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Six Reasons We Are the Best DUI Attorneys in Riverside County
Earl Carter has been Defending DUI’s in Riverside County since 1975. This experience gives us a decided advantage.
We are certain that we win more DMV hearings than any other DUI law firm in Riverside County. We know how to win DMV Hearings for our clients.
If you hire us, you may never have to appear in court. In most instances, we are able to appear in court on behalf of our DUI clients.
We have handled more DUI cases in Riverside County over the past decade than any other DUI firm.
Our fees are very affordable. Further, we offer easy payment plans for those who need them. While a few other attorneys be able to imitate our prices, very few can match our experience defending DUI cases. And the few who have over three decades of experience defending DUI’s like us, typically charge two or three times more than we do.
We are in your Riverside County Court almost every day. We are familiar with the District Attorneys and Judges involved in your case.
Riverside DUI Defense Attorneys from $695
Undergoing prosecution for DUI in Riverside can be a frightening experience. If you, or someone you love, are facing criminal prosecution, you need an attorney with experience to fight for you. Earl Carter has been defending clients against DUI charges in Riverside for over 35 years.
Riverside DUI Attorney
Getting arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can be a frightening experience. Fortunately, we have over 35 years of experience handing DUI cases in the Riverside county courts. If you’re facing DUI charges, you could use a helping hand. We are in the Riverside County Courts every day fighting to get DUI’s dismissed or reduced. Let our experience help you. Call us today and request a consultation with an experienced Riverside DUI Attorney.
A Riverside DUI Lawyers To Help You Avoid Jail
Our specialized Riverside county DUI lawyers want to remove as much of the pain and torment from your DUI as possible. First, we get you out of jail and keep you out of jail. Then we devise a DUI defense for your case, focusing on keeping you out of court. Avoiding court can massively reduce the amount of time you spend stressing over your DUI. Finally, our experienced DUI lawyers have a knack for getting DUI charges dismissed or reduced, whether it be by negotiation or trial. Let us ease your mind.
A Riverside DUI Attorney to Save Your License
For most people, the License Suspension that results from a DUI can be detrimental, usually to your career. Fortunately for you, we are confident that our experienced DUI attorneys win more DMV hearings than any other firm or attorney in California. We stand out from all the other DUI attorneys in Riverside County because we are proven winners both in court, and in DMV hearings. Our experience could save your license.
A Riverside DUI Attorney To Go To Court For You
One of the best reasons to hire a Riverside DUI Attorney to fight for you is that in most cases they can go to court for you. This means you do not have to face the stress and embarrassment of court. Further, this allows you to go on with your life while someone fights for you. A Riverside DUI can go to court for you so you can go to work. Avoiding Court also means there is no chance you will be taken into custody.
Earl Carter & Associates Riverside DUI Lawyers have helped thousands of people by protecting their license, staying out of jail and winning DMV hearings since 1975. That is why Earl Carter has the reputation of being the Best DUI Attorney in Riverside, CA. Driving Under The Influence is a very serious charge and can take your time and money and affect your work, school, travel, etc, so trust the reputable DUI Defense Attorneys at Earl Carter. They can help every step of the way and will aggressively defend your DUI Case to get you the best result.
Frequently Asked Questions- Answered by a Riverside DUI Lawyer
Q: Is it possible to beat a DUI charge?
A:There are many ways to successfully defend against a charge for DUI. A skilled criminal lawyer knows how to attack a DUI charge strategically, so as to maximize the possibility of a successful defense. These cases are not as straightforward as you might think. Many clients come in fearing the worst, only to be pleasantly surprised. You should always consult with an attorney before going to court on a DUI do not assume you should plead guilty. Even where a conviction is imminent, many DUI’s can be negotiated down to reckless driving charges.
Q: I am being charged with my first DUI. Is it possible I could be required to serve time in jail?
A: California law actually requires jail time for DUI convictions. These are called “mandatory minimum jail requirements” However, do not despair. In the vast majority of circumstances an attorney can arrange for the jail requirement to be satisfied through alternative sentencing arrangements such as performing labor for the Sheriff or electronic monitoring / house arrest.
In addition to the possibility of satisfying potential jail requirements through alternative sentencing arrangement, you should remember that being charged with DUI does not mean you will necessarily be convicted. Remember that in order to convict you, the state has the burden to prove that you are guilty of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. As I type this, a recent acquittal (victory at trial) by one of our amazing DUI attorneys is fresh in my mind. If you are being charged with a DUI you need an experienced DUI Attorney to help you. Call us to discuss your individual case. You will be so glad you did.
Q: I am afraid I was caught red handed. Is it even worth hiring an attorney, or should I save my money and take my lumps?
A: If you are charged with a DUI in California, you should always seek the counsel of an experienced DUI defense attorney. You may have many defenses available to you that are not obvious to you. Do not despair, help is available. There are very few situations in which we cannot help our client improve their situation. Even in situations where our clients are clearly guilty of committing a crime, we routinely get charges dropped or reduced, and punishments reduced. Literally thousands of clients have come to us who are being charged with a DUI and have had their charges reduced to a reckless driving. Likewise, we are very good at securing alternatives to jail for even our most guilty clients including work release, house arrest, electronic monitoring, or community service.
Q: Do I even need a private attorney ? Why not just use a public defender
A: While a Public Defender may be available to help those who are very poor financially, that does not mean that a public defender is the best option for you. For example, one clear advantage of hiring a private attorney, especially if you are facing a misdemeanor, is that a private attorney can often go to court on your behalf, thereby keeping you out of court. If you are represented by a public defender, you will have to appear at court at every single court date.
Moreover, many people elect to hire private attorneys in order to get the level of customer service and personalized attention that a private attorney can provide.
Q: Will the court provide me with a public defender?
A:It is true that Public Defenders are provided to those charged with serious crimes who absolutely cannot afford an attorney, but if the court finds that you meet their financial qualifications, you will be denied representation by a public defender and required to hire your own private attorney.
Q: This is my first time being charged with a crime. Does the court take that into consideration?
A:Yes. Part of the analysis the court will undergo when determining how severe punishment for a crime should be, is determining if the defendant has committed crimes in the past. Typically in Riverside, individuals who have little or no prior criminal history will receive lighter punishments than those with extensive criminal backgrounds. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows how to emphasize the importance of the fact that his client has a clean criminal history, while minimizing the impact in the case of an extensive criminal record.
Q: Is it possible to get my charges completely dismissed?
A:The short answer is yes. We regularly have clients whose charges get dismissed prior to a jury trial, but this typically only occurs if the incriminating evidence is particularly weak. In most instances, if you are being charged with a crime, the only way you can expect a positive result is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. A skilled attorney will know how to achieve the best result possible for you through either a plea bargain, or by taking your case to trial.