The Law Office of Kristi Peariso, P.C. provides experienced criminal defense to clients
in Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Thousand Oaks,
Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Goleta, Isla Vista, Malibu, Ojai, Carpinteria,
Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Port Hueneme, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and Los
Angeles County, California.
If you are arrested for drunk driving in Ventura or the surrounding area you are
in serious legal trouble. California has some of the most severe penalties in the
nation for DUI charges. If you or a loved one has been arrested for drunk driving,
it is critical that you contact a Ventura drunk driving defense lawyer immediately.
At the Law Office of Kristi Peariso, P.C., I am skilled in the defense of DUI charges
of all types, including for individuals who have multiple drunk driving convictions
on their record.
Potential DUI Consequences - Why You Need a Lawyer
If you have been charged with drunk driving in California, you face a variety of
potential punishments; the most serious is facing time in jail. Additionally, if
charged with a California DUI (soften referred to as a DWI), you can lose your privilege
to drive or probation and court ordered DUI classes. Having a experience criminal
defense lawyer on your side allows to you fully understand the charges against you,
the possible repercussions, and what your options are.
DMV Hearing - Part of California DUI Law
California DUI law triggers two separate cases: a DUI / DWI court case and a California
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) case. When drivers are arrested for drunk driving
in California, they are charged with two different counts. The first is driving under
the influence of alcohol; the second is a related charge of driving with a blood
alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. The latter charge is the one that
triggers the California Department of Motor Vehicles DUI case, where the California
DMV will attempt to suspend the motorist's driving privileges. You have only 10 days
from the date of arrest to request a DUI DMV hearing with the California DMV.
The stress of facing the court system can be overwhelming, and you never want to
enter this arena without an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side. At
the Law Office of Kristi Peariso, P.C., you can rest assured I will explore all possible
options in order to minimize the consequences you face.
Removing a DUI Conviction from Your Record
If you've already been convicted of California DUI it may be possible to help clean
up your record, drunk-driving convictions can be expunged. Removing a conviction
from your record can make a world of difference for you. Contact the Law Office of
Kristi Peariso, P.C., for more information about clearing your California DUI conviction
from your record.
Contact Kristi Peariso, an Experienced DUI Attorney
To discuss the details of your case, contact my office to arrange a free initial
consultation. I can help with DUI charges alleged against you and represent you in
court. Please don’t hesitate to call and learn more about your options. Send an
Email or call 805-620-0322