Burbank DUI Lawyer
300 East Olive Street
Burbank, CA 91502
I have been handling DUI-related cases in the Burbank court for the past twenty-five years, and in 1992 I worked for a Superior Court judge in Burbank and feel confident in successfully defending clients in this courthouse.
This is a conservative courthouse, but the prosecutors can be reasoned with the appropriate circumstances and if the proper preparation has been put in before negotiating with them. Attorneys should be transparent with their clients about how they will handle their particular cases and always strive to do just that.
Reviewing The Details of Your DUI Case
My first move when a client contacts me to represent them in a DUI case pending in Burbank is to have them come into my office and go over their entire case and discuss their life related to mitigating factors I can use to help them resolve the issue in the best way possible.
As long as the client is honest with me and gives me all the necessary information related to their DUI case, I will assist them in designing a plan to deal with their DUI positively and set the case up to be dismissed eventually.
Not every case can be dismissed from the beginning; sometimes, the client must negotiate a plea bargain first, and then when their probation is over, we can have the case dismissed.
Whatever your situation, your best strategy is to sit down with a local insider and figure out the best plan for you!
If you face a DUI charge in the Burbank Courthouse, you owe it to yourself to speak with a DUI attorney with experience in Burbank.
I have successfully handled many DUI cases in the Burbank Court. Approximately 20 years ago, I was a research attorney for a Superior Court judge in the Burbank Courthouse.
I learned all the ins and outs of the Burbank system and have used my experience to help my clients for nearly two decades. My credentials and expertise are unmatched in Burbank!
Legal Penalties for a DUI Conviction
California Law provides penalties to any individual convicted of driving under the influence in Burbank. The California Department of Motor Vehicles can suspend your driver's license after your DUI arrest if your blood alcohol is above .08%.
The administrative suspension in California is contained in Vehicle Code § 13353.2, which states:
- The department will immediately suspend the driving privilege to operate a car if they were driving a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.08 percent or more; if they were under 21 years of age and had a BAC of 0.01 percent or more: They were driving a vehicle that requires a commercial driver's license when they had a BAC of 0.04 percent or more.
A peace officer will serve the notice of the order of suspension under Section 13388 or 13382 and will be on a form provided by the department.
If the notice of the order of suspension has not been served, the department will mail a written notice of the order of the rest to the last known address.
The order of suspension will specify the statutory grounds for the rest – the effective date – and the right of the person to request an administrative hearing, along with the procedure for requesting an administrative hearing.
Driver's License Suspension
If you are convicted of driving under the influence, there is a mandatory suspension of your driver's license for six months. Therefore, if you have been arrested for DUI in Burbank, California, you must immediately contact a skilled and experienced DUI lawyer.
We have successfully represented hundreds of clients in all Los Angeles County courtrooms at the Hedding Law Firm. DUI attorney Ronald Hedding is in the trenches daily, dealing with prosecutors and judges who will decide how to deal with your drunk driving arrest.
This face-to-face experience is invaluable in your defense. Contact Mr. Hedding will meet with you and give you an honest assessment of your DUI case. All consultations are free and strictly confidential.
Why We Are the Best Defense Attorneys to Handle Your DUI in Burbank Court
I've been practicing in Burbank now for decades. I started out working for a superior court judge there. I've also worked for the district attorney's office and have been defending DUI cases there and throughout LA county since the early 1990's. Burbank is its particular city. The police force there is very conservative, and they capture many people for DUIs.
So, you want to ensure you've got an attorney with experience dealing in that court. You can't just walk in there and expect to get the best result for your client if you don't know the courthouse, the judges, and the prosecutors, and you also have to have a robust general understanding of DUI law – where to attack the prosecutors, such as the following:
- Sometimes, they illegally stop your client.
- Sometimes, the blood or breath test is not done correctly.
- They don't do the field sobriety test properly.
We have you come in and sit down, and we go over the whole case. That way, we can see what happened from your perspective because many times in these Burbank police reports, the police are doing a completely one-sided, slanted investigation and not giving all the details that might be helpful to you.
So, we need to talk to you about what happened. We need to look at the police reports and speak to the prosecutor. Then I'm in an excellent position to give you the best advice on how we will handle the case, whether we're going to try to fight the case, whether we're going to file some motion to try and attack the case, or whether it makes sense to mitigate the case to get you the best possible result.
So, you come in and give me the details – the truth about what happened – and then turn it over to me and let me do my job and figure out, with my 30 years of experience handling DUI's in the Burbank courthouse, precisely what needs to be done – what the prosecutor's best points are, what our best points are and then figuring out exactly how to deal with the case.
So, pick up the phone now. Ask for a meeting with Ron Hedding. I've handled many DUI cases in the Burbank courthouse. I've been down the road you're about to travel. If this is your first DUI, I say do it once, do it right, and never again. Hire the best for your Burbank DUI. You've come to the right place. Pick up the phone now. Make the call.