Indio is located in Coachella Valley in the desert region of Southern California. As a halfway point between Los Angeles and Yuma, Arizona, it is a popular stop. The tourism and traveling industry, unfortunately, leads to a high number of drunk driving arrests. Many people just stopping for a drink or two are pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The first thing you should do if you are arrested for driving under the influence is contact a qualified Indio DUI lawyer. To get started on your defense, call and schedule a consultation with our defense team today.

Understanding the DUI Case Process

If you are arrested for a DUI there are two independent actions that are started. The first and most timely is an administrative per se hearing through the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The second is a criminal case through the Indio Superior Court. For the DMV hearing, you must contact the San Bernardino Driver’s Safety Branch within ten calendar days in order to place a stay on the automatic suspension of your of your license. The first date of the criminal court case is listed at the bottom of your citation or the yellow slip of paper issued to you following your arrest. One of our skilled lawyers in Indio could help you through the DUI case process.

Hiring an Indio DUI Attorney

Most leading drunk driving attorneys offer a free initial consultation. This is a 60 minute over the phone or in-person meeting where you can ask an attorney all of the questions that you are swarming with following your arrest. It is important to take advantage of the free consultation offered by most Indio DUI lawyers. This could help you to understand the complicated legal process and follow the right steps in order to fight both the criminal and DMV case. This will also give you an opportunity to feel comfortable with the lawyer that you seek to hire and work out an affordable retainer fee. Our local attorneys are qualified to assist you with all aspects of your case. We could work hard to ensure that you get the best possible outcome in your Indio drunk driving case. From contacting the Department of Motor Vehicles within ten calendar days to handling your criminal case through the local Superior Court system.

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