Being arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles County is a serious offense and it is essential you contact an experienced Los Angeles DUI lawyer immediately to assist you with your matter. A DUI conviction in Los Angeles County can result in numerous severe penalties including but not limited to jail time, installation of an ignition interlock device, enrollment in an alcohol program, work release and license suspension. Only a skilled DUI lawyer can help minimize these penalties and ensure you receive the best possible outcome on your case. It is vital you contact a competent DUI attorney today to review your case and start building your defense. Call the Parker Law Center now for a free case review.
It is critical you retain an experienced DUI defense attorney to get the best results in your case. A skilled defense attorney should be knowledgeable and up to date on all DUI laws and have in-depth experience representing clients charged with DUI at both Court and the DMV. The defense team at the Parker Law Center concentrates on representing individuals charged with DUI and DUI related offenses. This unique focus allows the Parker Law Center to fiercely fight to protect its clients’ rights and to help reduce the consequences of a DUI charge in Los Angeles. The Parker Law Center offers comprehensive legal representation to aggressively defend you at both Court and the DMV. The Parker Law Center’s extensive experience and focus on DUI related matters provides a distinct skill set that will provide you with the quality representation you need and deserve. Contact the Parker Law Center for a case review of your Los Angeles DUI charge today.
The Court process in a Los Angeles DUI arrest typically begins when a peace officer forwards your arrest report to the Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney or the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney. The charging deputy at either office will review the arrest report and decide whether or not to formally file charges against you in Court. In most cases, DUIs are filed as misdemeanor offenses which should allow a defense attorney to appear in Court without your presence ever being required. Your arraignment is your first Court date and in most cases, your experienced DUI attorney will plead not guilty on your behalf and set your case for a pre-trial hearing. Your DUI lawyer will aggressively negotiate with the prosecutor regarding your matter at the pre-trial hearing. Your DUI attorney will then be able to help you decide if your case should be taken to trial or if entering into a plea bargain agreement would be the best option. A quality DUI attorney will be committed to protecting your rights and obtaining the best possible result on our case. Call the Parker Law Center today to get the quality representation you deserve.
A DUI arrest triggers an automatic license suspension that begins 30 days after your arrest. When arrested in Los Angeles for DUI, your California driver’s license will be confiscated by your arresting officer and you will be provided a pink piece of paper that serves as your temporary license. This temporary license is valid for 30 days from the date of your arrest. The only way to fight this suspension is to request an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing with a Driver Safety Office located in Los Angeles County. An experienced DUI defense lawyer will request this APS hearing for you, in addition to requesting your license suspension be stayed pending the decision of the APS hearing so that you maintain full driving privileges.
The APS Hearing is presided over by a Hearing Officer who is a representative of the DMV. The Hearing Officer has the burden of proving the following issues:
If the driver submitted to a chemical test there are three issues:
If the driver refused to submit to or failed to complete a chemical test (a refusal) there are four issues:
The Hearing Officer begins the hearing by entering documents into evidence supporting why the driver’s license should be suspended. A competent Los Angeles DUI lawyer will object to these documents and present rebuttal evidence to try to supersede the DMV’s evidence. The Hearing Officer then will take all of the documents and evidence under submission. The Hearing Officer will prepare a decision within 30 days either sustaining the suspension or setting it aside. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a DUI, it is imperative you contact the Parker Law Center today for a consultation with the premiere DUI attorney.
The Parker Law Center is here to represent clients charged with drinking and driving offenses at the following Los Angeles County Courthouses: Airport, Alhambra, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Catalina, Central, Chatsworth, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Compton, Downey, East Los Angeles, El Monte, Glendale, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse Long Beach, Malibu, Metropolitan, Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley, Norwalk, Pasadena, Pomona, Redondo Beach, San Fernando, San Pedro, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Stanley Mosk, Torrance, Van Nuys, West Covina, West Los Angeles, and Whittier.