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Driving Under The Influence
Sacramento DUI Defense

Charged with a DUI in Sacramento or surrounding area?  
Am I going to jail?
Am I going to lose my driver's license?  
How much does a DUI Cost? 
Our DUI reference page is designed to answer many of your questions about Driving Under The Influence of alcohol and other drugs in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, and Colusa County. 

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DUI Court Process
DMV Hearings 
DUI Defenses 

A DUI is a criminal charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.  DUI's can be charged misdemeanors or felonies.  If you are reading this page, you or a loved one have likely been charged with Vehicle Code 23152(a) and Vehicle Code 23152(b).

My DUI To-Do List

  • A DMV hearing must be set within 10 days of a DUI arrest. CALL DMV NOW!
  • More info on  DMV Hearings can be found to the left.
  • Failure to do so will likely result in your driver's liscense being revoked 30 days from the arrest. 
  • In additional to calling the DMV, also fax them a copy of the request for hearing, this puts the request in writing with a timestamp. 
  • If you hire an attorney before the 10 day requirement, the attorney can call the DMV and make the appropriate request. 

STEP 2: Inform Yourself 
  • Review all the tabs on this webpage
  • Look at the DMV website 
  • Call us for a free consultation
  • ​DUI Defense can be very complex.  

STEP 3: Hire An Attorney OR Go To Court On Your Own 
  • Your first appearance is called an "arraginment".  
  • If you are charged with a midemeanor DUI, your attorney can most likely appear on your behalf.  
  • Experienced DUI attorneys know what evidence to ask for from the prosecution durring this first appearance.
  • The decision to hire an attorney should be an educated and informed decision.  
  • Understanding the consequences of a DUI conviction is key to helping you make this decision. 
Sacramento DUI Penalties
DUI Probation
DUI Plea Bargains 
DUI Enhancements 
DUI Trials  
DUI "Work Project" 
Drug Related DUI
DUI Evidence Request 
DUI Checkpoints 
DUI Statute 
DUI Classes 
DUI Expert Witnesses
SACRAMENTO DUI DEFENSE - Having an Experienced DUI Defense Attorney Matters 
Our Sacramento criminal defense law practice has successfully defended numerous DUI and DWI cases in and around the Sacramento area.  Driving Under the Influence of drugs and/or alcohol is considered a serious crime in Sacramento.   Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony DUI, the consequence of a DUI can have a lasting impact on your life. 

Our Sacramento DUI attorneys understand the complexity and importance of DUI defense.  Common questions include: Am I going to jail for a DUI in Sacramento?  How much does a DUI cost in Sacramento? What will happen to my driver’s license if I get a DUI? Do I have a defense to my DUI? Can I refuse a breathalyzer or drug test? Do I need a Sacramento DUI lawyer?   Feel free to browse the DUI section of this website for answers to your DUI questions.  

Placer, YOLO, El Dorado, Colusa County  DUI
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"I owe The Holley Criminal Defense Law Firm a debt of gratitude for getting my charges dismissed! Not only did I never step into a courtroom, I had direct access to my lawyers. I never once spoke to a secretary or legal aid. They were quick to respond to emails, answer questions, and perhaps most importantly, put my mind at ease during the whole ordeal. Thank you!! - Anonymous 

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Charged With A DUI In Sacrmaneto? 
       This does NOT MEAN you will be Convicted

​​         You have likely been charged with one or more of the following crimes:  vc23152(a), vc23152(b), vc23152(e), or vc23152(f).  Maybe you were arrested at a Sacramento DUI checkpoint or for swerving your vehicle.  Possibly you were pulled over for something completely unrelated to driving under the influence.  In any event, you likely were given a breath test or blood test, and field sobriety test (FST).  Most DUIs are misdemeanors, however, DUIs with injury to another are commonly charged as felonies.  A DUI arrestdoes not mean a DUI conviction.  DUI's are highly technical and multifaceted crimes with numerous successful defenses. With harsh penalties and advances in the blood alcohol testing, it is more important than ever that you speak with an experienced Sacramento DUI lawyer to provide you with the best defense possible.  If you are reading this, you are already taking the first, and most important step in defending your case.  

        Holley Defense believes in fully informing our clients of all aspects of DUI defense in Sacramento.  Feel free to utilize this webpage to fully understand driving under the influence Sacramento.  This website was fully written by our experienced, California Certified, Criminal Defense Lawyer.  Information on this site is not case specific and should only be used for educational purposes. 

Sacramento DUI & Drunk Driving Defense.  

A DUI in Sacramento can have a catastrophic effect on your life.  Driving under the influence used to be a relatively minor crime with minor punishments.  This is no longer the case.  If you get a DUI in Sacramento, there are DMV restrictions on your ability to drive in the future, mandatory classes, mandatory fines, misdemeanor and felony convictions, and possible jail time.  In fact DUI's are one of the few crimes that actually requires in custody jail time (not sheriffs work project or alternative sentencing) for repeat offenders. 

Just because you are charged with drunk driving in Sacramento, does not mean the prosecution has enough evidence to convict you of drunk driving.  We have encountered numerous drunk driving cases in Sacramento where the arresting officers did not have enough evidence and lacked probable cause to stop and search a vehicle prior to a DUI arrest.  There are also numerous instances where the officers failed to perform proper field sobriety tests or conducted their drunk driving investigation in a shotty manner.  Whatever the instance may be, it is critically important to speak with an experienced and dedicated DUI attorney in Sacramento.  

Our Best Sacramento Drunk Driving Attorneys and top rated DUI attorneys in Sacramento are familiar with Department 2 in the Sacramento County Superior Court and understand the importance of a vigorous DUI defense.  Unfortunately, some attorneys do not take DUI cases as seriously as other crimes.  Holley defense fully understand the possible ramifications of a DUI conviction on a driving record and the ripple effect of other ramifications.  Therefore, we go over every case with a fine picked comb and assist our clients fervently and vigorously.  If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in Sacramento, and are seeking a dedicated and experienced Sacramento DUI defense attorney, you have come to the right place.  Our Sacramento Drunk Driving Attorney will have a free consultation with you to discuss the details of your case.  It is critically important to not delay speaking with a Sacramento Drunk Driving attorney now, because there are DMV and driver’s license ramifications if you do not take action.  Your drivers license can be automatically suspended.   

Holley defense created this Sacramento DUI and Drunk Driving resource page to assist those charged with Vehicle Code 23152(a) and Vehicle Code 23152(b) in Sacramento.  This page helps answer the common questions we are asked weakly, such as:  Am I going to jail for a DUI in Sacramento?  Do I have a defense to a Sacramento Drunk driving charge?  Why a I am I charged with both Vehicle Code 23152(a) and Vehicle Code 23152(b) in Sacramento.  Do I have a defense.  

Our approach to DUI's is to keep our clients as well informed as possible and provide an honest evaluation of their Sacramento DUI Case.  Many clients have told us that we are the best DUI attorneys in Sacramento because we go the extra mile, file motions, and fight for our clients.  Feel free to familiarize yourself with the all of the tabs above regarding DUI defense in Sacramento.  Our Sacramento DUI lawyers are here to help.  Call (916) 956-2876 to speak with a live DUI defense attorney now.