Riverside DUI Lawyer
Berglund Law Office, P.C. is a law firm that specializes in defending persons arrested for Driving Under the Influence. DUI Attorney Robert D. Berglund vigorously represents his clients to ensure that they are treated fairly under the law and receive the best possible outcome in their cases.
DUI Enforcement in Riverside
The city is under the jurisdiction of the Riverside Police Department. Along with the the California Highway Patrol, its officers are always on the lookout for DUI drivers in Riverside, both on city streets and on the 91, 60, and 215 freeways. Residents are told to call 911 to report suspected drunk drivers. DUI patrols and DUI checkpoints are common in Riverside, particularly during the holidays and on weekends. DUI arrest reports from Riverside are forwarded to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution. The Riverside DA's Office is very tough on DUI cases, even 1st offenses, frequently seeking jail time or work release. If you need a Riverside DUI Lawyer to defend you against DUI charges, CONTACT our office today.
10 Days to Request DMV Hearing
DUI is a criminal offense, not to be mistaken with a traffic violation such as speeding or running a red light. If you were arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol, the Riverside Police Department or California Highway Patrol officers likely confiscated your driver's license and issued a pink "temporary" license that is good for 30 days. However, you only have 10 days from the arrest date to request a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing from the DMV Driver Safety Office. If you fail to request an APS hearing, your driver's license will automatically be suspended upon expiration of the temporary license. How long the license remains suspended will depend on whether you have prior DUI offenses and how many. An experienced Riverside DUI Lawyer should be contacted as soon as possible following a DUI arrest to ensure that your driving privilege is protected.
Criminal Charges Filed
If you are arrested for DUI in Riverside, a criminal complaint will be filed against you unless the prosecutor declines to file the case due to insufficient evidence. A DUI conviction can have a devastating impact on a person's life, adversely affecting employment, finances, child custody agreements, and freedom. Riverside DUI cases will be filed at the Riverside County Superior Court, Hall of Justice, located at 4100 Main Street in Downtown Riverside. Do not go to Court alone and represent yourself if you have been charged with DUI. The Riverside District Attorney's Office aggressively prosecutes DUI cases and you may be facing jail time, even on a first time DUI offense.
Dedicated Riverside DUI Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for DUI, CONTACT a skilled Riverside DUI Lawyer today. DUI Attorney Robert D. Berglund will personally speak with you about what happened. He will ask you to tell him your story and explain exactly what happened, understanding that each and every DUI case is unique in its own way. This information will allow him to evaluate your case carefully and look for any problems of proof that the prosecution may have in proving its DUI case against you. Do not delay if you are facing Riverside DUI charges, CONTACT our office today for a free and confidential consultation.