Steps to Take After a DUI in Los Angeles

Being arrested for driving under the influence can be frightening. Many California residents who are charged with a DUI offense are normally upstanding, law-abiding citizens. All it takes is a momentary lapse in judgment or unfortunate mistake for a person to find themselves treated as a criminal. If convicted, individuals can face a range of serious consequences, including years or incarceration, that may affect them for the rest of their lives. At Hurwitz Law Group, Inc we help our clients obtain the best possible outcome from a highly stressful situation. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony DUI, our team will do whatever it takes to mitigate the negative consequences for you. The sooner you get in touch with our lawyers for legal guidance, the more we can do to help you.

Contact a Lawyer

Contacting a criminal defence lawyer is the first step you should take following a DUI arrest. It is important that you fully understand the potential ramifications of a DUI conviction and what options are available for you to fight the charges or soften the penalties so that you can make prudent decisions regarding how to proceed with your case. Our experienced lawyers have helped countless Los Angeles drivers get their licenses back and avoid stiff fines or even prison time over the years.

Arrange a DMV Hearing

By law, if you are arrested for driving under the influence then your driver’s license will automatically be suspended. In order to appeal the suspension, you will need to arrange a hearing with the DMV. You only have a short period of 10 days to get everything sorted out or else your license will be suspended. Your lawyer can help you plead your case in order to have your license reinstated. This can prevent a tremendous amount of hassle and inconvenience for you and ensure you continue to have access to your driving privileges so that you can get to and from work and around Los Angeles without issue.

Fight the Charges

You are innocent until proven guilty. The charges brought against you do not necessarily have to lead to a conviction. If you believe that you have been wrongfully accused of driving under the influence, we can help you find a way to establish that there is enough reasonable doubt to dismiss the charges against you. The criminal justice system is not always perfect. That is why our team of criminal defense attorneys are here to help our clients successfully defend themselves in a court of law.

Minimize the Damage

When you are convicted of a criminal offense, your life can change in many ways. You could face steep fines that impact your financial security or spend years of your life incarcerated. In addition to having a criminal record that could preclude you from many employment opportunities, your reputation may be permanently affected. At Hurwitz Law Group, Inc we help clients throughout Los Angeles, California fight to minimize the damage caused by a potential conviction.

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