Sacramento DUI Lawyer

What Is the Legal BAC in California?

As in the rest of the U.S., the blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in California is 0.08%. Those under age 21 are considered drunk at 0.02% and can face strict penalties. When a driver has a BAC of 0.16, he or she can face enhanced penalties under an aggravated DUI charge.

What sets California apart, is that our state has some of the strictest DUI laws in the nation when it comes to penalties. 

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What Happens When You Get a DUI in California?

First-Time Offenders Can Face:


  • A $2,000 fine
  • Up to two days in jail
  • A 6-month license suspension
  • Mandatory attendance to an alcohol program

Second-Time Offenders Can Face:


  • 2-year license suspension

Third-Time Offenders Can Face:


  • Up to 10 years of license suspension
  • Fines up to $18,000
  • More than a year in prison

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Experienced DUI Defense in Sacramento County 

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, the time to act is now. From the day you’re arrested, you have only 10 days to request a DMV hearing, which should be done by your attorney. Hiring a Sacramento DUI lawyer early in the process can also be beneficial in starting your case off on the right foot.

Let Our Sacramento DUI Attorney Fight For You 

A DUI conviction can be inconvenient and costly. Without the assistance of an aggressive DUI lawyer in Sacramento, you could end up in prison and forced to pay thousands of dollars in fines. That's why you need the Law Office of Jonathan Gonzales on your side.

Case Results:


  • After an accident, a client was charged with DUI with a BAC was 0.21. On the day of trial, the entire case was dismissed.
  • A client was arrested for DUI with a BAC of over 0.08%. All charges were dismissed.
  • A client was arrested for a second DUI offense. All charges were dismissed with no DMV or criminal consequences.

As a former police officer, Jonathan Gonzales has seen it all and he knows what defense to use to reduce your penalties and even get your DUI case dismissed, if possible. He also incredibly knowledgeable -- having an undefeated jury trial record for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 across a variety of criminal cases.

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Reasons to Choose Gonzales Law office

An Unwavering Drive to Fight for the Accused
  • Licensed to practice in all California and Federal courts

  • Featured in an article on Fox40 for our commitment to the law and impressive legacy

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ and rated Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers

  • Attended drug & alcohol recognition training for a Drug and Alcohol Recognition P.O.S.T Certificate

  • Former police officer with experience in the DUI Unit at the Public Defender’s Office

  • A dedicated trial lawyer with an undefeated record of results for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

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