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DUI Hearing

The first stage of your California DUI hearing process is your DUI arraignment. This is where the county prosecutor issues your first offer. The offer is the court sentence the prosecutor recommends in the event that you plead guilty to the proposed DUI charges.

The first opportunity to plead guilty, not guilty, or “no contest” to your DUI charges is at the arraignment. If you plead guilty, you will be sentenced, and (with the exception of fulfilling your probation terms), your DUI case will be closed.

If you plead not guilty, you or your DUI attorney will be entitled to review and dispute the evidence provided by the prosecution. This may include copies of the police report and chemical testing instrument(s) maintenance records of the instruments that were used to measure your blood alcohol.

Sometimes negotiations take place during this DUI arraignment but more likely they will be more involved during the pre-trial phase of the DUI hearing process.

DMV Court Hearing

When you’re at the DMV hearing, we have the chance to explain why you need your driver’s license and why it doesn’t need to be suspended in the first place. Some of the ways we can do this include:

  • Showing the arresting office didn’t have reasonable cause for believing you were driving while under the influence
  • You had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of less than .08 when you were arrested
  • You weren’t made aware that refusing to do the Breathalyzer test, urine or blood test will lead to an automatic suspension of your license.
  • If acquitted of your charges in the criminal charges, you may get your license back.
  • If the judge approves a suspended license, you could keep your limited driving privileges.

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2102 Business Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(888) 998-6938

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  Reviews for Law Office of Ron Chini

137 customer reviews

Average rating:5

 
  1st DUI / Wet and...
My first DUI and he was able to lower it to a wet and reckless. He is a great attorney. I would highly recommend.
by Richard A on 05/21/2021
  Ron got 3 cases...
Ron got 3 cases taken care of at once and one dropped and two turned into one case Ron is a excellent lawyer would be proud to recommend to anyone and come back for any future services
by Emmanuel R on 03/11/2021
  Dui Reduced
Mr. Chini was incredibly effective and helpful in reducing a potential DUI to a Drunk in Public. He was friendly and always responded in a timely manner when I needed him. Thank you Ron.
by Julian E on 02/26/2021
  Best lawyer in...
Great person (human being) , best lawyer in SoCal, friendly, he knows and always be available for you, he save me for a dramatic DUI offense, highly recommend!
by Martin D on 02/24/2021
  Highly recommend...
Ron handled everything for my dui. I only had to show up just to sign my plea deal. He help me move forward from this. Thank you Ron. Really appreciate it.
by Salvador B on 02/23/2021
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Law Office of Ron Chini
5.0
Based on 9 Reviews
Elizabeth N.
Elizabeth N.
2019-08-08 12:44:46
I got my second DUI with in 6 months of eachother and the second was in orange county with my child in the car. I didnt even show up to my court hearing and...
Daniel R.
Daniel R.
2019-06-18 14:29:53
I was trying to stay out of jail when i got a 3rd dui, so i was looking for someone to help me out with that. I have a family and couldnt afford to stay...
Nancy T.
Nancy T.
2018-12-05 10:43:47
My daughter is a 12 years old severely disabled child with a feeding tube. While visiting my family home out in Chino hills one morning, we had stopped by...