DUI

DUI & License Suspension

Being arrested on any DUI charge will initiate several legal situations that require fast resolution. The first is a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing regarding the suspension of your license. In this hearing, the DMV has the ability to suspend or revoke your driving privileges for certain time periods and you have the right to be represented by a proven Tracy criminal defense attorney. There is a limited amount of time in which you can request a hearing before the DMV and if this is not done your license may be suspended.

At Michael S. Martin, P.C., I have a number of objectives that I strive to reach when representing you at your DMV hearing. I work to protect your rights throughout the proceedings and see that the hearing is conducted in accordance with the law. If suspension of your driving privileges cannot be avoided, the goal becomes to limit the amount of time you will not be able to drive. In addition, I use these hearings to be able to view the proof that will be used against you in the second legal action you will face, the criminal charges for your DUI. In being able to cross-examine a police officer and see the evidence against you in your DMV hearing, it allows for more effective criminal defense actions on your behalf.

Penalties for DUI Convictions

As part of a continuing campaign to come down hard on drinking and driving, when you are convicted on DUI charges you can be penalized with large fines, mandatory use of an ignition interlock device in your car or truck, obligatory alcohol awareness classes, suspension or revocation of your license, restitution and a sentence in the county jail or a state prison.

As a former prosecutor, I have insight into how your case will be tried and what will be done to see that you are convicted. This knowledge can be used to locate and expose weak points in the case against you, such as improper police stops, flawed tests for intoxication, illegal search and seizure tactics and others. In my firm, your defense starts with getting to know you, understanding your particular situation and how I can best help.

Learn how DUI charges can be defended; quickly contact a Tracy DUI lawyer from my firm to get started.

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Why Choose Us:

As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent you. While my office handles a variety of types of cases I have dedicated a majority of my practice to representation in criminal law, bankruptcy, and personal injury.