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DUI Orange County – Important Information 2024

January 6, 2024

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DUI Orange County

In Orange County, California, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is a serious offense that can land an individual in jail if convicted. There are several types of DUI’s.

DUI convictions are governed by Vehicle Code Sections: 23125(a), 23152(b), 23152(f), 23152(g) and 23103.5.

In Orange County, you can be charged with at least 2 counts if the DUI involves alcohol. Please blog will give an overview of some of the types of DUI charges you can get in Orange County, California.

VC23152(a) – Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

VC23125(a) states it is unlawful for any person under the influence of alcohol or drugs to operate a vehicle. The District Attorney will try to convince the jury that you were under the influence by:

  • Presenting evidence of how you were driving
  • Presenting your blood alcohol level
  • Presenting admissions of drinking and driving
  • Presenting results of your Field Sobriety Tests
  • Presenting any other evidence that may suggest intoxication

VC23152(b)- Driving While Above a .08% BAC

VC23152(b) states it is unlawful for any person with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of 0.08% or higher to drive. The District Attorney will try to convince the jury that you were under driving above a 0.08% by:

  • Presenting evidence of your BAC
  • Presenting evidence of any DUI test results
  • Presenting admissions of drinking and driving
  • Presenting results of your Field Sobriety Test
  • Presenting video footage of your driving
  • Presenting witness testimony of your driving
  • Presenting results of blood tests
  • Presenting results of PAS tests
  • Presenting results of chemical breath tests

VC23152(f) – Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

VC23152(f) states it is unlawful for any person under the influence of drugs to operate a vehicle. The District Attorney will try to convince the jury that you were under the influence of drugs by:

Presenting evidence of how you were driving

  • Presenting results of your Field Sobriety Tests
  • Presenting admission of using drugs and driving
  • Presenting any other evidence that may suggest you were under the influence of drugs
  • Presenting officer observations
  • Presenting blood draw results
  • Presenting drug testing analysis

VC23152(g) – Driving Under the Influence of a Combination of Drugs and Alcohol

VC23152(g) states that it is unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle under the influence of a combination of alcohol and drugs. The District Attorney will try to convince the jury that you were under the influence by:

  • Presenting evidence of your BAC
  • Presenting evidence of any DUI test results
  • Presenting admissions of drinking and driving
  • Presenting results of your Field Sobriety Test
  • Presenting video footage of your driving
  • Presenting witness testimony of your driving
  • Presenting results of blood tests
  • Presenting results of PAS tests
  • Presenting results of chemical breath tests
  • Presenting evidence of how you were driving

Is a DUI a Misdemeanor or Felony in Orange County?

Generally, DUI is a misdemeanor offense but can become a felony when certain conditions are met. DUI becomes a felony in Orange County when:

  1. The DUI results in death or significant bodily injury;
  2. When the DUI offender has three or more prior DUI convictions within 10 years of their current arrest; or
  3. If they refuse to submit to chemical testing after being lawfully arrested with probable cause.

What is a Wet Reckless (VC 23103.5)?

A wet reckless is a DUI plea bargain that can reduce DUI charges to “Reckless Driving Involving Alcohol” (California Vehicle Code Section 23103.5). A wet reckless charge may be offered when the DUI evidence is weak, or when the DUI offender has no prior DUI convictions. A wet reckless DUI charge carries less severe penalties than a DUI offense, including shorter jail time and probation periods.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE A DUI IN ORANGE COUNTY? IS THERE A DUI ORANGE COUNTY LAWYER?

If you or a loved one is a charged with misdemeanor or felony DUI charges in court, you need the criminal defense lawyers at ALL Trial Lawyers by your side. The attorneys at ALL Trial Lawyers are trial attorneys with years of experience.

They know the law and are not afraid to take your case to trial.

In addition, they have a strong reputation among judges and prosecutors throughout Southern California, which has delivered tremendous victories for their clients.

Our ultimate goal is to provide the best results that can be achieved in your case— whether by way of outright dismissal, a favorable plea bargain deal, or an acquittal of the charges at trial.

With ALL Trial Lawyers by your side, you can rest assured that the criminal team will be giving you their all. We are the DUI Orange County Lawyer to call. 

Call (866) 811-4255 right now for your free consultation.

We have an office located near you. We have experience fighting cases in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and San Diego County.

If you have been accused or charged of a crime, you must speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights. 

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