Orange County DUI Attorney

Call Our Newport Beach DUI Attorney to Avoid the Consequences of a DUI in California

Have you been arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County? Being asked to step out of your vehicle and having to submit to chemical tests or roadside field sobriety tests can be an embarrassing experience. Not to mention, a DUI conviction could be devastating to your career and count as a mark on your criminal record.

Driving while under influence of drugs or alcohol is taken very seriously in the court of law. Drunk driving is not a victimless crime; fellow passengers, bystanders, and other vehicles on the road are all in danger in these situations. There can also be extensive damages done to public property, which is why DUI convictions result in such high fines and strict punishments.

We understand the gravity of your situation; we also know that you don't need a Newport Beach DUI attorney who is going to lecture you for your actions. The truth is, you need an assertive legal advocate who will not judge you, but rather give you honest and trustworthy advice to help clear your name of these allegations. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, then you need to speak with an Orange County DUI attorney immediately.

Contact us today to speak with our Newport Beach DUI lawyer about your case.


A DUI conviction can lead to a number of harsh penalties including:
  • Suspension of your license
  • License revocation
  • Steep fines
  • Alcohol treatment programs
  • Possible incarceration
  • Probation
  • Increase in insurance costs

You could also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. As the defendant, you have the right to contest these accusations and fight to preserve your driving privileges. Our experienced Orange County DUI lawyer has extensive courtroom litigation experience and she has successfully defended countless drunk driving cases in Orange County and throughout Los Angeles County. Attorney Prizzia is also fluent in Tagalog.

We know how complex the DUI process can be and we are here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. When it comes to your freedom and your future, it is vital that you are fully aware of your rights and you understand how they relate in your case.


Once you have been arrested, you will be given a 'Suspension Order and Temporary License'. You have only 10 days in which to request a DMV Hearing otherwise your license will automatically be suspended in 30 days. It is also important to beat this deadline as valuable information crucial to your defense can be obtained during this hearing. The first court date will be the arraignment where you or your Newport Beach DUI attorney is given the opportunity to enter a plea of not guilty, guilty or no contest.

There may be one or more pre-trial hearings during which your legal counsel can challenge the correctness of the officer's procedures, the validity of the test results, and other evidence against you. If evidence vital to the prosecution's case is excluded by the court during a hearing, your case may end there. Working with a Newport Beach DUI lawyer who truly cares about your future and has many years of experience as a public defender fighting for individuals caught up in the system can mean all the difference to the outcome of your case.


The severity of punishment under DUI can increase with the number of times such an incident takes place. A DUI record can affect your future employment opportunities. Most employers take a criminal record very seriously and may deny employment to you. Refusing to take a breath analyzer test when asked by a police officer can lead to further problems down the line.

It is very important that you take precaution while dealing with the law if arrested for DUI. You should not say anything that could implicate you in any wrongdoing; simply state that you will not talk further without your Newport Beach DUI lawyer present. Taking this first step can save your future.

Our DUI defense lawyer in Orange County has expertise and will advise you with legal counsel that will help protect your rights. When it comes to DUI cases, you only have ten days to request a DMV hearing before your license is automatically suspended. Allow our legal team to assist you through the DMV hearing process. We can aggressively defend you at the hearing and utilize appropriate defenses so that you do not lose your license.

The Law Office of Frances Prizzia represents clients throughout Orange County and Los Angeles, as well as San Diego and Ventura counties.


Why Hire Us?
  • The Law Office of Frances Prizzia can guide you to make the right legal moves and reduce the consequences of a DUI charge.
  • We have solid experience working on cases such as yours and can assure you that each case is handled with passion and a great attention to detail.
  • Attorney Frances Prizzia is a dedicated trial attorney who focuses on intensive investigation, negotiations and law research to build your case.
  • As public defenders we know what it's like to be in your situation.
  • You need someone to believe in you and fight for you. You need not look further for we have the compassion and the desire to help you clear your name.
Have you been arrested for DUI in Irvine? Contact an Newport Beach DUI lawyer from our firm today to protect you and your future! Call now at (714) 362-0157 for your free case evaluation.
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