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Torrance is a southern California city located in South Bay area. Torrance is one of the larger cities with a fully stuffed police department that investigates various offenses including DUI cases. City of Torrance has a police force of 223 sworn police officers and 124 civilians. Torrance police department is considered one of the largest police department in Los Angeles County.
If you are arrested for a DUI in Torrance, you can be arrested not only by Torrance Police, but also by Los Angeles Police Department or by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Both LAPD and LASD provide public safety in a relatively minor part of the city of Torrance. Most DUI arrest in Torrance fall within the jurisdiction of Torrance Police Department and California Highway Patrol. Here are the locations of both CHP and Torrance Police Departments.
California Highway Patrol
South Los Angeles Station
19700 Hamilton Avenue
Torrance, CA 90502
Phone: (310) 516-3355
Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: (310) 328-3456
If you are arrested in Torrance for a DUI, please call our office. Torrance DUI attorney will help you handle a Torrance DUI from day one and may contact the police and the prosecutor prior to your court date to influence filing decisions in your case.
A well known consequence of a DUI arrest is a DMV hearing. A DMV hearing is an administrative hearing that will take place in addition to any court hearing. A DMV hearing is based either on allegation of refusal to submit to a chemical test or on the allegation that your blood alcohol level was .08% at the time of driving.
Refusal DMV hearing will have a much harsher consequences then an .08% BAC hearing with DMV sanctions starting from one year of license suspension without any ability to get a restricted license. A .08% BAC hearing will have the consequence of license suspension starting from 1 month with 5 month of restricted license after that.
The issues at the DMV hearing are slightly different then court, but because the DMV is represented by one hearing officer who has a combined duty of accuser and finder of facts, it is fairly more difficult to win. Torrance DUI attorney can help you defend your case in court and at the DMV hearing. A Torrance DUI arrest will be sited to El Segundo Driver Safety office located at:
EL SEGUNDO DRIVER SAFETY
390 N. Sepulveda Blvd #2075
El Segundo, CA 90245
Telephone: (310) 615-3500
A DMV prosecution is often not based on live testimony. A DMV case can be based on a documentary proof signed under penalty of perjury that you refused a chemical test or that you drove with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. You have only ten days to request a DMV hearing. If you do not call the DMV without ten days of the arrest, you will lose your right to a hearing. Contact our office so that we can notify the DMV and preserve your right to a hearing.
A Torrance DUI arrest will most likely be sited to Los Angeles County Superior Court Torrance Branch. Torrance Superior Court handled both felony and misdemeanor DUI prosecutions. Torrance court is one of the better courts in the South Bay where Torrance DUI attorney can help you get the best possible deal or take you case to a jury trial. Location of Torrance Courthouse:
825 Maple Ave.
Torrance, CA 90503
A DUI can be a felony or a misdemeanor. Felony DUI is a DUI with more then 3 prior DUI offense within the past ten years. Also, a DUI will be a felony DUI when your previous DUI within the past ten years was a felony. Lastly, DUI with serious injuries will be a felony DUI. All the remaining DUI cases will be misdemeanor DUI cases. If you are arrested for a felony DUI in Torrance, your case will be prosecuted by the Los Angeles County District Attorney office. If you were arrested for a misdemeanor DUI, your case will be prosecuted by the Torrance City attorney who enforces misdemeanors and municipal code violations in Torrance.
Torrance City Attorney
3031 Torrance Blvd,
Torrance, CA 90503
Los Angeles County District Attorney
825 Maple Ave # 190
Torrance CA 90503
If you are faced with a DUI charge in Torrance courthouse, please call our office for an immediate consultation. We are always answer our phones. Torrance DUI attorney is open most weekends and holidays. Call our office now to talk to an attorney directly.
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