Sacramento DUI Attorney
If you’re facing a Sacramento DUI charge, chances are that your stress level is high, your mind is filled with questions and your future seems far too uncertain.
Although being arrested for DUI is a traumatic experience, it is one that you can bounce back from. It may not be a trivial matter, but it doesn’t have to be a tragic one, either.
A DUI in Sacramento is a Serious Matter
Because the State of California is cracking down on drunk driving, the penalties for DUI in Sacramento can be very serious. They include jail time, loss of your license, steep fines, possible installation of an ignition interlock device and some form of probation.
If this is a repeat offense, if you were speeding, if you caused an accident or you had a minor in the car, the court is going to take a very hard stance on your sentencing.
On top of the legal issues, a DUI can affect many areas of your life. If your work responsibilities include driving, you could lose your job. Many employers now check your criminal record before hiring and a DUI could hurt your chances of securing a coveted position. If you’re interested in the military or a government job, you may have a hard time getting it with a DUI on your record.
An Experienced Sacramento DUI Lawyer Can Make a Huge Difference
This is why it’s so important to have a Sacramento DUI lawyer who knows his stuff. Yes, you could just go to court, plead guilty and hope for the best, but a guilty plea often results in the maximum penalties or at least more severe penalties than you might incur if you have a lawyer.
However, not just any lawyer will be able to help you. A generalist, or lawyer who takes all types of cases from divorce to tax audits, is not going to have the knowledge or skills that will help ensure a good outcome for you.
Travis G. Black is a retired police officer who knows exactly what tactics and “tricks” the police often use in DUI cases. He knows how the blood alcohol tests and the machines used to conduct them really work. He’s also written thousands of the same police reports that an officer will be presenting in your case. He knows how to pick one apart, how to spot inconsistencies and what information can actually be used to help you rather than hurt you.
- Member of the NCDD – The National College for DUI Defense is a nationally recognized group of experienced DUI attorneys, and the American Bar Association awarded its “Certificate of Accreditation” to them in 2004
- Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College – in 2004, Mr. Black graduated from Trial Lawyers College, which was founded by one of the nation’s top attorneys, Gerry Spence
A qualified DUI attorney is your best ally and the best resource for information about your case.
That said, there are several things that you need to be aware of concerning your DUI charge. Please read Travis’s article, “5 Things You Must Know about Your Sacramento DUI Charge” to get some very important information about your situation.
Representation When and Where You Need It
At Travis G. Black and Associates, Inc., you will have representation throughout the entire time it takes to defend your case. We’ll be there for your first court appearance, your administrative hearing at the DMV and at your trial if one becomes necessary. We’ll be there to negotiate a plea bargain, appeal a decision and do anything else necessary to make sure that the best possible outcome is reached in your case.
There are a thousand self-professed DUI lawyers, but many of them have never handled a DUI case successfully and most of them have never worked as police officers. They may make great-sounding promises, but lack the experience and knowledge to deliver.
Call for a Free Consultation as Soon as Possible
If you’ve just been charged with your DUI, you only have ten days to request a hearing with the DMV. Timely response to your charges is absolutely crucial. Please call our office today to schedule a free consultation or submit your information here. We’ll let you know what your options are, how long your case is likely to take and what the outcome might be.