The Glendale court has been in existence a long time. There's a lot of DUI arrests in that area. The Glendale police department is very tough on crime, always looking to pull somebody over, even when they really shouldn't be pulling the person over.
If you're driving late at night or on the weekends, they're looking to see whether or not you might be driving under the influence of alcohol and they pull people over a lot of times for no reason.
Unfortunately, it's difficult sometimes to prove that you've been pulled over for no reason, but that is definitely a defense to a DUI.
Police Must Have Probable Cause
No one can just pull a person over, even if they're law enforcement, for no reason at all. They have to have probable cause. In other words, there has to be some sort of a traffic violation typically in order to pull a person over.
Another way that the Glendale police department and even the CHP in the Glendale area are able to arrest and prosecute people for DUIs is if the person ends up getting involved in an accident.
I can't tell you how many accident scenes near the 134 Freeway will cause the police to come up, start talking to a person, ask them if they'd been drinking.
A lot of people are honest and say they have, or they can smell alcohol on the person's breath. Again, if it's late a night and you're on the freeway or even if you're on the city streets and you're involved in an accident, the Glendale police department is going to be looking to arrest you, cite you and send you into the Glendale courthouse.
Experienced Glendale Drunk Driving Lawyer
I've been handling cases in the Glendale courthouse since the early 1990s. I've got 26 years of experience handling thousands of DUI cases.
Do yourself a favor, if you've got a DUI in the Glendale courthouse, come to somebody who has a lot of experience and a lot of success and knows with at least your first-time DUI, do it once, do it right, and never do it again.
So, if you've got a case coming up, your license has been taken away, you've got to deal with both the DMV and the Glendale courthouse, hire somebody like me.
I will make the first court appearance for you. I will get all the paperwork related to your case and I will start the defense right away.
I will speak to the prosecutors and I will likely continue the case for a few weeks, get you a copy of the paperwork so we can both sit down in the privacy of my office and decide what the best defense strategy is for your Glendale DUI.
Challenging Prosecutors Evidence in DUI Cases
Is it going to be taking the case to trial? Is it going to be attacking the breath or blood test? Is it going to be attacking the stop?
Are you going to try to get video evidence? We're going to look at the calibration records of the machine that was used to test your breath. What about trying to get the video from the police vehicle if one exists?
We've got to look at every single angle, and if after we do that, we decide that they're probably going to be able to convict you for the DUI, what we're next going to try to do is get you something less than a DUI.
A lot of times, especially if your blood alcohol level is close to the legal limit and you have no prior DUI record, I'm able to convince the Glendale prosecutors to give you something than a DUI.
For example, a wet reckless, a dry reckless, a speed contest or something that makes more sense for somebody who really wasn't under the influence. .08 cases are definitely cases that put you in a good position to be able to argue that you shouldn't have to plead guilty or no contest to a full-fledged DUI.
Contact Hedding Law Firm If Charged with a DUI
So, pick up the phone. Ask to speak to Ron Hedding, someone's who's done hundreds of DUI cases in the Glendale courthouse, knows what it takes to win and knows what it takes to negotiate and knows which one to do at the right time.
I will give it to you straight. I will charge you a reasonable fee. If you need help in the Glendale courthouse — you've been arrested — you've gotten your license taken away from the DMV — pick up the phone, set up a meeting with me. I will do everything I can to help you.
Hedding Law Firm is a DUI defense law firm located in the San Fernando Valley at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436. Contact us for a free case evaluation at (213) 542-0963.