Palm Desert Felony DUI Lawyers
Skilled Palm Springs Drunk-Driving Accidents Attorneys
A drunk-driving conviction is always a serious matter, but the penalties become even more severe for felony DUI convictions. In recent years, the California legislature has heightened the penalties for felony DUI convictions, with the hope of deterring prior offenders from once again driving while intoxicated.
The question of whether the increased penalties do, in fact, have any deterrent effect is open for debate. What is not open for debate is the fact that any person convicted of felony DUI charges in California faces a future involving restricted driving privileges, steep fines and mandatory jail time.
Benjamini & Benjamini is a Palm Desert-based criminal defense law firm that serves clients in Palm Springs, Indio and all surrounding areas. The firm's defense lawyers offer more than 37 years of combined experience representing first-time and repeat offenders facing felony DUI charges. When the stakes are high, they act quickly to level the playing field and develop an aggressive defense strategy to fight for minimal negative consequences. Contact Benjamini & Benjamini to schedule a consultation with a successful and capable Palm Desert felony DUI attorney.
Defending Against Felony DUI Charges
The attorneys at Benjamini & Benjamini have strong backgrounds defending clients facing felony DUI charges, which occur in three primary situations:
- The intoxicated driver causes injury to another person while driving
- The DUI arrest is at least the fourth offense within 10 years
- The driver already has at least one felony DUI charge on his or her criminal record
Benjamini & Benjamini also represents clients charged with vehicular manslaughter.
Benjamini & Benjamini has developed a reputation as a criminal defense law firm that knows how to analyze the evidence to develop the strongest possible defense strategies in felony DUI cases. Investigative tactics include a determination of whether law enforcement had probable cause to make a traffic stop, examining the conditions under which the field sobriety test was conducted, evaluating the credentials and training of the officer who conducted the field sobriety test, and examining the accuracy of the machine used to conduct the breath, blood or urine test.
The firm's attorneys seek evidence of procedural irregularities or violations of clients' constitutional rights, any of which can be used to negotiate lesser criminal charges or a dismissal of all charges.
Seeking to Minimize Potential Penalties
Benjamini & Benjamini has an established record of negotiating effectively with local prosecutors. If a conviction is unavoidable, your legal team will work to minimize penalties by demonstrating the positive steps you have taken to get your life back on track. Your attorneys will present evidence of completed alcohol or drug treatment programs and other mitigating evidence. If circumstances permit, your lawyers will recommend alternative sentencing, such as community service and participation in an alcohol or drug treatment program.
Contact Benjamini & Benjamini Today
If you are facing felony DUI charges, you need to take all possible steps to protect your criminal record and your future. To schedule a consultation with Benjamini & Benjamini, contact the firm online, call 760-346-8630.