In the state of California, driving under the influence (DUI) is an extremely serious offense. An individual who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while under the influence of either drugs or alcohol, is not only putting themselves at risk, but those around them as well. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI you need to contact a Palm Springs criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Attorney Joseph Rhea will work diligently to answer any questions you may have, advise you on how the entire DUI process works, analyze the case against you, and help you determine how best to proceed.
It is important, when facing DUI charges, to understand the DUI process in the state of California. The following are some of the most common aspects of the DUI process:
The majority of California DUI cases are settled prior to trial, but many people also choose to go to trial and fight their DUI.Trial consists of jury selection, opening statements, the prosecution presenting their case, the defense presenting your case, closing statements, the verdict and sentencing. It is important to remember that all jurors must be convinced, beyond a reasonable doubt, of your guilt in order for you to be convicted.
Attorney Rhea understands how difficult and frightening it may be to get arrested or charged with a DUI, especially in cases where you are in town only for vacation or a military leave. Each DUI case is different, with its unique set of circumstances. That is why he takes the time to understand you and your situation, in addition to all the facts surrounding your case. Due to the personal attention given each case and his commitment to defend the rights of each and every client, many of his clients refer to Attorney Rhea as the nice guy who'll fight for you.
Anyone facing DUI charges knows that their reputation, freedom and future are at risk. That is why it is important to have a criminal defense lawyer, who is not only familiar with the local courts and judges, but one who has a proven record as a successful DUI lawyer. For the last decade, the Law Office of Joseph T. Rhea has been representing clients facing all types of DUI and criminal defense charges. No attorney can legally or ethically guarantee the outcome of your case. Nevertheless, Attorney Rhea has had extensive success helping clients navigate through the DUI process with many DUI charges being lessened or dismissed entirely.
Attorney Rhea is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the California Public Defenders Association, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and has been recognized by Palm Springs Life every year since 2010 as a top DUI Lawyer and/or Criminal Defense Attorney. It does not matter whether you are a local resident, a visitor from out of town or military personnel on leave, Attorney Rhea is the desert defense lawyer you want representing you in the state and federal courts in the California desert region.
If you have questions about the DUI process, or you need legal representation after being arrested or charged with DUI, contact a Palm Springs criminal defense attorney immediately to help you get the aggressive representation you deserve.
“Mr. Rhea was extremely knowledgeable which, without a doubt, was the reason the Judge dismissed my case without any fines, probation, etc. Additionally, his vast knowledge helped lay out all the scenarios which helped relieve my anxieties. He was extremely prompt and reliable which made working with him a pleasure. I would highly recommend Mr. Rhea’s services to anyone and everyone.” – Former Federal Drug Possession Client