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If you or someone you love was arrested for DUI in Redondo Beach, what you do next can determine whether you win or lose your DUI case. Talking with the right Redondo Beach DUI attorney is the first step in your path to fighting back. While it is true DUI cases are difficult, with special evidence rules, scientific procedures and case law, they can be won. This is why its so important to call a lawyer who handles DUI cases and who can confidently guide you through the steps you need to take to beat a DUI arrest.
Time is not on your side, but a Redondo Beach DUI attorney can work with you.
You only have 10 days from the DUI arrest to notify the DMV of your request for a hearing to save your license. The DMV will automatically suspend your license, unless your lawyer or you schedule a DMV hearing within 10 days of the arrest. Failure to call the DMV in time will mean an automatic suspension. DMV hearings are not “interviews,” they are legal proceedings that you should think twice about handling on your own. It is important to speak with a DUI lawyer about the DMV process to better understand what you can do and what they can do to help you.
Your consultation with your Redondo Beach DUI attorney.
Your consultation will go over two important areas of your case.
Your Redondo beach DUI attorney will want you to be honest and forthcoming, discussing:
-What happened during the stop
-Where was the driving taking place when you were stopped.
-If anyone was with you when you were stopped.
-Did the police have you perform FST’s (field sobriety tests)?
You and your Redondo Beach DUI attorney will conduct a thourough review of the defenses in your case. These defenses are time-tested and commonly work in DUI cases. They include:
-Rising Blood Alcohol Level defense showing the driver’s BAC was below the legal limit at the time of driving.
-Showing problems with the police probable cause for arrest and with their investigation.
-Invalidating the Field Sobriety Tests.
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What a Redondo Beach DUI attorney can do for you.
Letting an experienced DUI attorney review your case will let someone who knows what they are doing look at all of the issues and facts of your case. Letting the right DUI attorney look at your case and get all of the facts is the first step in a successful case result. There is no risk, no cost, and no obligation to get a second opinion in your case.
Redondo Beach DUI attorney discusses cases and what happens at a DMV hearing.
Your case will have two portions, the DMV portion and the criminal case portion. The DMV hearing is not an interview, it is a legal proceeding where your driver’s license can be taken away. During the DMV hearing, a DMV employee called a “Hearing Officer” will review the police report and any lab reports in your case. You have the right to hire a lawyer to represent you at a DMV hearing. You do not have to attend the DMV hearing (and in fact, many lawyers advise their clients not to attend the DMV hearing because of the risk of the DMV Hearing Officer asking the driver questions which could be used against the driver later in the criminal case.)
For Redondo Beach DUI cases, you will likely have your DMV hearing take place at El Segundo’s Driver Safety Office.
As for the criminal case, it will likely be held at the LAX courthouse. This is a new courthouse in Los Angeles county, with cases from the old Malibu courthouse now being sent to this courthouse. The most common DUI case is a misdemeanor case, with the driver facing fines, increased insurance premiums, mandatory alcohol classes and the installation of an ignition interlock device.
How a Redondo Beach DUI attorney fights DUI cases.
A Redondo Beach DUI attorney knows that there are unique factual, legal and scientific issues that are presented in DUI cases.
DUI cases involve unique facts, such as accidents, incidents on highways, and strange driving by the driver, such as swerving or crossing lines on roads. A DUI attorney will know how to sort through the unique facts so that a proper defense is raised.
A blood or breath test is an intrusive search of a person. As such, it is regulated by the 4th amendment’s protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. An experienced Redondo Beach DUI attorney will know what defenses to raise and know whether it is possible to use suppression hearings or other legal methods to exclude blood or breath evidence in a DUI case.
DUI cases almost always involve scientific tests of the driver’s blood or breath. While these tests can be intimidating and seem highly accurate, they are sensitive. This sensitivity is their downfall… If they were not performed to the highest level of scientific rigor and precision, they will not be accurate in court. An experienced Redondo Beach DUI attorney will be familiar with defenses involving these scientific defenses.
Talk to an experienced attorney who handles Redondo Beach DUI cases so you can learn your rights and see how a defense can be raised. They will be happy to go over the entire case with you and get you started on a path to protect your rights.
Recent DUI wins for our Redondo Beach DUI attorney include:
-NOT GUILTY verdict for DUI charge CVC 23152(a), the driving under the influence charge.
-DMV hearing victory saving the driver’s license of a driver with a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.09%.
-Reduction of charges from DUI charges to reckless driving in a case involving a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.12% with the driver texting while driving and crossing lane lines.
DUI cases are tough, but can be won. Get a fighter on your side by calling 213-400-0358 to speak with a Redondo Beach DUI attorney dedicated to working with you and fighting back.