Being arrested is never a pleasant experience, especially when one has to spend the night in the drunk tank. But, for those facing charges for driving under the influence, otherwise known as a DUI charge, we are here to help.
The consequences are real
At the Law Offices of John Patrick Ryan, we have all heard the news stories of people with multiple DUIs seemingly still living their lives and getting additional DUIs. There seems to be one of these stories on the news at least once a year, but our clients know that DUIs are not harmless charges. Indeed, a DUI conviction can lead to revocation of one’s driver’s license, thousands of dollars in fine and, most importantly, jail time. And, the societal consequences of a DUI conviction can haunt one for their entire life as jobs, educational and, even, housing opportunities can be lost as a result.
California DUI cases
In their simplest form, DUI cases in our state have two parts. First, there is the criminal charge. This is dealt with through the state’s criminal court system, just like any other criminal charge. One has probably seen this play out on any court drama on TV, and this is where the majority of our time is spent.
The second part is the penalties outside the criminal court, like the driver’s license penalties imposed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. In our state, when one is just charged with a DUI (before a conviction), their driver’s license is automatically suspended unless a hearing is requested without 10 days. We can help with this as well.
We are here to help
Though, the good news is that John Patrick Ryan, the Visalia DUI defense attorney, is here to fight with an experienced criminal defense strategy. John Patrick Ryan, the Visalia DUI defense attorney, serves clients throughout the central San Joaquin Valley. He is knowledgeable and experienced with California DUI laws, and he can defend his clients from a variety of charges from an extreme felony DUI to a first-time Tulare, California, DUI charge.