July 30, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

Santa Ana, California is the most populous city in Orange County, with an estimated 2007 population of 339. If current estimates hold true, Santa Ana’s population will have grown to 355,662 by 2009. Santa Ana, according to the 2000 United States Census, is one of the most densely populated cities in the United States (of cities that have more than 300,000 people), with 12,471.5 people per square mile, ranking behind only New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. With such a dense population, a substantial amount of drivers can be accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and with the assistance of experienced Santa Ana criminal defense lawyers, those accused can receive the legal counsel and representation they need.

Boosting a projected population growth of about 5% over the last two years, from 2007-2009, Santa Ana is home to numerous people, which accounts for busy streets and drivers in a rush who in a lapse of judgment can exhibit poor driving skills that law enforcement can sometimes perceive to be drunk driving, when in fact, the accused is innocent. When charged with DUI in Santa Ana, most people do not realize just how many consequences they face. First of all, in most cases you will have to go to a DMV Hearing, which must be requested within 10 days of your arrest, to protect your driving privileges so that your license is not suspended. If you fail to request a DMV hearing, your driver’s license will automatically be suspended for four months or longer if this isn’t your first DUI offense.

At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled Santa Ana DUI defense lawyers have been defending the rights of those accused of driving under the influence for many years. We work tirelessly to negotiate a reduced charge so that our clients stay out of jail and can retain their driving privileges to carry on a productive life. The knowledgeable and aggressive Santa Ana criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich are available to assist you with your specific case, whether it’s for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or any other kind of criminal offense. With our 30 years of experience in criminal defense, our attorneys are familiar with local courts, procedures, prosecutors, and judges. Call us today for a case evaluation at 888-280-6839.

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