DUI Frequently Asked Questions

Santa Clarita DUI Defense Lawyers

Many people who have been charged with DUI are left with questions and confusions. Our Santa Clarita DUI lawyers have the skills and knowledge stemming from 25 years of successfully representing thousands DUI cases. The following are some commonly asked questions with information to help you better understand the terms that are used and some facts.

What is BAC?
"Blood Alcohol Concentration" is the percentage of alcohol determined to be in the body by blood or breath tests. A BAC of greater than .08% by law prohibits a person from driving whether he or she is actually impaired or not.

What factors can result in a DUI charge?
Law enforcement can be suspicious due to reckless driving, swerving, speeding, or other driving conduct. There are also legally approved roadside sobriety checkpoints at which randomly chosen drivers are checked for impairment.

Will I lose my license?
At the time of arrest the officer seizes the California driver's license and gives the driver a temporary good for 30 days only. You must request a DMV Hearing within 10 days of your arrest or your permit will be automatically suspended. If you are convicted of DUI, your driver's license will be suspended. The length of the suspension will vary depending upon the specific circumstances concerning your case. Our DUI defense attorneys can attend the DMV hearing on your behalf and fight to protect your license from suspension.

Will I go to jail?
If convicted, the offender may face jail or prison time depending upon the offense and the person's past record. Our firm can work to use every available legal tool to help you avoid the maximum penalties including jail time.

What is a restricted license?
If your driver's license is suspended, under some circumstances, it is possible to obtain a restricted permit which allows you to drive to and from work, and to and from an alcohol education program. Our legal team can help you obtain a restricted license if this is applicable.

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It isn't possible to answer every question a person might have without a personal consultation concerning the specific circumstances involved in your case. Our legal team is experienced, knowledgeable, and energetic in protecting a client's rights and freedoms. Call Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP to speak with our skilled DUI defense lawyers to find out what can be done in your case.

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