Blythe, California lays near the California/Arizona border at the junction of Interstate 10 and US 95. As a main connection between the two states, Blythe has considerable traffic on its freeways and city roads. A heavy flow of traffic also brings an increase of people on the road who have been drinking. Local arresting agencies and the California Highway Patrol have taken note of the number of drunk drivers on the road and have placed checkpoints and more patrol units. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, the first phone call you should make is to a qualified Blythe DUI lawyer who understands this area of the law. Our dedicated defense attorneys could represent you at all stages of your driving under the influence case.

Understanding Drunk Driving Cases

If you are arrested for driving under the influence in Blythe, it is imperative that you understand the legal process prior to appearing in court or at the California DMV Hearing. First, if you are arrested for a DUI you will have your license confiscated and will be issued a pink temporary license. This pink temporary license lasts for 30 days and explains your right to hearing on the automatic suspension of your license.

You then have ten calendar days from the date of arrest to contact the DMV to request a hearing on the suspension of your driving privileges. Failure to request that hearing will result in the automatic suspension of your license upon expiration of the 30 day temporary license. On a first offense DUI, your driving privileges will be suspended for a minimum of four months.

You will also be issued a yellow paper that is your citation. At the bottom of your citation, there is a date listed which is the arraignment date in your criminal court case. If you do not hire a lawyer in Blythe to represent you then your attendance at on the arraignment date is a mandatory part of your DUI case.

Contacting a Blythe DUI Attorney

Likely the most important decision you will make is to hire a Blythe DUI lawyer. Call our offices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to hire a dedicated attorney today.

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