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For the past twenty-five years we've been handling DUI's mainly throughout Los Angeles County.  So, we are in downtown Los Angeles and that is controlled by the Metro Courthouse.  That's where most of the DUIs in LA County are filed.

We also handle cases on the west side — Hollywood, West Hollywood and areas near the airport, where the airport court/LAX court — hails many of those west side DUI's and then finally, there's the San Fernando Valley which is controlled by San Fernando Courthouse and Van Nuys Courthouse, so we're going a lot of cases there

One of our main offices is in Encino, so we're about five minutes from the Van Nuys Courthouse.  So, we kind of know most of the big, heavy volume DUI courthouses in Los Angeles County and we're there all the time. 

We're making appearances every morning, so we have a pretty good feel for the tendencies of the judges and the prosecutors in those courthouses.  We also have a good feel for what the value is of a DU I case and whether or not you have any chance to be able to get the case dismissed.

Determining Best Options on Your DUI Case

These are important things that most people want to know when they're arrested and put in the back of a police car, taken down to the police station and then eventually either cite it out or be given a bail to appear in court.

Map of Los Angeles Cities

They want to know what's going to happen when they get to court.  Is there any way to get rid of the DUI, and if you can't get rid of the DUI, what are your best options moving forward as far as getting a bare minimum punishment — one that doesn't affect your driving record.

You also want to know how to deal with the DMV.  One thing you have to realize as you look at these various DUI laws is that the DMV controls what will happen to your driver's license. 

So, that entity is different from the criminal court, which is going to control what happens with your criminal record.

We've handled thousands of DUI's across Los Angeles County and we've also gone out to Santa Barbara ,San Bernardino County, Riverside County and areas near San Francisco. 

So, we know DUI law very well, having been practicing it for twenty-five years.

The biggest things that you really want to concern yourself when you're figuring out what city your DUI is, is what courthouse that attaches to, because every city is chopped up into a jurisdiction that is controlled by a particular courthouse.

Now that the courthouses have been knocked down from forty courthouses to approximately twenty-five courthouses, a lot of these cities have been jammed into the various courthouses. 

Obviously, the more conservative the area, the more difficult it will be to get a fair resolution for your DUI case and the more liberal the location, the better chance we'll have to get you a favorable result.

Large Volume of DUI Cases in The Bigger Courthouses

Also, what I've noted recently is a lot of these big courthouses are so crowded that the prosecutors have gotten a lot more reasonable with the DUI's because there's just too much volume for them to deal with and if they're not reasonable, a lot of cases will get stacked up for trial and they won't be able to resolve them.

But in all of the cities in Los Angeles County, it's pretty common sense as far as whether you'll be able to get your case dismissed. 

If they have a problem proving you were a .08 or greater you have a chance to get the case dismissed.  If you're well over the legal limit and the police did everything right, you have almost no chance for them to agree to get your case dismissed and any lawyer saying differently is just simply not telling you the truth.

So, I encourage you — if you want to talk to someone that's going to give you a straight-forward assessment of your case no matter what city it's in — pick up the phone.  Make the call.  I'm happy to set up an appointment and talk to your Los Angeles County DUI and see what can be done to take care of it for you.

Highly Experienced DUI Attorney

My DUI defense law firm and its attorneys have been successfully handling DUI cases in Los Angeles County for many years now. We are familiar with the Los Angeles DUI Courts and the prosecutors and judges that prosecute and sentence DUI drivers.

The CHP and other law enforcement officers are actually rewarded for having the most DUI related arrests.

On a Friday or Saturday night in cities across Los Angeles County they are waiting for any reason to pull over drivers that they see on Los Angeles roads.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be pulled over in Los Angeles and arrested, call me now and lets figure the best way you can protect yourself and your rights. If you do not get someone on your side now, you will suffer consequences that will impact you for years to come.

The DMV and the Los Angeles criminal courts are not your friends in this situation. They need money and to prove that they are punishing DUI drivers. You need someone who is going to look out for you!

Though the system and its players are out to punish DUI drivers in Los Angeles, the prosecutors and judges will listen to reason and they know that many people drink and drive and don't get caught. There are many important factors that drive them to seek harsh punishment.

They will also consider mitigating factors that your attorney is able to point out to them in a DUI case.

Call me now and lets discuss the best course of action to put this mistake behind you.

Los Angeles County Cities We Serve

Our Los Angeles DUI attorneys focus primarily on defending clients in courts throughout the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County, including Arleta, San Fernando, Glendale, Burbank, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Sylmar, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Mission Hills, Sherman Oaks, Granada Hills, Reseda, Canoga Park, West Hills, West Hollywood, Winnetka, Pacoima, Chatsworth, and North Hollywood, CA.

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Hedding Law Firm is committed to answering your questions about DUI law issues in California and throughout the United States.

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