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DUI Lawyer in Santa Ana

We Can Help You Fight Your Charges, Serving Orange County

Have you been pulled over and charged for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Your arrest may have been unwarranted or unlawful. When you contact the Law Offices of Sholeh Iravantchi, we can evaluate your case for free to see if you have a chance of getting your charges reduced or dismissed.

Learn more about possible defenses to DUI charges in Santa Ana by reaching out to our experienced criminal defense lawyer at (714) 619-9303 today.

California BAC Limits

In most states, including California, DUI violations occur when a driver operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher. For drivers who are under the age of 21 and anyone who is on DUI probation, the limit is 0.1%.

If an officer suspects that a driver is under the influence of alcohol, he or she can legally require the individual to take a blood or urine test. Those who decline to do so may be subject to longer driver’s license suspension periods.

DUI Penalties

In California, DUI penalties are determined based on the number of previous offenses and whether anyone was injured or killed by the offender. DUI convictions will remain on an individual’s criminal record for 10 years.

The maximum penalties for DUI include:

  • First-offense DUI: Six months in jail, $3600 in fines, and a six-month license suspension
  • Second-offense DUI: One year in jail, $4,000 in fines, and a two-year license suspension
  • Third-offense DUI: One year in jail, $18,000 in fines, and a three-year license suspension
  • Fourth-offense DUI: Three years in jail, $18,000 in fines, and a four-year license suspension
  • Injury DUI: One year in jail, $18,000 in fines, and a three-year license suspension
  • Felony injury DUI: 16 years in jail, $18,000 in fines, and a five-year license suspension

DUI convictions can also have additional consequences that go beyond these court penalties. If convicted, you can face the suspension of your professional license, increased auto insurance costs, and mandatory ignition interlock device installation. It can also affect your employability or even your immigration status.

How to Beat Your DUI Charges

Whether you are facing a DUI arrest for the first time or the fourth time, the first step in fighting your charges is to contact the Law Offices of Sholeh Iravantchi. Our Santa Ana DUI lawyer is prepared to find ways to get your charges dropped or reduced and can help you keep your license.

Call (714) 619-9303 for a free consultation with an aggressive advocate.

Meet The Team

An Aggressive Attorney that Cares
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    Sholeh Iravantchi


    Sholeh Iravantchi is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney practicing criminal defense and immigration law throughout Southern California. Currently practicing out of her main office in Santa Ana, Sholeh Iravantchi is well known throughout the Southern California courts in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Riverside counties. Before working for the public defender's office, Ms. Iravantchi worked to represent the rights of numerous children and young adults in the arena of special ...
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    Tiffany Hernandez

    Office Assistant

    Tiffany Hernandez is a first-generation U.S citizen and a proud child of two Mexican immigrants who came to this country to provide a better life for themselves. In our office, we are passionate about representing our clients. We are immigrants representing immigrants. Yo soy Tiffany Hernandez, Soy primera generacion ciudadana de los Estados Unidos. Soy orgulosa de ser hija de dos inmirantes mexicanos que vinieron a luchar para una mejor vida. En nuestra officina nos apasiona respresentar a ...

Case Results

Results That Speak for Themselves
  • People vs. A Dismissed

    Two (2) counts of violating California Health & Safety Code Sections 11377(a) [Possession of a Controlled Substance] and 11364.1(a) [Possession of Drug Paraphernalia].

  • People vs. C. Negotiated

    Four (4) felony counts of fraud. (Community Service)

  • People vs. E. Vacated

    One (1) felony conviction.  (Conviction Removed)

  • People vs. J. Dismissed

    Two (2) counts of violating California Penal Code Section 459 [Burglary].

  • People vs. L. I. Dismissed

    One (1) misdemeanor charge of violating California Penal Code Section 243 [Battery].

  • People vs. L. N. Dismissed

    One (1) count of violating California Penal Code Section 288 [Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child].

  • People vs. M. No Charges Filed

    California Penal Code Section 518 [Extortion]. One (1) count of violating

  • People vs. M. I. Dismissed

    One (1) count of violating California Penal Code Section 484 [Petty theft].

  • People vs. M. R. Dismissed

    One (1) count of violating California Penal Code Section 311.11 [Possession of Child Pornography].

  • People vs. N. M. Dismissed

    One (1) count of violating California Penal Code Section 518 [Extortion].


Why Choose Us?

How We Set Ourselves Apart
  • Criminal Defense Attorney who Focuses on Immigration
  • Work Directly With the Attorney Who Is Ready to Fight for You
  • Saturday Appointments Available
  • Available After Hours for Emergencies
  • English & Spanish Services Available
  • Free Initial Consultations

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