Which California DUI Attorney is the Best For You?
If you or a loved one have been arrested in Los Angeles or anywhere in Southern California, a DUI lawyer should be contacted immediately. A DUI charge can be any of the following:
Vehicle Code 23152(a) VC – DUI for driving while showing signs of impairment.
Vehicle Code 23152(b) VC – DUI for driving with a BAC over the legal limit or under the influence of drugs.
Vehicle Code 23153 VC – Driving DUI and causing serious injury.
Vehicle Code 23140 VC – Driving while under the age of 21 and having a measurable amount of alcohol in your system.
Many people have trouble deciding which attorney they should hire and how to know who is best for their case. It is important to note that not all lawyers are the same. You should not hire the attorney with the lowest fees. Instead, you should do your research; talk with family and friends and ask for recommendations, then check out some legal review sites to read about clients' past experiences. Finally, call the law firm you are interested in and ask for a free consultation.
A DUI conviction can have serious penalties. A first time conviction can lead to jail time, probation, fines and fees, community service, license suspension, community service, DUI school and more. If you have prior DUI convictions in the past 10 years, the sentences will be even harsher. The best way to avoid these penalties is to have the aid of an experienced attorney during your legal process.
A Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Who Will Fight For You
When you hire a DUI attorney for your case, you want to make sure that you will be treated well. Our DUI lawyers strive to provide superior legal care to all of our clients. One of the ways that we accomplish this is by offering excellent customer service. The DUI process can be long and we want you to know that our attorneys are never more than a phone call or an e-mail away. We will keep you up-to-date with your cases progress and will never act without first consulting you. If you have any questions or concerns along the way, just call or email us and we'll get right back to you. Our attorneys are here for you whether you want to go over your defense options or just need reassurance that everything is going to work out.
What really sets us apart from other DUI defense firms is our dedication to defending you. We work to weaken the prosecution's case against you by challenging every piece of evidence. When you are accused of DUI, you must be convicted by a jury ‘beyond a reasonable doubt'. We fight your charges by questioning the validity of the evidence against you and establishing that doubt. In most cases, the chief evidence against you is the results of your sobriety tests. Our attorneys know how these tests can be inaccurate and will demonstrate this for the jury. Field sobriety tests, for example, are hard to perform even if you are sober and any wavering or balancing yourself when you are standing on one foot is seen as a failure.
We examine your case from every angle in order to find the best defense. Our team of dedicated DUI attorneys is made up of professionals from various backgrounds including police officers and district attorneys. We use their insight to dissect the circumstances around your case and get great results. Our lawyers are trained in many aspects of California DUI law and have a deep understanding of the process including being certified at evaluating field sobriety tests and using the breathalyzer devices used by California Highway Patrol when they evaluate you for DUI. We use our knowledge of these tests to understand how errors can be made.
Hire An Experienced California DUI Attorney
On top of everything else, our attorneys are some of the best rated. Our criminal defense managing attorney, Troy Slaten, has a perfect 10 rating on legal review site Avvo.com and has many five star reviews from satisfied clients. To read reviews from our clients, see the Recommendations page.
Our attorneys have also received awards and honors for their work and are members of many professional associations such as the National College of DUI Defense, the American Bar Association, California DUI Lawyers Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Criminal Courts Bar Association and more.
If you are facing charges for a DUI in California, call our office now. We work hard to provide all of our clients with the best possible legal care. Being charged with DUI can be a scary time, but hiring a qualified lawyer will ease your mind and ensure that you get great results. Remember, contacting a lawyer right away is crucial, but you should not always hire the first attorney you see. Take a few extra minutes to learn more about the law firm and then call for a consultation. We always offer free, no obligation consultations so call us now.