DUI ATTORNEY IN LONG BEACH, LAKEWOOD, IRVINE, HUNTINGTON BEACH, ORANGE COUNTY, CA, AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS
DUI convictions carry serious penalties in the state of California, with potentially long-lasting effects on your personal and professional future. If you have been charged with a DUI in the greater Los Angeles or Orange County areas of California, including Long Beach, Lakewood, Irvine, Huntington Beach, CA, you need the assistance of an experienced DUI defense attorney to help you protect not only your driving privileges but also your future opportunities. You can get the help you need by calling me at the McCready Law Group today.
DUI Statistics in California
Though the number of DUI arrests has been on the decline in some states, the numbers themselves can still bring a sobering reminder of the realities of drunk driving. According to CDC statistics, 1.8% of California’s 26+ million licensed drivers admit to driving after drinking too much, which amounts to more than 468,000 impaired drivers. That’s a staggering number of potentially drunk drivers on California roads. Here in Southern California, the numbers are even more surprising:
Nearly a quarter of 2013 California DUI arrests took place in Los Angeles County
Four counties (Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino) combined for more than 45% of all DUI arrests in California
These numbers show that, though drunk driving is a state-wide issue, it occurs far more often here in our immediate area. With the car accidents, devastating injuries, and fatalities that can result from drunk driving, the DUI statistics in California (and specifically the greater Los Angeles area) continue to draw close scrutiny and being arrested on DUI charges can lead to severe consequences.
Potential Impact of a DUI Charge
Many people are aware that a DUI conviction often results in the loss of driving privileges, a potential jail sentence, steep fines, and court-ordered rehabilitation, and that the fine amounts and sentence lengths will increase sharply with each subsequent offense. What many people don’t know about is the impact a DUI conviction can have on your professional life. If you are charged with and convicted of drunk driving (or enter into a plea bargain for the charge), you could run the risk of the state of California suspending or revoking your professional license in one of the following fields:
Healthcare — Doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists
Construction — Builders, contractors
Other professions — Teachers, social workers, lawyers, law enforcement officers, accountants
Most of these fields require licenses that take years and significant financial investments to obtain and the loss of this license could end your career. Rather than risk your career, your reputation, and your freedom by facing your drunk driving charge on your own, put yourself in a stronger position to protect your present and future by consulting with an accomplished DUI defense attorney.
How a DUI Attorney Can Help
Facing the justice system on your own in the aftermath of a DUI charge can put you at risk of not only having your driver’s license suspended or revoked but also the possibility of losing a professional license you spent years working to obtain or disqualify yourself from future opportunities in life. If you are facing a drunk driving charge, it is in your best interest to seek the help of a seasoned DUI defense attorney to help you pursue the best outcome available to you. I have been helping individuals in the Los Angeles, Orange County, and Long Beach areas of California defend themselves against DUI charges for over 14 years, and I can bring my skill and experience to work for you on your case. Don’t wait. Call today and schedule a consultation.
DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEYS SERVING LONG BEACH, CA
You don’t have to face your DUI charges alone. Let an aggressive DUI defense attorney fight hard on your side. I have been helping clients seek fair treatment and a more favorable outcome to their DUI cases in the Los Angeles and Orange County, California areas for over 14 years, and I can give you the knowledgeable legal guidance you need.