Have you been arrested for DUI in California? If so, you've come to the right place. Our attorneys are here to help you.
Being charged with DUI is a stressful experience. A conviction can lead to serious consequences such as probation, expensive fines, loss of license and even jail time. Plus, you are worried how a DUI on your record will affect your insurance rates and your job. Many people in this situation turn to an attorney for help. Having an experienced lawyer working for you is a great way to ease your mind and get the best results possible. Your lawyer will examine your case and build a defense. Whether you are facing a charge for a first time DUI, second DUI, felony DUI or any other type of DUI crime, a criminal defense lawyer from our firm can help.
If you are facing a DUI charge in California, it is important to call a lawyer right away. You only have 10 days after your arrest to request a DMV hearing in order to prevent automatic license suspension. If you miss this window, you will lose your ability to drive before you've even gone to trial. We will be able to take the necessary actions to get you a DMV hearing and fight the automatic license suspension but you must call as soon as you are charged. Our attorneys are highly experienced in DUI law and will be able to advise you every step of the way. Call us now for a free consultation.
A DUI charge is often the first time a person has been in trouble with the law. Unfortunately, the penalties for a DUI can be great, even for a first time offender with a clean driving record. Consequences can include jail time, probation, fines and fees, loss of license, DUI school and more. Your best chance at fighting the charges or getting them reduced is to build a strong defense. There are many ways that an experienced attorney can defend you case. One of the most common ways is challenge the sobriety test results' validity.
We work hard to find solid defenses for our DUI clients. In most DUI cases, the results of the sobriety tests you take at the time of your arrest are the strongest and only evidence the prosecution has against you. Managing attorney Troy Slaten is a NHTSA and IACP certified Field Sobriety Test administrator. He uses his knowledge to look for possible errors made during your arrest and point out ways the test results could be flawed. In addition, attorney Slaten has experience working for the L.A. prosecutor, so he understands both sides of DUI law.
We represent people just like you who have been charged with DUI offenses including:
Underage DUI - California has a zero tolerance policy for minors under the age of 21 found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. If you are under 21 and stopped by police with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of just 0.01%, you will be charged with Underage DUI. Penalties can include a license suspension for up to a year, probation, mandatory enrollment in an alcohol treatment program and more.
Felony DUI - You may be charged with a felony DUI if you are arrested for DUI and already have 3 DUI convictions within the past 10 years or a prior felony DUI conviction. You may also be charged with a felony if you caused an accident while under the influence which led to the death or serious injury of another person. Felony DUIs are very serious and can lead to jail time and long periods of license suspension, not to mention a felony conviction on your criminal record.
2nd and 3rd DUI - If you have been arrested for DUI and have been convicted of a DUI the past 10 years, you will be charged with a 2nd DUI. If you have had 2 prior convictions in the past 10 years, you will be charged with a 3rd offense DUI. With each new offense comes a greater series of penalties. The fines go up, as do the license suspension and jail and probation periods.
Call us now in order to avoid the harsh penalties of a DUI and keep your record clean. Regardless of what charges you are facing, we can help you build a solid defense. An arrest does not mean that you are guilty. We are here around the clock to take your call.
If you have been stopped in Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield or any other city in Southern California and police arrested you for suspicion of DUI, give us a call. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you build a strong defense. We have the resources, experience and relationships necessary to beat DUI charges anywhere in Southern California. Los Angeles is a busy commuter city. Everyday people just like you get stopped by police and charged with DUI. No matter how serious the charges or the evidence against you, our attorneys will work hard to get you the results you need.
If you or a family member are facing charges for a DUI in Southern California and are serious about fighting for your rights, contact us right away. Our diverse legal team is made up of DUI attorneys from a variety of backgrounds. From former district attorneys to former police officers, we use our collective experiences to find you the best defenses.