Orange County Traffic Crimes Defense Attorney
Being pulled over for speeding or a dangerous lane change can put your nerves on edge, but you can still hope that you’ll only get a warning or minor ticket. However, there are traffic crimes that put you in the middle of a criminal trial with serious consequences on the line. DUIs, hit and runs, and other accusations of reckless driving can all result in criminal charges and even a lengthy sentence in a state prison if the charges are serious enough.
If you have been charged with a serious traffic crime in Orange County, you should not hesitate to pick up the phone and call Law Office of Michael L. Guisti. Our OC traffic crimes defense attorney has extensive experience representing clients in complex cases and getting his clients’ charges reduced or dropped. To begin building a strong defense today, call our office at (714) 530-9690 or toll-free at (888) 478-8999 and schedule a free consultation.
At Law Office of Michael L. Guisti, we go beyond defending clients for simple traffic violations and speed tickets by crafting detailed defense strategies in cases involving serious crimes. In addition to defending clients charged in reckless driving cases, we can also provide sound legal guidance in cases that involve injuries, such as hit and runs, DUIs, and drive-by shootings.
If you have been charged with one of the following crimes, you should immediately contact us as soon as possible:
- Driving Under the Influence – Vehicle Code 23151(a) and (b)
- Hit and Run – Vehicle Code 20001-20002
- Vehicular Manslaughter – Penal Code 192(c)
- Drive-by Shooting – Penal Code 26100
- Evading a Police Officer – Vehicle Code 2800.3
- Failure to Appear in Court – Vehicle Code 40508
In the state of California, those accused of a traffic crime can face two different punishments. On the one hand, you may be facing a criminal charge that may amount to a misdemeanor or felony. This can result in a lengthy time in jail or prison, significant fines, probation, and restitution to victims. However, the other element that you should be aware of is the administrative consequences. Even if you are not convicted of a traffic crime, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can still instigate serious penalties against you if you do not successfully defend yourself in a DMV hearing. Oftentimes this can be a license suspension, but the length of that suspension can be extensive if you are facing felony charges or if you do not build a strong defense. In either case, your first thought should be to contact an attorney who can advocate for your rights and get your charges dropped.
In every criminal case, no matter how seemingly minor, you should have an experienced attorney at your side. The laws in California are complex, and you could end up on the wrong side of the law without being aware of it. This is especially true for traffic laws. With how massive and extensive California’s highways are, the courts have strict policies about trying and convicting defendants of reckless driving, especially if an alleged victim was injured. But with the right legal representative by your side, you may be able to have your charges reduced or dropped, avoiding imprisonment altogether.
At Law Office of Michael L. Guisti, our OC criminal defense attorney can provide sound legal guidance and aid in your case by:
- Speaking to witnesses about the incident
- Reviewing evidence and working with forensic experts
- Preparing a strong defense strategy
- Negotiating with the district attorney
- Vigorously defending you in a trial or hearing
The prosecution has already started building their case against you, so you should not hesitate to contact Law Office of Michael L. Guisti at (714) 530-9690 or toll-free at (888) 478-8999 and schedule a free consultation.
Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.