Los Angeles DUI Attorney
The experienced Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Pros understand how stressful and confusing it can be following an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). We also understand how severe the penalties can be for a DUI conviction and are committed to helping our clients receive the best possible outcome in the California DUI court system. Our aggressive Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Pros have more than 50 years combined experience and have successfully handled more than 1,000 DUI cases. Stop stressing and contact our law group today! Help may be just a phone call away.
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Like most of our clients, you probably have a lot of questions. Some of the most frequently asked questions by clients, include: If you've been in a car accident and need a car accident lawyer in los angeles click here.
- Will my license be suspended and if so, for how long?
- If my license is suspended, is it possible to get a restricted license?
- Will my insurance rates increase?
- If I’m convicted of DUI, is it considered a misdemeanor or a felony?
- How will a DUI conviction affect my ability to get a job?
- Will a DUI conviction and/or arrest negatively affect my credit?
- Will I have to spend time in jail?
- If I’m convicted, will I have to do community service?
- What types of fines will I face?
- How much are the fines?
- Will a judge order me to complete an alcohol rehabilitation class?
- Will I be placed on probation if I’m convicted of DUI?
- Will my blood alcohol concentration (BAC) affect the severity of my punishment?
To see these answers and more see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Unlike most large law groups, we won’t skirt around the answer. We will happily answer these questions and others to ensure your peace of mind and clarity. Pick up the phone and call our office today at (323) 813-4381 to speak one on one with an ethical Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Pros.
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The Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Pros know how quickly your life can be turned upside down after being arrested and charged with DUI. In fact, your story may be similar to those of clients we’ve helped. Your story may have started something like this…you were pulled over by the police and performed some type of field sobriety test. If the police officer that pulled you over felt you failed the initial test (or tests), you were given a breathalyzer test. If you were under the age of 21 and your blood showed any percentage of alcohol in your system, you were arrested for DUI. If you were over the age of 21 and your BAC was .08 or higher, you were arrested for DUI. Sound familiar?
Maybe you refused to take a field sobriety test after being pulled over and were taken to the police station? At the police station, you provided a urine sample or had your blood drawn. If you were under the age of 21 and either a urine or blood sample showed alcohol in your system, you were arrested. If you were over the age of 21 and a blood or urine sample showed a BAC of .08 or higher, you were arrested for driving under the influence.
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Did you know that refusing to take any tests – field sobriety, breathalyzer, urine or blood – could result in a DUI conviction? Under California’s “implied consent” law, if the arresting officer has probable cause to believe a driver was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the driver must consent to a chemical test (e.g. breathalyzer, blood or urine). According to implied consent law, the chemical test must be given at the time of the arrest and the driver should be given the choice between a breath and blood test. If neither a breath nor blood test is available, the driver must provide a urine sample. If the driver has a medical condition that prevents him or her from providing a blood sample, a urine sample must be taken. As mentioned above, refusing to take any tests results in automatic arrest and mandatory license suspension of one year.
Although many people believe that refusal to take a chemical test will only result in a license suspension, it is likely refusing any (or all) tests will result in a conviction. Since a refusal to participate in a chemical test is seen as an admission of guilt, prosecutors typically pursue a conviction.
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If you were arrested for DUI, no matter what scenario you found yourself in, look to the ethical Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Pros for help and guidance. We have helped thousands of individuals reduce their charges and in some cases, completely dismiss their DUI charges. The Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Pros will aggressively fight for your legal rights and create a clear plan to diminish the likelihood of suffering the maximum penalty under California DUI laws. We may take several approaches when defending you and your case, including:
- Challenging the chemical tests which established BAC
- Bring to light the unreliability of field sobriety tests
- File hearings to nullify potentially incriminating statements
- Prove the breathalyzer machine was faulty or not calibrated properly
- Suppress evidence that prompted the officer to pull you over
- Uncover the mishandling of chemical (s) used to establish BAC
- Present factors, such as uneven sidewalks or sickness, which may have
prevented you from successfully completing a field sobriety test
Okay, so you're probably wondering what exactly constitutes operating a motor vehicle? Californian DUI laws specify driving a motor vehicle as sitting in the driver seat of your vehicle, keys in the ignition, the engine and headlights turned on. Now your next question is probably what constitutes driving under the influence if your alcohol concentration in the blood was below the legal limit, which is .08? The prosecuting attorney must prove that your driving capability was impaired while you were driving, including swerving, speeding, getting into a collision or other negligent behavior, in which case you could be charged with DUI, even if you had less than .08 per cent of alcohol content in your blood at the time of your arrest.
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The experienced Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Pros understand how a DUI arrest and conviction can negatively affect your life, and are committed to helping you navigate the oftentimes complex and confusing California DUI court system. Please be aware, you only have 10 days from your arrest date to schedule a DMV hearing to stop the state from revoking your license! Don’t wait to call! Call our law group now at (323) 813-4381 to arrange a free consultation. With us on your side, you can rest assured we will use every available resource to ensure a successful outcome.