As the most populous city in the Inland Empire, Riverside is a beautiful to live, work, and even drive. Unfortunately, even the most cautious Riverside drivers sometimes find themselves facing severe DUI charges. Often, you may not know whom to turn to for help.
Riverside drunk driving laws are very severe, even if you are first-time offender. If you have been arrested and charge of a DUI in Riverside, it’s important that you contact an experienced DUI attorney that can help you through this extremely difficult time in your life.
In Riverside, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent is considered legally drunk. What many people don’t know is that you can also be convicted of a DUI for a lower BAC (based on erratic driving and other observations by the arresting officer). Intoxication by drugs (illegal narcotics or prescription medications) can result in DUI charges. Underage drivers can be charged for a BAC of .05, and commercial (CDL) drivers at .04 BAC.
A DUI is usually a misdemeanor crime, punishable by jail time, heavy fines and suspension of license. After a fourth offense or a DUI resulting in an injury or death, you could be charged as a felon, with the possibility of a year or more in prison and license revocation. Thousands of dollars in fines may also apply.
Being accused of drunk driving not only will have an affect on your driving license, it can also have legal implications and negative affects on your career.
The Riverside DUI attorneys at Greenberg & Greenberg, APLC represents clients in first offense DUI charges, multiple DUIs and even DMV hearing. Contact the experienced DUI defense attorneys at Greenberg & Greenberg, APLC today to fight for your rights as a driver in Riverside.