Drinking and driving in California is a criminal offense if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or higher. Located in Long Beach and serving all of Southern California, DUI defense lawyer Richard Poland has over 40 years of experience defending clients charged with a criminal offense, including drunk driving charges. He can help you understand your rights, the process and your options. If retained, he will work tirelessly to provide an aggressive defense to fight the charges.

Charged with DUI/DWI/drunk driving? Call the Law Office of Richard L. Poland today at 562-437-6418 to schedule your free initial consultation.

"I don't believe in just fixing the consequences of a drunk driving charge; part of my mission is to make sure you don't get a subsequent DUI offense." - Richard Poland, Long Beach Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer

Consequences of a Drunk Driving Conviction in Southern California

If you are convicted of a DUI, you face possible jail time (especially for second or subsequent DUI offenses), the loss of your driving privileges, higher insurance rates (or outright cancellation of your policy) and a conviction on your record.

Conviction for a third drunk driving offense will land you in jail for a minimum of 120 days. If you kill or severely injure someone while driving drunk, you face years of jail time, even if this is your first offense. If you killed someone while driving drunk, and have a prior DUI conviction, you are facing anywhere from 15 years to life in prison if found guilty.

Attorney Richard L. Poland has substantial experience handling all aspects of drunk driving defense. He can build a strong defense against your purported BAC level by analyzing and challenging the blood or breathalyzer test results. Additionally, he handles all drivers' license suspension issues, representing you in hearings before the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

To learn more about DUI laws, or to discuss your drunk driving charges with an experienced California Board Certified criminal defense lawyer in confidence, please schedule a free initial consultation by calling us at 562-437-6418 or filling out our intake form. Ask us how we can help you with your charges and avoid a future DUI arrest. We also handle DUI charges for commercial driver's license (CDL) holders.