San Jose DUI Lawyer Maureen Baldwin
Maureen F. Baldwin is a San Jose DUI Lawyer and drunk driving defense attorney with 30 years of experience handling DUI charges. Her firm will help you assess your drunk driving case in both the DMV and the court components. California has two separate procedures for DUI cases.
You can have your drunk driving court case dismissed or never filed by the prosecutor and still have a separate battle with the DMV to keep your drivers’ license. When someone is arrested for driving under the influence, their license automatically gets suspended in 30 days time unless you request a DMV hearing within 10 days of the arrest. When someone is convicted of a DUI they can face:
- Jail Time
- Large Fines
- Community Service
- Expensive Classes and Treatment for 6 to 18 Months
- Drug Testing
- In-Car Breathalyzers
- Loss of Job
DUI cases are not popular cases to try to a jury because so many people know someone injured by some combination of alcohol and automobiles. In addition, the blood and breath testing make it hard to rebut the presumption that a person is under the influence if there is .08% alcohol in their blood. Generally a case will not be filed if the results show less than that amount.
San Jose Criminal Law Office Aims for Successful Results
We have succeeded in getting our clients dismissals and reductions when there is a secondary issue (such as whether the driver drank before or after the time he/she was driving, or where someone pulls off onto the shoulder of the highway and is awakened by an officer arresting him/her for drunk driving) such as:
- Reduced or no jail time
- Reduced or no fine
- Charges dropped
- Lighter sentencing for community service and DUI classes/ treatment
- Avoidance of In-car Breathalyzer
- Avoidance of losing employment
Get an Experienced San Jose DUI Lawyer
Our office can also help you at the DMV hearing where the issues are more focused. If you have been arrested on DUI charges, contact Maureen today for a free, confidential consultation.