor Vehicles Administrative Per Se (APS) case, in which the arrested personís privilege to drive is at risk of being suspended. Drivers arrested for driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher in California have only 10 days from the date of arrest to request a DMV Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing. If a DMV hearing is not requested by a driver or lawyer for the driver within ten (10) days of the DUI arrest, any California driverís license will automatically be suspended thirty (30) days from the date of the arrest for a minimum of four (4) months. If the person arrested in Mission Viejo for DUI has an out of state driver license, the privilege of that person to drive within the State of California will be suspended indefinitely thirty (30) days from the date of the arrest and will usually not be restored until a California driving under the influence school is completed. As well, a driving suspension imposed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles for a California DUI will usually trigger a third case with the state agency which issued any out of state driverís license.

 

California DMV hearings are technical and complicated, and should only be handled by a lawyer with extensive experience handling California DUI and California DMV cases. To suspend a driverís license, the California Department of Motor Vehicles must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the police had reasonable cause to believe a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 23152 or Section 23153 was committed, that the arrest was lawful, and that the driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater. California Department of Motor Vehicles Administrative Per Se (APS) hearings can be won, but usually only by an attorney with specialized knowledge of the hearing process, the type of evidence presented and familiarity with the possible defenses.

 

The stakes are high for a person arrested for DUI in Mission Viejo. A motorist accused of driving under the influence in Mission Viejo faces the possibility of jail, a long period of probation, large fines, driverís license suspensions, mandatory alcohol education classes, ignition interlock devices, and other punishment. For that reason, it is critical that you have only a qualified Mission Viejo DUI Lawyer handle your case. If you or someone you know has been arrested or may be accused of driving under the influence, or driving with a blood alcohol level at or above the legal limit in Mission Viejo, please read the information contained in this website and call the office to discuss your case with me. If you prefer, you may submit a confidential case questionnaire which will be reviewed by me and receive a prompt response.

 

This law office is conveniently located in Orange County Bay Area, close to Mission Viejo, and I am ready to assist you. Please call and talk to me for a free consultation.

 

Phone: 707-576-9900

Fax: 415-552-6099

Toll Free: 800-901-1888

 

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