Torrance DUI Lawyer
825 Maple Ave.
Torrance, CA 90503
Torrance courthouse is one of the more conservative courthouses in Los Angeles County. However, I have had success in dealing with DUI cases there.
Under the right circumstances. In my opinion, it is essential as a DUI attorney to humanize your client so that the judge and prosecutor know that they are dealing with a person with a family, a career, and a life that goes far beyond their DUI case.
Also, of importance is making it clear to them that you will not be in this position again. Judges and prosecutors are always concerned about giving someone a break, which haunts them.
Therefore, the more information we can give them that shows you are a responsible person, the more likely you will receive a favorable outcome in your driving under the influence case.
Drunk Driving Prosecutors in Torrance
The main thing that will dictate the court and prosecutor's position is how dangerous your actions were to the public in Torrance when you did the conduct that caused you to be arrested. If your behavior is hazardous to human life, they will punish and restrict you. The factors they consider are:
- how high your blood alcohol level was,
- how fast or dangerous you were driving,
- whether you were involved in an accident (whether someone was injured) and
- what your attitude and demeanor were when the police contacted them.
If you were stumbling drunk and belligerent, the prosecutors would consider that when dealing with your case. If, on the other hand, you were polite and were pulled over for a minor traffic offense, then you sit in a much strong position as far as a favorable resolution of your case.
Case Review By A DUI Lawyer
What can you do to put yourself in the best position if you have a DUI case in the Torrance Courthouse? Your first move should be to set up an appointment with a drunk driving attorney who has traveled the path you are about to take and had success.
When the client first comes into the office, I go over their case and figure out what we need to do and get, based on their particular circumstances, to make this case turn out with the best possible outcome.
Not all cases are the same, and not all clients are the same either. Therefore, were are not going to take a cookie-cutter approach in every case.
We will only exercise defenses and strategies that play well with the client's factual scenario. Trying to make arguments that do not fit the client's facts makes the attorney look like he does not know what he is doing and poorly reflects him and the client.
DUI Defense Strategy
When I see all of these people calling or coming in, and they are mentioning defenses and strategies that make no sense related to their factual scenario, I have to correct the salesperson they spoke to and point out that they have probably never been to court before and are simply trying to make the situation sound a sure way to sell the client.
This is not what you want! You want someone to tell you the truth about your case and design a plan that makes sense and gets you out of the criminal justice system as soon as possible with the best result. These salespeople who have scripts and say the same thing every time, regardless of the fact pattern, should not be relied upon.
Painting a rosy picture for you that has nothing to do with your case is just a waste of time and is likely setting you up for disappointment in the end. It would help if you had the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
If someone makes a statement that does not make sense to you, even though you would love it to be accurate, it is probably just a sales pitch. On the other hand, if the attorney can justify what they say with examples from other cases they have handled in your jurisdiction, and it makes common sense to you, you have found someone to consider.
The best way to get the most accurate assessment is to go to the attorney's office with a list of questions and give the attorney all of the facts (good or bad) related to your arrest.