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What You Need to Know About Your DUI Case

DUI Case Prior to trial, your Sacramento Punjabi criminal defense attorney should provide you with vital information about your case. Keeping open communication with your attorney is vital, and if you have concerns, you should let him know so that you are clear about each important aspect of your case.

Charges and Penalties

Your Sacramento criminal defense attorney will discuss the charges against you, as well as your chances for acquittal. If the state’s case is strong, your attorney should explain whether a plea negotiation is likely, and whether alternative sentencing is a potential possibility if you are convicted.

It is important for your attorney to explain what you face if you are found guilty:

  • The maximum and minimum penalties possible
  • Potential suspension or revocation of driving privileges
  • Possible fines, and whether civil charges may also be brought against you
  • The impact on your car insurance
  • Any alcohol or drug diversion programs that may be made available
Attorney’s Fees

Your Sacramento criminal defense attorney should also explain the fees he will charge, and discuss how you will pay them. Various potential additional charges, such as those for an expert witness, should be discussed as well.

Will You Testify?

Finally, your attorney should discuss whether you will need to testify. In most DUI cases, the defendant does take the stand, but you are not required by law to refrain from doing so. If you do testify, it is vital that you are honest; lying under oath can lead to perjury charges.

Call Us

DUI charges are serious, and a conviction can gravely diminish your ability to find good employment. If you have been arrested for DUI, call Sacramento Punjabi criminal defense attorney Param Pabla at (916) 285-7900.

Client Reviews
“Mr. Pabla represented me with my DUI case. He has excellent communication skills and always kept me informed. Mr. Pabla made sure I understood the process and my rights. He eased my mind through a very stressful situation. I highly recommend Mr. Pabla.” Gurpreet
“I am so happy with the service that I received from Param S. Pabla. Jarrett did a great job solving my legal issue and I can’t recommend him enough! He was able to do everything quickly, painlessly, and was ALWAYS available to talk when I needed him. If I ever need help again, I will definitely use him!" Boris
“Param was excellent in my court case of failure to stop at a stop sign. The officer could not see clearly because he was too far away. The officer insisted he could and said he had video but could not produce it at the trial. The officer then asked if he could suspend the trial to go get the video but the judge said he should have had plenty of time to get the video ready beforehand. Needless to say, the judge ruled in my favor and dismissed the case which enraged the officer. Pabla Param’s defense and cross examination skills were excellent and paramount in having the case dismissed. Highly recommended.” T.C.
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