Los Angeles DUI Lawyer

The state of California has taken a firm stance against impaired driving. If you are caught

operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you face a number of severe

consequences that can include suspension of your driver’s license, a steep fine, and potential jail

time. A DUI conviction will have long term consequences that follow you for the rest of your

life. It is crucial for you to seek legal assistance if you find yourself charged with driving under

the influence. Our team of lawyers at Hurwitz Law Group, Inc can help you defend yourself at your

DMV hearing and/or in a court of law in order to minimize the negative consequences arising

from your charge.

Misdemeanor DUI

If it is your first time being charged with driving under the influence and your actions did not

result in the death or serious injury of another individual, you are likely looking at a

misdemeanor DUI. While misdemeanor convictions typically have lighter penalties than

felonies, there is still the possibility that you will have to pay thousands of dollars in fines and

your driver’s license may be suspended for an extended period of time. Furthermore, the

conviction will go on your criminal record, which will affect your future ability to secure

employment or housing. Our criminal defense lawyers can help you dispute the charge or

negotiate softer penalties for your misdemeanor DUI in order to reduce the impact that this one-

time incident will have on your life.

Felony DUI

Felony DUI charges are common in cases where driving under the influence causes death or

grievous bodily harm to a victim. However, you may also be charged with a felony if you have

been convicted of reckless driving or DUI offenses more than three times within the past 10

years or have a prior felony DUI conviction. The penalties for a felony DUI are much more

severe than a misdemeanor DUI. If convicted, you may face anywhere between 16 months to 16

years in prison depending on the circumstances of your charge. Consult with one of our criminal

defense attorneys to find out what you can do to mitigate the negative impact of a felony DUI.

We will help you find a way to reduce or refute the charge.

Suspended License

In Los Angeles, if you are arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol,

your license will be automatically suspended. You have a short window of time during which

you can arrange a hearing with the DMV to dispute the suspension. After this time frame passes,

there is nothing that can be done. That is why it is important that you contact our lawyers right

away if you are at risk of losing your license.

Disputing the Charges

From time to time, an individual may be falsely accused of driving under the influence. There

may be a lack of evidence to determine whether they mentally and/or physically impaired while

behind the wheel or there may have been problems with how their Breathalyzer test was

administered. Our experienced lawyers will help shed light on any reasonable doubt that can help

a client avoid an unjust conviction.

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