Los Angeles DUI Attorney
Drunk Driving Lawyer in Los Angeles
Driving under the influence (DUI), is the criminal offense of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol; or operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. In the state of California, DUI is considered a serious offense that can lead to harsh legal consequences if the person is convicted.
When you are pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving, police will ask you many questions to obtain information they can use to make an arrest, and then use that information against you in court. They will also ask you to submit to various drunk driving tests, that include field sobriety tests, breathalyzer tests and blood tests. During this time, the officer is observing your behavior to determine if you are driving under the influence. Anything you say to police can be used against you if your case ends up in court. Therefore, it is critical to remember your legal rights and remain silent.
After you have been arrested for drunk driving, you need to immediately contact an experienced attorney. DUI criminal charges can have a lasting impact on your personal and professional life. If this is your first offense, you will have questions about what can happen to your California driver's license and your driving privileges. By law, you only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to schedule a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), or your driver's license will automatically be suspended. Therefore, you need to act quickly by contacting a qualified Los Angeles DUI attorney at Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin today.
Why Do I Need To Hire a DUI Lawyer?
A conviction can seriously impact your life, especially if you have any prior drunk driving convictions on your criminal record. If you have multiple DUI offenses, you can be charged with a felony DUI, which can result in a much harsher sentence. However, when you retain the legal services of an experienced drunk driving lawyer to aggressively challenge the testing methods and evidence, you can greatly improve your chances of a positive outcome.
California DUI Legal Penalties
Once a person is convicted, they may be punished with:
- jail time
- large fines
- vehicle impoundment
- driver’s license suspension
- community service
- Required ignition interlock device
Driving Under the Influence Charges
After your arrest, you will have many questions. A lawyer at our law firm will take the time to provide you with the information you will need to know about the criminal procedure. We can also assist you with your required DMV hearing. We understand that you may not be familiar with the court process. Our lawyers will guide you through every step.
Our drunk driving attorneys have successfully handled all types of cases, including driving under the influence of drugs or prescription medication, DUI auto accidents, hit-and-run accidents, underage DUI, DUI causing injury, and vehicular manslaughter. Our law firm also handles cases that involve an out of state driver, commercial driver, sobriety checkpoints, and an unlawful police stop. If you have already been convicted, we can assist you with a DUI expungement from your record. Through our decades of criminal defense, we understand that each case is unique and will provide you with legal advise accordingly.
Cities our Los Angeles DUI Lawyers Serve
At our law firm, we take tremendous pride in providing the best legal counsel anywhere in LA County. We understand that your future is at stake and will aggressively defend your case to avoid the numerous negative consequences associated with a conviction in California. Our firm handles cases in all Los Angeles County Courtrooms, including Antelope Valley, Alhambra, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Downey, El Monte, Encino, Glendale, Hollywood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, North Hollywood, Pasadena, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Studio City, Sylmar, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Valencia, Van Nuys, Ventura, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittier, and Woodland Hills.
Hiring an Experienced DUI Defense Attorney
Eisner Gorin LLP is a criminal defense law firm that has been helping clients contest their criminal charges and obtain superior results for decades. Our skilled defense attorneys have over 50 years of collective court room experience and we are ready to challenge your charges in court. Do not wait to call us at (877) 781-1570. We will evaluate your case and advise you of all your legal options.