Williams & Javellana, LLP

Chico Drunk Driving / DUI Lawyer

Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol

DUI Process

Being arrested for driving under the influence can be a very stressful and frightening time in your life. Most of us who have never been through the situation before have concerns about the DUI process and what is going to happen to us and our driving privileges. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in the Chico, Ca. area, it’s important for you to contact Williams & Javellana, LLP so that you have a qualified attorney by your side. He can help to put your mind at ease and let you know what options are available for you and your particular situation.

The first step in the overall DUI process is going to take place when you are actually pulled over by the police. In some cases, you may not even realize that you are over the legal limit because you may have just had a drink or two with friends at dinner. The DUI laws in the state of California, however, are very specific and if you are over the age of 21 and have more than a 0.8% blood-alcohol content, you can be arrested for driving under the influence and have the possibility of having your driver’s license revoked.

There are a few different possibilities that could occur during the time that you were pulled over for driving under the influence. You may have your driver’s license confiscated at that time and may or may not receive what is known as an order of suspension and temporary license. If you receive a temporary license, you will be able to drive for 30 days from the date that the temporary license was issued. Of course, reviews will be done to determine that you currently have the right to drive in California, have a current driver’s license and that the license is not been revoked or suspended for any other reason.

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The next step in the DUI process is to actually have your driver’s license suspended. If this is your first DUI offense, a four-month driver’s license suspension is going to be issued. If you have a second or subsequent offense within 10 years after receiving your last offense, you are going to receive a one-year suspension of your driver’s license. This can severely affect your lifestyle and may make it difficult for you to get back and forth to work. You can use the services of Williams & Javellana, LLP as your attorney to help you apply for a restricted license so that you can drive your car for work purposes.

Do not let the DUI process be something that is too stressful for you to handle. It is important for you to not to try to go through this process on your own, as it is likely that you will receive the maximum penalty that is possible. By using the services of Williams & Javellana, LLP, you will be able to have the assistance necessary to go through the process and if possible, to continue to enjoy your driving privileges.


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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015