Ventura DUI Lawyer: Been Charged with a DUI? Need a DUI Attorney?
At the Law Office of Jennifer Zide, we understand that facing criminal
charges can be a difficult experience that impacts all areas of your life.
When your rights are in the balance, you need a Ventura County
DUI attorney with the knowledge, skill, commitment, and experience to get you the results
I am a Ventura County DUI attorney who has the skill and experience to
provide you with the best defense possible. My team and I possess the
heart to genuinely care about you and your case, the determination to
fight for you in court, and the integrity to treat you fairly as a client
and as a person. We know how to successfully navigate the Ventura County
DUI landscape. Our firm is committed to protecting your individual rights
and to providing you with the highest level of personalized, private representation
at an affordable price.
Your Ventura County DUI Attorney: Helping You Successfully Navigate the
Ventura County DUI Process
At the Law Office of Jennifer Zide, we understand that a DUI in Ventura
County can happen to anyone. When you are charged with a DUI in Ventura
County, you face serious penalties, including jail time, license restrictions,
costly fines, and programs.
For a first time DUI charge in Ventura County, you face:
- 48 hours of jail or 5 days of work release
- 3 years of probation
- A costly First Offender Alcohol Education class
- Fines and fees totaling over $2,000.
When you are charged with a second time DUI in Ventura County, you face
even more jail time, more probation, and a longer, more costly DUI education
class to regain your license.
At the Law Office of Jennifer Zide, we will work with you to navigate the
legal system and ease the burden imposed on you by a DUI in Ventura County.
We are always here to help you get through your DUI and move on with your life.
We start with your story.
Your DUI Lawyer: Our Commitment to You
At the Law Office of Jennifer Zide, we are committed to challenging the
assumptions of the prosecution's case and protecting your individual rights.
As your Ventura County DUI attorney we promise to:
- Listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and respect your goals
- Fully review your case and discuss all possible issues with you
- Retain an expert to evaluate your case and explore all possible defenses
- Fight to protect your individual rights and get you the best resolution
or the results you want at trial
- Always be there for you with caring, personalized, and aggressive representation
To prove you are guilty in a prosecution for DUI in Ventura, the burden
is on the prosecution to demonstrate, beyond a reasonable doubt, that
you were, at the time of driving, either driving with actual impairment
of your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle or driving with a blood
alcohol level in excess of the legal limit.
The prosecution may attempt to prove that you were violating either section
of the DUI law by using a variety of evidence, including:
- Your alleged driving pattern
- Reason for the stop
- Any symptoms or observations alleged by officers
- Your performance on so-called field sobriety tests
- Any statements you made to officers
- Results of any preliminary alcohol screening test you may have taken
- Breath or blood test results
The Constitution Protects Your Rights When You Are Charged with a DUI in
At the Law Office of Jennifer Zide, we aggressively defend clients charged
with DUI in Ventura County. For every restraint on your individual freedom,
from "investigative stop" to "arrest", the Constitution
requires that law enforcement officers have certain levels of observations
or evidence to support their actions. In the case of intrusions on your
personal privacy, such as occurs when law enforcement officers search
you, search your belongings, or search areas that belong to you, the Constitution
also demands that certain requirements be met. These requirements are
intended to restrict the power of law enforcement and to protect your
individual rights. At the Law Office of Jennifer Zide, we aggressively
litigate all issues of illegal stop, illegal arrest, or illegal search
in your case. As your DUI lawyer, we thoroughly analyze your case, insist
on that "presumption of innocence" to which you are entitled
under the law, and target all the areas of "reasonable doubt"
in your case. We will expose the limitations of officer observations and
information gathering, challenge the accuracy and reliability of your
field sobriety test results, explain what your test result really means,
and persuasively tell your side of the story to get you the best results possible.
today to begin discussing the unique facts and circumstances of your case.