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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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Irvine, CA 92612
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  He did what...
Ron was great he's up front from the start he told me what could happen and what he could do for me it was my first dui and I was nervous about handling it myself and I'm glad I got him. Everything...
by Will A on 02/04/2022
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Mr. Chini put my mind at ease from day one. He is always available to answer questions. He allowed reasonable monthly payments which really helped during Covid. If you are looking for a lawyer...
by Ruth J on 02/04/2022
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I have used Ron 3 times and have had a great experience with him 3/3. Always there to answer all my questions and keeps me updated with whatever my situation may be. Thank you Ron for the great work
by Chad M on 02/02/2022
  Easy experience
Ron was great and took care of all for me! I moved out of state and he made it easy even with Covid dragging my case on for over 2 years...
by Chad L on 01/29/2022
  Ron was the very...
I really thought I was going to jail this was my third dui and my second and third were back to back but Ron got me house arrest
by Darrell R on 12/13/2021
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Law Office of Ron Chini
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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...