At the Law Office of Matt Sullivan we provide clients arrested for driving under the influence with effective, sound legal guidance and representation. It is critical that you obtain the services of an experienced DUI lawyer when charged with this serious criminal offense. Without legal counsel, you may face serious consequences that can affect many aspects of your life. Even a first offense can change your life; never assume that you should simply accept the punishment, or that you have no choice. Even a first offense can affect child custody, will show up on background check, and will result in increased insurance premiums, as well as the criminal penalties and fines.
As a DUI attorney with extensive experience in criminal cases in San Mateo County and skill in various aspects of criminal defense law, Matt Sullivan is dedicated to providing every client with a personal, dedicated approach. Whether it is your first or a subsequent offense, your freedom, reputation and career may hinge on the outcome. Those convicted face substantial penalties which may include steep fines, jail time, loss of your driving privileges, a permanent criminal record and more. Factors such as an accident with injury caused by drunk driving, reckless driving or child endangerment may also affect the severity of punishment you face.
You may be completely innocent or guilty; however you should not assume that if you are innocent you do not need a capable DUI lawyer. Police and prosecutors will not take your word for it, and will continue forward with the legal process. However, even if you believe that you are guilty it does not mean that you should not hire an attorney. A competent DUI lawyer may be able to negotiate a much better resolution of your case than you would be able to obtain on your own.
Driving under the influence is a criminal offense that is taken very seriously today, much more so than a decade or two ago. If you are a repeat offender and have been convicted on charges of DUI multiple times in the past, you may be sentenced to up to one year in jail/prison, have your driver's license permanently revoked, and be required to complete a 36 month multiple offender program. There may also be sentencing enhancements involved depending on the nature of your case. This is why it is so important that you consult with an attorney right away.
What can a lawyer do to have charges dismissed or reduced? Your attorney will challenge the evidence against you, question arresting police regarding procedure, review police reports, question the validity of blood/breath tests and more. Without a qualified DUI lawyer in your corner, you face serious and often life-changing consequences. You may want to go to trial and put your case before a jury of your peers. You need a capable, experienced DUI lawyer to do that. Contact the Law Office of Matt Sullivan today, and put your freedom/future in capable hands.
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