DUI Defense in Los Angeles, CA
DUI is the most commonly charged crime in America and our firm has successfully handled thousands of DUI matters. Let our experience work for you!
People who are not criminals are being arrested and prosecuted for DUI matters every day. A person does not have to be a criminal to receive a DUI case. Regular citizens with no criminal record are being arrested and prosecuted for DUI matters at record numbers.
Because of the sheer number of arrests for DUI's, our firm and its attorneys are in court every day dealing with prosecutors and judges related to DUI cases. We know exactly what to do and how to handle a DUI case.
The majority of Southern California DUI and drunk driving-related cases occur in Los Angeles County. Our firm has tremendous experience handling DUI cases throughout the San Fernando Valley but handles a large portion of its cases in Los Angeles.
If your DUI arrest or case originated in Los Angeles, please contact one of our attorneys today to discuss the case in more detail. Our firm will not only handle the criminal aspect of the case but will also arrange for a DMV hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles to help save your drivers' license.
Remember, you only have 10 days after your DUI arrest to secure a DMV hearing before the State suspends your license until the criminal case has been resolved against you.
Rest assured that our DUI defense team will do everything in its power to help save your license and get you the best possible outcome for your DUI case. Keep in mind that our attorneys travel throughout Southern California and all Los Angeles courts trying and settling DUI cases.
General DUI Information:
- How Is DUI Defined Under California State Law?
- How People Assume They Can Win Their DUI
- What Important Information Should I Share With My Attorney?
- What Happens At My First Court Appearance?
- DUI Attorney for Under The Age Of 21
- New California Ignition Interlock Laws For 2019
- How Can Video Evidence Be Used To Defend A DUI?
- Who Prosecutes A DUI Case?
- Why Police Ask So Many Questions
- California Department of Motor Vehicles Hearing
- Are DUI Sobriety Checkpoints Valid?
- Difference Between A First And Second Time
- Different Ways To Prove A DUI
- How Long Does It Take To Resolve A DUI?
- What Happens When Pulled Over for Drug DUI?
- What Happens When Someone Refuses To Take A Drug Test?
- What Are The Penalties For A Drug-Related DUI Conviction?
- Will I Have A Criminal Record After A DUI Arrest?
- Second-Time DUI In Within Ten Years – Vehicle Code 23540
- Drinking In A Motor Vehicle – Vehicle Code 23221
- Exhibition Of Speed – Vehicle Code 23109c
- What Factors Enhance Or Aggravate A DUI?
- How Much Does a DUI Cost?
- What Happens During A Typical DUI Investigation?
- How Do You Know What Kind of Attorney to Hire?
- Alternative Sentences
- Bail For A DUI Case
- Alcohol Treatment for DUI Cases
- Motion to Suppress Evidence
- Video Evidence in a DUI Case
- Parent Liability for Minor's DUI Accident
- Impounding a Car or Inventory Search
- Driver's License Issues
- Property Damage vs Injury
- Search and Seizure in DUI Cases
- Preliminary Alcohol Screening Device
- Prescription Medication in DUI
- Types Of Recordings Available As Discovery
- Can You Get A DUI For Driving High On Marijuana?
- How Prosecutors Prove a DUI Case
Through our 75+ years of combined experience, we know when to fight a DUI case and when the best move is to settle it. We will never encourage a client to go to trial (pay us more money and risk a worse punishment) if we do not believe we can win.
This is where we differ from many so-called “DUI firms”…They encourage you to go to trial from the very beginning…before they even have a grasp of how strong the prosecution's case is. You see, from their perspective, it is a no-lose situation…for them! If you win or lose they get paid.
We Don't Make Unrealistic Promises
Our firm will not make unrealistic promises in the pursuit of a retainer fee. I win cases every day to attorneys that promise the moon. I know they are not being truthful with the client…but when someone is desperate to hear good news…they listen to whoever tells them the most positive story.
I write the content for my Website and I make sure that I tell it how it is! If you call and ask to meet with Ron Hedding…you will meet with me and I will evaluate your case and guide you in the direction that I think is best for you…, not me. This is the right way to practice law and I receive referrals every day from satisfied clients who I told the truth and know that I fought for them and was honest with them.
Call now and set up a free confidential consultation with me and I will evaluate your situation, tell you what I think, and quote you a fair fee.
Individuals charged with drunk driving in California may face serious repercussions, including a permanent offense on your criminal record, suspension or revocation of your driver's license, community service, jail time, probation, alcohol treatment, and heavy fines.
If you have been charged with Driving under the Influence (DUI), it is extremely important that you immediately contact a Los Angeles DUI attorney to avoid losing your rights and criminal defenses.
At the Hedding Law Firm, conveniently located in Encino, California, we diligently and professionally defend individuals charged with drunk driving. Our drunk driving lawyers have handled hundreds of DUI cases over the years and we know the appropriate steps to take to assist you in making the right decisions.
We are very successful in litigating: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th DUI / DWI offenses, felony DUI, hit and runs, sobriety test refusals, Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) hearings, and suspended licenses.
A common DUI defense is the breathalyzer evidence; whether or not the testing device was working properly at the time of the test. Breathalyzers require regular calibration and maintenance to make sure that they deliver accurate results.
An improperly calibrated or inadequately maintained machine will produce unreliable results. As your defense attorney, if we can show that the police department did not properly maintain and calibrate the breathalyzer device then the results are likely inaccurate and we will motion the court to take the breathalyzer test inadmissible as evidence against you.
According to California law, the testing devices must be calibrated every 10 days or 150 people tested. If the devices are not calibrated at all or improperly calibrated, the result is false DUI arrests. It is our duty as your DUI Defense Attorney to investigate and point out any inaccuracies or ambiguities as to your blood alcohol level at the time of the arrest.
If you are facing a driving under the influence charge, contact our Lawyers, set up a free face-to-face consultation and we will investigate the police report and the devices used that led to your DUI arrest. We will look for any ambiguities or inaccuracies in the blood alcohol level and do our research to see whether the device used has been timely and properly calibrated.
Most police officers are not properly trained, certified, or educated about the device used to take a breath test which can consequently result in mistakes that result in false DUI arrests.
We assist clients throughout Southern California, including the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Ventura County, Santa Clarita, Antelope, and the Conejo Valley.
If you or someone you know needs a DUI lawyer, do not hesitate to call us at The Hedding Law Firm to set up an appointment. We will provide you with a detailed evaluation at no cost to you.
Types of Los Angeles DUI Cases We Handle:
- Bench Warrants
- Blood Tests
- Breath Test Refusal
- Commercial DUI
- DMV Hearing
- Driving on a Suspended License
- Drunk Driving
- DUI Bail
- DUI and Drugs
- DUI Auto Accidents
- DUI Causing Injury
- DUI Court Process
- DUI Death
- DUI Expungement
- DUI Myths
- DUI Penalties
- DUI Prior Convictions
- Felony DUI
- Field Sobriety Tests
- Hit and Run
- Jury Trials
- Loss of Driver's License
- Out of State DUI
- Second-Time DUI
- Sobriety Checkpoints
- Underage DUI
- Unlawful Police Stops
- Vehicular Manslaughter
- Watson Murder