Have you been arrested for DUI in Hanford?
If you have recently been arrested for DUI in Hanford, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced and local DUI defense lawyer as quickly as possible. Terry A. Wapner has worked in the area of DUI defense for more than 27 years. Mr. Wapner has represented numerous clients in the Hanford area who have been charged with DUI and DUI-related offenses.
Mr. Wapner is considered by both judges and attorneys to be a “go to” expert in the field of DUI defense. Of course, DUI laws are consistent throughout the state of California, but having an attorney who has knowledge of local law enforcement, courthouse locations and personnel will benefit you, as a client.
What are the penalties for a Hanford DUI?
After a DUI arrest in Hanford, you will be facing administrative and criminal penalties. It is important to understand that after your arrest, you have only 10 days to request an administrative hearing. This hearing is a time for you to appeal your automatic license suspension. If you do not request this administrative hearing within the 10-day time frame, you will have forfeited your right to the hearing.
If you have hired an attorney, he or she can come with you to this administrative hearing. A seasoned DUI defense attorney will know that the administrative hearing has different rules and guidelines than the criminal hearing. Mr. Wapner has been representing clients at administrative hearings in Kings County for more than 27 years. In most cases, Mr. Wapner's fee for your DUI case will include the administrative hearing process.
Where is the Hanford Courthouse?
If you have been arrested in Hanford for DUI, your case will be heard at the Hanford Courthouse in Kings County.
Kings County Superior Court
1426 South Drive
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: (559) 582-1010
What are the penalties for a DUI in Hanford?
If you have been convicted of a DUI in Hanford, CA Penal and CA Vehicle Codes will be used by the court to decide your punishment. However, there are both minimum and maximum sentences. This means that judges typically have some leeway and discretion when it comes time for sentencing. If this is your first DUI in Kings County, you will likely receive the following sentence:
- 3-5 years probation
- 5-10 days in jail
- Approximately $2200 fine, which includes all assessments
- 3 or 9 month DUI school
- DMV will suspend your license for 6 months
Call Terry A. Wapner after a Hanford DUI arrest
If you have been arrested for DUI in Hanford, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Wapner. Dealing with a DUI arrest can be tough on both you and your loved ones. It is helpful to know that you can rely on an attorney like Mr. Wapner to help you through the process. Mr. Wapner has helped many clients throughout Kings County and he can help you, too! Please call (559) 266-8604 to schedule an initial consultation.