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Drunk driving arrests can have very sobering and long lasting consequences on a person's life. Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), or drunk driving, is a very serious crime and can result in serious fines, suspension or loss of license, increased insurance rates, jail or prison time, and a permanent criminal record. It is absolutely essential to make contact with an attorney within 10 days of your arrest. This will allow your attorney to make a demand for a DMV hearing, so you have the chance for a stay of the suspension rather than a four-month suspension of your driving privileges. If this is your first offense, it is almost always possible to save your license. Trust your defense to me, attorney David J. Heaslett, in Plumas County, California. Just because your blood alcohol level tests at .15 (double the legal limit in California), it is not the end of the game for you. Remember that you are not required by law to submit to any of the field sobriety tests or blow on the preliminary Breathalyzer exams. You can almost certainly mitigate any negative results when you have a skilled DUI, DWI, and drunk driving lawyer evaluating the evidence against you and formulating the best defense. Whether your best option is to pursue plea negotiations or go to trial, I will stand up for you and defend you at every turn. If you have been arrested for a DUI, DWI, or drunk driving, you need aggressive representation. Contact me today for a free initial consultation. Time is critical because criminal cases move quickly through the legal system.

About David J. Heaslett:
David is an attorney licenced to practice in the State of California, and before the Federal Courts, since 1974. David graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and Cum Laude from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1974. David practiced law in Monterey County from 1974 to 1995, focused primarily in complex Bankruptcy cases and then moved to Plumas County in 1995. David's bankruptcy experience includes representation of debtors and creditors in Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 and 13. David has represented hospital districts in Inyo, Humboldt, Sierra, Fresno and Plumas Counties and provided advice leading to confirmation of their Chapter 9 plans.

David's local practice focuses on the legal needs of the residents of Plumas, Sierra, Placer and Nevada Counties, including estate planning, the preparation of wills and trusts; the formation of appropriate business entities, corporations, LLCs, or limited partnerships; real estate issues, including the sale or purchase of businesses, and criminal defense. David has provided legal advice and services to water companies, community service districts, hospital districts, and water districts. David has been the Plumas Superior Court Mediator in Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer matters, a Public Defender, and special Deputy District Attorney. David believes strongly that an attorneys responsibility to the client is to provide ethical, timely, solution oriented, cost effective dispute resolution, legal services.