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San Jose Lawyers for the DUI Process

When you've been charged with DWI/DUI in California, it's important to know the ins and outs of the process so that you can optimally work toward the best possible outcome. All too often those charged don't fully their obligations and responsibilities. In their ignorance, those charged take actions that substantially impair their driving privileges moving forward.

When you receive a DWI/DUI ticket, you are forced to schedule an arraignment where your attorney will make an appearance followed by an actual court hearing to resolve the offense or take it to trial.

Between your arraignment and next court date, your attorney will talk with the district attorney about negotiating less severe penalties if the case isn't going to trial. Ultimately, there will be an attempt at finding common ground. Depending on logistics, a team of skilled Santa Clara County DMV hearing attorneys can negotiate a dismissal or lesser charge.

When you receive a DUI ticket, you have very limited time to schedule a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Once the hearing is scheduled, you receive a provisional license. At the hearing, the DMV officer hears your story, reads your report and may question witnesses. The DMV officer is not a lawyer, judge or police officer, but the hearing functions similar to a mini trial.

Unfortunately, the DMV proceedings don't function with the same standards as criminal court, where the prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime. That's not the case at the DMV hearing. Sometimes, in fact, it's arbitrary.

There's a common thread running through both of these tracks: the importance of knowing the individuals who preside over the process.

San Jose Attorneys for the DUI Process

For nearly 20 years, we at the Law Offices Jaime A. Leaños have been working with the district attorney and his team, as well as many DMV employees. This is an indispensable asset for an attorney. We are committed to brokering a bargain in each case, whether a client is a multiple or first-time offender.

Because these individuals know us, they're aware we are willing to work with them, but will treat them with respect. This has amounted to countless diminished charges, sentences and dismissals and has preserved a high quality of life for our clients. We're ready to take our approach and connections to work for you.

To discuss any aspect of DUI Procedure / Proceedings in a free initial consultation, call 408-294-6800 or e-mail us here.

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Leaños Law Firm - San Jose Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney
Located at: 75 East Santa Clara Street, Suite 250 San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.294.6800

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