Driving Under the Influence Charges
DUI (driving under the influence) charges in Southern California usually consist of two parts. The first, commonly referred to as DUI "per se" or similar term, refers to driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher. This first charge may occur even when a driver shows no signs of impairment whatsoever, as long as he/she has a level of alcohol in his/her blood which is above the legal limit. The second part of a drunk driving charge refers to the actual impairment of abilities. This is charged when a driver is driving "under the influence" of alcohol and/or
drugs. In this aspect of the charges, the important factor is proving that the driver's actions or abilities were influenced/impaired by drugs or alcohol.
While Long Beach DUI arrests, and drunk driving arrests throughout Southern California for that matter, are fairly common, the amount of work and problems that a DUI defense lawyer may face are often varied and immense. Only a driving under the influence attorney who has experience and know-how, along with persistence and aggressive defense strategies, will be able to have even a chance of helping his/her client avoid the severe penalties that come with a DUI conviction in Long Beach, California.
DUI Defense Lawyers at Gold & Witham
Although a Long Beach DUI case may be complicated and the outcome may seem to favor the prosecution, the Long Beach DUI attorneys and lawyers at
Gold & Witham are often able to help clients reach positive outcomes for their driving under the influence cases. Our skilled attorneys can handle such complicated and serious DUI cases as:
DUI auto accidents,
multiple DUI arrests and more.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Long Beach, contact our office to speak to an experienced DUI attorney.