Beverly Hills DUI Attorney
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Beverly Hills is one the oldest cities in Southern California that are often associated with affluence and glamour. The city is located in the western part of Los Angeles County and is a home to the famous and powerful. The city of Beverly Hills maintains its own police force that is well funded by the local, federal and state taxes and has various specialized police units with highly trained police officers that are organized in DUI enforcement units and other specifically trained officers. A help of a Beverly Hills DUI attorney is highly recommended to anyone arrested for a DUI in the city of Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills DUI attorney can help you save your driver’s license and avoid jail time. DUI is taken very seriously by Beverly Hills police and are prosecuted relentlessly by the Los Angeles County District Attorney Office or City of Los Angeles City Attorney. Beverly Hills Police department is located at:
Beverly Hills Police Department
464 Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210
Telephone (310) 550-4951
In addition to Beverly Hills Police, who prosecutes cases in the city of Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol can and do effectuate arrests in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills is very near ,and often inseparable from, city of Los Angles and therefore cross-border law enforcement is very common. Because of that, not only areas of Los Angeles that is close to Beverly Hills but also some areas of Beverly Hills will be enforced by the Los Angeles Sheriff Department and CHP. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is one of the largest police forces in the country and provides security to all unincorporated areas and a city of West Hollywood. The city of West Hollywood is very close to Beverly Hills and many West Hollywood arrests used to be filed as criminal cases in Beverly Hills courthouse. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Station in West Hollywood is one of the largest Sheriff’s stations in the county and has fully stuffed police units including DUI enforcement units with specialized training and equipment. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department station that is closest to Beverly Hills is located at:
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
780 N. San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Telephone: (310) 855-8850
Lastly, usually, the California Highway Patrol provides public safety on the state highways. Beverly Hills is not crossed by any major highways; however, CHP, when on the streets, can and do stop drivers for traffic violations and DUI investigations. Also, the CHP is known to take over investigations from other police agencies when the investigation involves alcohol impairment. The CHP cadets receive specialized DUI training in the CHP academy and because of that are more qualified to do DUI investigations. The CHP office near Beverly Hills is located in Culver City:
California Highway Patrol
6300 Bristol Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
A DUI arrests in the city of Beverly Hills, will be submitted for filing consideration by the arresting agency to the prosecutor for Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles County District Attorney. Beverly Hills does not have a city attorney that do criminal filings. In many other cities, misdemeanors are filed by the city attorney. Instead, all arrests, including DUI arrest in the city of Beverly Hills, are submitted for filing considerations and possible prosecution to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. There are three levels of criminal offenses in California.
- The lowest level does not involve jail time, not reflected on the rap sheet, and therefore does not create, what most people consider, a criminal record. The lowest level of criminal offense is titled “infractions” and is filed with the Beverly Hills courthouse by the arresting agency. Trials on infractions from Beverly Hills are sent to Santa Monica Courthouse.
- A middle level of a criminal offense are misdemeanors and involve jail time of up to 364 days in the county jail. Most DUI cases fall within this category.
- The most serious type of a criminal offense is a felony. A felony is a kind of offense that can be punished by jail time of more than 1 years in the state prison or county jail.
Felony DUI are the kind of DUI that will involve either a serious injury, a 4th offense DUI, or a DUI prosecution where previous DUI was a felony. A felony DUI can carry up to 3 years in county jail or state prison or even more when special allegations are alleged. Additionally, felonies carry much more serious record and can result in loss of voting rights, right to possess a firearm, loss of employment, serious immigration consequences etc. You must contact an attorney when you are facing any DUI, especially a felony. With a felony your voting rights can be restored when you complete jail sentence and probation or parole but other important rights, such as gun possession, can never be restored. Beverly Hills DUI cases are filed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney office in Airport Branch located at:
Los Angeles County District Attorney
11701 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 727-6500
Fax: (310) 727-0565
Not so long ago, DUI arrests in Beverly Hills were filed in Beverly Hills Court. Generally speaking, Beverly Hills Court was defense friendly, and therefore it was easier to get good results for our clients. Recently, Los Angeles Superior Court consolidated many operations, and as a result of that, criminal filings in Beverly Hills were transferred to the Airport Courthouse. Like before, the criminal filings from the city of Beverly Hills are done by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office who is responsible for both felony and misdemeanor filings. A LAPD filing will be filed by the City Attorney for Los Angeles in Airport Court. For example, a Beverly Hills arrest will be submitted by the Beverly Hills Police Department to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration. If the prosecutor reviews and determines that there is sufficient evidence to get a conviction, they will file a criminal case. A first court appearance on a criminal case is an “arraignment”. At arraignment, the defendants are formally accused, informed of the charges and enter pleas. If defendants plea “not guilty”, the case can proceed to a jury trial. In California, all felony and misdemeanor cases are entitled to jury trial. A misdemeanor can proceed to a jury trial within 30 days of arraignment if defendant is in custody or 45 days if defendant is out of custody. For a felony, there is a right to a preliminary hearing within 10 days of arraignment and right to a jury trial within 60 days of the arraignment. If you are not interested in a jury trial, but would prefer to resolve your case with a plea bargain, the prosecutor will offer a plea bargain either at arraignment or at a pretrial. Beverly Hills DUI attorney is best at getting the most favorable deal for his clients from the prosecutor. If you are not interested in resolving the case through a plea bargain, Beverly Hills DUI attorney will fight your case in court until you get the results you like.
11701 S. La Cienega
Los Angeles, CA 90045
After a DUI arrest, not only you have to fight your criminal case, but you also have to fight a DMV hearing. Losing a DMV hearing will cause your license to be suspended. The DMV can even revoke your license if you have many prior DUI convictions or APS suspensions. An APS suspension is the DMV suspension not connected to the court. A DMV suspension or license revocation is in addition to any driver’s license problem you might face because of the criminal case. Because of these independent DMV actions, simply not getting a DUI conviction will not stop license suspension. You need to win a DMV hearing or get an acquittal in court to stop license suspension. A DMV case starts with a DUI arrests when there is either a refusal to submit to a chemical test or a chemical test showing blood alcohol level of .08% or higher. For minors, a blood alcohol level of even .01% can cause license suspension after a hearing. A .08% BAC breath or blood test can cause a license suspension or a revocation for up to 3 years. Refusal to submit to a chemical test will have even harsher consequences. You have to have an attorney present and you have a right to representation. Do not give up your license without a fight. Beverly Hills DUI attorney can help you fight for your license or even if you lose a hearing, we can get your license back to drive with or without license restrictions.
You must call the DMV within 10 days of arrest to request a hearing. Failure to call will cause an almost automatic license suspension. If you requested the DMV hearing in time, the DMV will mail you a police report and give you a hearing to determine the legality of the reason for stop, the legality of the reason for the arrest and the blood alcohol level at the time of driving. You are entitled to telephonic or in person hearing. The DMV will be represented by a hearing officer who will rule on the admissibility of the evidence and who can take your license away for up to 3 years (or forever depending on the circumstances). Losing a DMV hearing can have much more severe consequences then losing a criminal case, but you are entitled to an appeal of the loss. The appeal can go directly the DMV directly or to the Superior Court. Call Beverly Hills DUI attorney to find out how to appeal your DMV hearing or how to get a restricted license. A Beverly Hills drunk driving arrest will be sent to the El Segundo Driver Safety Office. A driver safety office is a special DMV office that handles DMV hearings only.
Driver Safety Office
390 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 2075
El Segundo, CA 90245-4470
Phone (310) 615-3500
Fax (310) 615-3581
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