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East Los Angeles Courthouse
4848 E. Civic Center Way
Los Angeles, CA 90022
WHAT IS YOUR BEST STRATEGY IF YOU HAVE A DUI CASE PENDING IN THE EAST LOS ANGELES COURTHOUSE?
I have made many appearances as a DUI defense attorney in the East LA court system and am familiar with what steps need to be taken in order to have a successful outcome in your DUI case. All cases are different and spin on there own facts and circumstances. In other words, we do not use the same approach for every case. It depends on what the issues are surrounding any give DUI arrest. Some cases revolve around what the person’s blood alcohol level was at the time of driving. While other DUI cases revolve around whether the person arrested was in fact driving or not.
The first thing we do is get you in the office for a face to face consultation and have you lay out all of the facts that pertain to your situation. As long as you give me real true facts, then I will be able to give you an idea of what your facing and come up with a game plan on how we can get you the best result for your case.
The judge and prosecutor will be evaluating how high your blood alcohol level was and how dangerous your actions were on the night of your arrest, in deciding what their position will be related to your case. We will be looking at what mitigating circumstances exist in your case and if there are any defenses that can be utilized to either mitigate the charges and punishment in your case or get is dismissed completely.
What are the circumstances that cause prosecutors and judges to be harsh or easy on a DUI case in Los Angeles? In my experience of handling DUI cases for the past twenty five years, I think the number one concern for the prosecutors and judges is how dangerous the subject defendant was in their actions and driving and is to the community at large in jeopardy if they give the person a break.
The more dangerous they view you and your actions, the more likely they are to want a harsh punishment and charge to go on your record. On the other hand, if you were pulled over for some simple reason or violation and your blood alcohol level was not that high and you have no prior criminal record, then you are in a category that we can truly do something to mitigate your circumstances and achieve a fair result.
The closer your blood alcohol was to the legal limit of .08, the more likely we are to be able to get a lesser charge than a DUI and minimize the punishment. The further away you are from that bare minimum limit, the more you are facing punishment and charge wise. Having a good job and a family and a clean record are important as well, but the real things that will move the prosecutors is if they have a problem proving their case against you (which of course is where a savvy DUI defense attorney comes in) or if your conduct and blood alcohol level were not that bad.
There are always close cases when it comes to DUI defense that can go either way. In my opinion, this is where a solid experienced attorney who has traveled the road you are about to travel can make all of the difference in the world and put you in the best possible position.
When it comes to DUI’s, I take the position that, if you have to deal with one in the criminal court, then do it once, do it right and never do it again! Once we sit down face to face, I believe you will begin the process of taking control of your life back and putting the criminal justice system behind you once and for all!