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Oakland 1st Offense DUI Attorney

California Laws for First Time DUIs

When you are arrested and charged with a DUI, it may feel like your whole world is crashing down around you. You may suddenly find yourself without a driver's license and concerned about how this DUI will affect your career, your ability to provide for your family, your insurance rates, and your driving record. Luckily, with the right legal representation, you can avoid jail and may even be able to keep your driver's license.

Penalties for 1st Offense DUI in California

First time DUI offenders face major penalties without the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney on their side, including:

  • Informal probation for 3-5 years
  • Up to 6 months in county jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • Court approved DUI classes for 3-9 months
  • 6-10-month driver's license suspension

Immediately after you are arrested, it is critical that you contact the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed. Attorney Ahmed will be able to request a DMV hearing to challenge the suspension of your driver's license. You only have 10 days from the day you are arrested to request this hearing. At this hearing, Attorney Ahmed can also petition the court for a restricted license to be able to allow you to continue to drive to and from work, school, or medical appointments.

If you believe that you were arrested and charged falsely, Attorney Nabiel C. Ahmed can investigate your case closely to determine if your BAC was collected properly, if the breathalyzer was calibrated correctly, or if the police failed to follow correct procedures when stopping you or arresting you. In many cases, Nabiel C. Ahmed can have the charges against you dropped altogether and can protect your driving record and your future.

You Do Not Have to Face DUI Charges Alone

Even if this is your first DUI, there are ways you can avoid it from negatively affecting your driving record and your insurance rates. An experienced and skilled Oakland DUI attorney can review the details of your case and can help build a strong defense against these charges.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Our law firm serves clients in Oakland, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and throughout the East Bay. Call the Oakland Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed today to set up a free case review. Call us at (510) 907-6600 for a free consultation and to start building a solid defense against these serious charges. If you are already detained, we are also available for phone consultations and jail interviews. You can fill out a confidential contact form.

No matter how strong the charges against you, there are methods for mounting a defense against DUI charges. Whether this is your first DUI charge or your fifth, don't hesitate to call our firm at (510) 907-6600. We proudly help clients in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Concord, and the surrounding areas. Call today!



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