Los Angeles DUI Lawyer
Drunk Driving Attorneys in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California
When a person drives a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit, they will be charged with drunk driving. In California, people will be charged with DUI if their BAC level reaches or exceeds .08. DUI charges can also be filed against a person who drives under the influence of drugs. This includes both illegal drugs and prescription or over-the-counter medications. When a drug impairs a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle, he or she will be charged with DUI, regardless if the drug in question was legal or illegal. Related: DUI Laws in California.
Penalties for Drunk Driving
People who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs not only violate the law, but they also endanger the lives of innocent people around them. Law enforcement officials take DUI offenses very seriously, and are determined to see those who drive under the influence held accountable for their actions. To teach drunk driving offenders a lesson, prosecutors handling DUI cases often seek the toughest penalties possible. People charged with DUI could be sentenced to time in jail, large fines, probation, driver’s license suspension, vehicle impoundment, mandatory alcohol treatment, community service, and a mark on their permanent record. To protect yourself from these and other penalties, it’s best to hire a skilled Los Angeles drunk driving attorney to defend you throughout the criminal process.
Contact a DUI Attorney in the San Fernando Valley
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, you need someone representing you who has a thorough understanding of California DUI law, as well as extensive experience defending people against drunk driving charges. At Goldstein Law Group, we have been defending people charged with drunk driving for over four decades and understand how to build a strong defense against.
When you retain our services, you can feel confidant knowing your case will be handled by an experienced Los Angeles DUI lawyer who is not afraid to stand up to the prosecution and zealously fight your charges. There are many ways in which DUI charges can be negotiated down to a lesser offense, or dropped altogether. We are committed to doing whatever we can to get your charges reduced or dismissed. In the event that your case moves to trial, we will vigorously defend you in court, and fight hard to ensure you are not found guilty!
To learn how we can help you, contact our law firm as soon as possible.