Los Angeles DUI Attorney

DUI Charges: An Aggressive Defense

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), California prosecutors have a 75% conviction rate against individuals who have been arrested for driving under the influence. If you are convicted of a DUI charge, such as felony DUI, underage DUI and even multiple DUI charges, you can be punished by steep fines, mandated alcohol awareness classes, have your driving privileges suspended or revoked, and be required to perform community service, as well as serving time in jail or be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicles .

The court will look at your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level, if there was bodily injury or property damage and other elements of your case, such as a death, which will lead to charges of vehicular manslaughter if it is believed you were intoxicated while operating your vehicle. Employment opportunities, increases in your car insurance and other important areas of your life can be affected when you have a permanent criminal record as the result of a DUI conviction.

The consequences for conviction and the success rate of prosecutors make it vital to obtain the services of a knowledgeable Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer. Without the protection that an attorney provides, opportunities to defend against the charges may be missed and you could be unjustly found guilty. At Diamond & Associates, we strive to pursue a favorable result, no matter what the odds or the DUI offense you have been charged with.

DUI Criminal Prosecution

Your DUI arrest trigged several separate legal actions that will require fast resolution. There will be a DMV hearing into the suspension of your license and the law only allows a 10-day period in which you can request this hearing. If you fail to do so, your license will be suspended automatically. We can get this hearing correctly requested and can represent you at the DMV hearing. We have had many successes in helping our clients avoid license suspension or revocation through our efforts, and can help you with comprehensive DUI defense when it is needed most.

Many DUI cases have serious flaws. The errors that can take place involve the initial police stop and your rights under the constitution, the issue of probable cause, and the administration of both field sobriety tests and breath and blood tests. This is the evidence that the prosecutor will use to pursue a conviction, and every detail of your case should be reviewed at once to determine the best course of action to defend you or pursue any other advantage, including a full case dismissal, reduced charges or alternatives to jail or prison time.

If you have been arrested for DUI, quickly contact a Los Angeles DUI attorney to understand your rights and legal options.