If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you could face severe penalties that will affect your life for many years. If you are without an attorney, you could find yourself tangled in a complex driving under the influence legal process that you may not fully understand. Once police have stopped you on the side of the road for suspected drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs, you are in real danger of facing criminal charges for driving under the influence. Police will normally follow a specific procedure that includes the administration of field sobriety tests. If they determine that you are legally intoxicated, you will normally be arrested immediately.
Drunk driving criminal defense requires an experiened lawyer who knows how to navigate the legal process. We handle all types of driving under the influence related charges including underage drunk driving, commercial vehicle DUI, multiple drunk driving offenses, DUI with injury or death, felony drunk driving, and DUI appeals.
A California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) hearing is a very important part of a drunk driving case. In the state of California, you have 10 days from the date of your arrest to schedule a hearing with the DMV Driver Safety Office. If you fail to schedule this hearing, your California driver's license will be automatically suspended 30 days after your DUI arrest. This DMV hearing is conducted by an employee of the DMV who acts as both prosecutor and judge. During the hearing, they will review the evidence regarding your DUI arrest including blood & alcohol test, police reports, among others. If you lose your right to drive a motor vehicle, you will have a difficult time driving to work or anywhere you need to travel. Our drunk driving attorneys can schedule this hearing for you and then represent you during the hearing so you will have the opportunity to obtain the best possible outcome. This is one of the main reasons not to try and handle your drunk driving case alone. We are skilled Los Angeles DUI attorneys who know how to fully investigate and prepare for a drunk driving case and a DMV hearing in order to offer you a chance to have your driving privileges reinstated.