East Los Angeles DUI Attorney
East Los Angeles Courthouse
4848 E. Civic Center Way
Los Angeles, CA 90022
I have made many appearances as a DUI defense attorney in the East Los Angeles court system and am familiar with what steps need to be taken to succeed in your DUI case.
All cases are different and spin on their facts and circumstances. In other words, we do not use the same approach for every patient. It depends on what the issues are surrounding any given DUI arrest. Some cases revolve around the person's blood-alcohol level at driving. At the same time, other DUI cases revolve around whether the person arrested was going or not.
Initial Review of Your Drunk Driving Case
The first thing we do is get you in the office for face-to-face consultation and lay out all of the facts about your situation. As long as you give me honest points, I will provide you with an idea of what you're facing and develop a game plan on how we can get you the best result for your case.
The judge and prosecutor will evaluate how high your blood alcohol level was and how dangerous your actions were on the night of your arrest to decide what their position will be related to your case.
We will be looking at what mitigating circumstances exist in your case and any defenses that can be utilized to mitigate the charges and punishment in your case or ultimately get dismissed.
Potential Harsh Punishment If Convicted of DUI
What circumstances cause prosecutors and judges to be harsh or accessible on a DUI case in Los Angeles? In my experience of handling DUI cases for the past twenty-five years, the number one concern for the prosecutors and judges is how dangerous the defendant was in their actions and driving and is to the community in jeopardy if they give the person a break.
The more dangerous they view you and your actions, the more likely they want a harsh punishment and charge to go on your record.
On the other hand, you have no prior criminal record if you were pulled over for some superficial reason or violation and your blood alcohol level was not that high. You are in a category where we can 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 face penalties and charge-wise.
Having a good job, family, and clean record is also essential. Still, the real things that will move the prosecutors are if they have a problem proving their case against you (which 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 in 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.