Coalinga DUI Court Information
DUI Arrest in Coalinga
Have you been arrested for DUI or any DUI-related offense in Coalinga, California? Contact DUI defense lawyers Wapner Jones, PC. They are familiar with the local courts, courthouse personnel, police officers, judges and prosecutors. They have the experience necessary to give you your best defense, so that you can keep your driver's license and stay out of jail.
Coalinga DUI Penalties
After a DUI arrest in Coalinga, you will be facing administrative as well as criminal penalties. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will automatically suspend your license if you do not request an administrative hearing. You only have 10 days to request a DMV administrative hearing to contest the automatic suspension. If you do not request the administrative hearing within ten days, you will lose your chance at a hearing, even if you have a viable defense.
An experienced DUI attorney can help you with your DUI case, from the administrative hearing all the way through the criminal proceeding. These two processes require separate approaches, and an experienced Fresno area DUI lawyer understands how the procedures are different. Wapner Jones, PC have been representing clients in Coalinga and throughout Fresno County for more than 65 years combined. They will represent you and your best interests during the administrative hearing process as well as the criminal proceeding.
Coalinga Courthouse Location
The Coalinga Branch of the Fresno Superior Court was closed in 2012 because of budget cuts. Now, all Coalinga cases will be heard at the Central Division Main Courthouse in downtown Fresno, California.
Fresno Superior Court (Downtown Location)
1100 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93724
Phone: (559) 457-2000
Coalinga DUI Penalties
A DUI in Coalinga will fall under California Penal Codes and California Vehicle Codes for DUI penalties. California provides for both minimum and maximum sentences and penalties for DUI-related offenses. A judge has some level of flexibility when it comes to delivering your sentence for a DUI.
If you are arrested and charged for a first DUI offense in Coalinga, you will be subject to the following:
- Minimum jail time from 10-20 days
- Approximate fine of $2,000
- DUI school from 3 to 9 months
- Possible participation in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous Probation from 3 to 5 years
- Possible alcohol restriction during the probationary period
- Driver's license suspension for six months by the DMV
Experienced Coalinga DUI Lawyers
Remember, a DUI arrest does not have to mean a conviction. You have rights, and Wapner Jones, PCwill help you make the best decisions for your future depending on your individual case. If you are arrested for a DUI in Coalinga or the surrounding area, contact our offices immediately to discuss your case. We make sure that each client gets the personalized attention they need for the best possible outcome. Schedule your initial consultation today.