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Thank you for coming here, to our website. We are the professional help you need if you or your loved one is dealing with horrors of a DUI arrest. We are here to provide information and to help you with your case in court and at the DMV. We have years of experience helping drivers to deal with all aspects of a DUI arrest from insurance issues to a DUI trial. We will be able to give you competent legal advice and protect you in the legal quagmire associate with DUI defense. We simple provide the best affordable DUI defense in the greaterLos Angelesarea.
Drunk driving in Californiais known as a “DUI”, a short for “Driving under the Influence”. In other states the specific criminal offense of drunk driving is called either “DWI” (a short for “Driving While Intoxicated”), a “DUII” (a short for “Driving under the influence of intoxications”) or “OWI” (a short for “Operating While Intoxicated”). Regardless of the specific name used, a conviction for drunk driving will have the same effect on your driving ability, and record regardless of where it happened. For example, if you are arrested for a DUI in California in 2012 and you have a 9 years old DWI conviction from another state, it can be considered “a prior” so that now you can be charged with a “second offense DUI”.
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In California, the punishment and consequences of drunk driving are very severe. Possible consequences often include driver’s license suspension revocation and/or restriction, installation of an ignition interlock devise, high court fees and fines, formal or informal probation, various alcohol education classes, alcoholics or narcotics anonymous sessions, various forms of community service, and the dreaded sentence to a county jail or prison (in case of a felony DUI). Often courts or prosecutions have no discretions to reduce punishment because the legislature mandates minimal punishment regardless of the driver’s criminal record or other mitigating factors. Many people think that “if I only explain to the court that my livelihood depends on continuing driving”, they will understand and will allow me to keep my driver’s license. Wake up! Prosecutors or judges do not care much about your livelihood, and you need a dedicated specialist on your side to help you convince the prosecutors using both equitable and legal arguments they you deserver lesser punishment or can not have a DUI on your record at all. Hiring an attorney who specializes in DUI defense is imperative and will help you not only keep your driver’s license and avoid criminal conviction and penalty but also protect your future. If you are familiar with a police investigation, you know how biased it can be and how easy it is for a police officer to form an opinion that you are guilty. If that happened to you before, it can happen to you now or later at a point where you can not afford to settle your case. Do not wait until that point, protect your future now. Fight for your rights now and call us to consult with an aggressive attorney who will fight for you.
Many “drunk driving” arrests trigger a special hearing within the DMV. This special hearing is in front of a kangaroo court consisting of a single DMV hearing officer whose job is to decide if you were lawfully stopped, lawfully arrested, and if your blood alcohol level was above the limit at the time of driving. This hearing is separate and in addition to the criminal court proceedings. Unlike the court proceedings, the consequences of a DMV hearing can result only in the loss of a driver’s license. A dismissal in court does not mean that you will be able to keep your driver’s license because of this hearing. So it is extremely important to have an attorney appear at the DMV hearing and argue on your behalf. Not only can a skillful DUI attorney have a better chance in winning the DMV hearing; but also the DMV hearing will be used by our expert attorneys to set up defense of your case in the Superior Court. Most importantly, you must do it soon, as the right to have the hearing expires within 10 days of the arrest. You must contact the DMV or you will automatically lose the DMV hearing. Contact us and we will do it on your behalf. If you received a temporary license that is scheduled to expire within 30 days of the incident, we will be able to get an extension of the 30 days so that you would be able to drive between now and the DMV hearing date, several months away.
A criminal case in court can take anywhere from one appearance to a number of appearances spread over several months or even longer. The first appearance in the criminal court is an arraignment, a proceeding where the defendant is asked to enter a plea. Depending on the circumstances of your case, and the local rules and customs, our attorneys will settle your case, continue the arraignment or enter a not guilty plea and set the case for a pretrial or trial on a later date. A complaint, the police reports and some additional documents are usually produced on the first appearance by the prosecutor. Additional discovery can be requested and various motions can be set to fight the criminal case. The criminal case can also be set for a court or jury trial within as little as 30 days. Our attorneys will analyze the legal issued involved in your case and design a defense strategy that will help you win your case.
We can assembled a defense team including an expert who will testify that you were not impaired at the time of driving; an private investigator who will contradict the police officer findings, and an attorney who will convince the jury or the judge that you are not guilty of the DUI. Do not think that your case is helpless, let us evaluate it for you by providing you a no cost no obligation consultation.
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