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Misdemeanor DUI

Misdemeanor DUI

What is Misdemeanor DUI?

A misdemeanor DUI is normally considered to occur when it is a first, second, or third offense within a certain time frame (typically ten years). The penalties for a misdemeanor DUI are less severe than the penalties for a felony DUI. The extent of penalties that might be levied depend on whether you have prior offenses, an excessively high blood alcohol level, or other circumstances, such as transporting a minor while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Regardless of whether this is your first offense or not, the sentences are still quite severe and include fines, court fees, jail time and probation. You likely will be required to attend an alcohol evaluation and treatment counseling as well.

Because of the dire consequences of a misdemeanor DUI, there is a strong case for anyone charged with DUI to seek out knowledgeable and competent legal counsel immediately.

There is no doubt that any DUI charge is a serious matter and that is why DUI Defense Attorney Ken Hallum personally handles all aspects and details of every case he deals with.

A Competent DUI Defense Attorney

  • Attorney Ken Hallum is an aggressive and knowledgeable DUI defense attorney. He was a police officer for 22 years which included a DUI unit, before beginning his law practice. Mr. Hallum’s focus today remains on defending those who have been charged with DUI exclusively.
  • Mr. Hallum will carefully review every aspect of your case from before you were pulled over to the point of your arrest and especially any testing procedures that were used. He knows that your defense depends on his specific knowledge of the DUI laws and his experience as a police officer for over 20 years. Sometimes the evidence can “appear” overwhelming and that is all the more reason to retain a competent and knowledgeable DUI defense attorney.
  • Attorney Hallum does not depend on secretaries or paralegals to work on various aspects of your case. He will personally work with you and prepare your case. He provides an intimate legal relationship with every one of his clients. Mr. Hallum takes great pride and care with every DUI case that he works with which will give you the confidence you need at a time like this.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor DUI, call the Law Office of Kenneth M. Hallum for a free initial consultation. Mr. Hallum will handle every detail and aspect of your case personally.

About Kenneth M. Hallum

Santa Barbara Traffic Attorney Ken Hallum

Kenneth M. Hallum is a Santa Barbara traffic attorney with over 10 years experience in helping drivers in Santa Barbara win their case. Would you like to learn more about how Ken can help you win your traffic case? For more information and a case evaluation, call 805-564-3101. Visit the blog to learn more about Santa Barbara traffic attorney information, including traffic law, underage DUI penalties, penalties for a DUI, traffic attorney Santa Barbara charges, Santa Barbara attorney rates, Santa Barbara DUI statistics, drunk driver rights, plea bargain DUI info, traffic law conviction procedure and much more.

2 Comments

  • DUI Law Guru

    DUIs should really be taken seriously, may it be any circumstance. It will always be difficult handling such “crime”, so be wary.

    • 8:11 am - October 15, 2010

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    • 9:57 am - January 13, 2011

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