Charged with a First-Time DUI Offense?

Our Skilled Modesto DUI Defense Attorney Can Help

Have you been charged with your first DUI offense? These charges usually fall on citizens who have never been in trouble with the law before and it can be difficult for them to know who to turn to and trust during this uncertain time. Despite what many accused of DUI believe, it can be possible to fight these charges—even when drivers fail a blood alcohol content test.

At the Law Offices of Mark Girdner, we understand the fear and anxiety that can come with these charges and believe those accused should have robust, effective legal counsel protecting their interests before a ruling is made. Attorney Girdner is a former prosecutor who understands how these cases are processed through our over-burdened judicial system and knows how to determine if any critical errors were made. Ultimately, those that choose our firm for representation can trust that they will be given every consideration owed to them under the law.

Mount a defense you can trust. Contact our dedicated and experienced Modesto DUI defense lawyer at (209) 326-1533 today.

Penalties for a First-Time DUI

DUI convictions are particularly frustrating because they include so many different provisions. Those who find themselves convicted will not just find themselves with fines, but with lasting restrictions on their driving privileges and even possible jail time.

The maximum penalties for a first-time DUI in California include:

  • $1000 in fines
  • Six months of jail
  • Six months suspended license
  • Impounded vehicle for 30 days
  • Ignition interlock device (and associated costs)
  • Additional penalty assessment costs

Please note that these are the maximum penalties possible for a first-time DUI. Minimized or dismissed penalties are possible, but only with knowledgeable and compelling representation in your corner. For both your criminal and administrative hearings, our firm is prepared to fight for the most favorable outcome possible on your behalf.

Start exploring your defense options today—request a free case evaluation with Attorney Girdner now.