San Fernando Valley DUI Attorney
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- SAN FERNANDO VALLEY DUI ATTORNEY
- DUI PROSECUTION IN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
- LOS ANGELES COUNTY CHECKPOINT CASES
- DUI DEFENSE STRATEGY
- SAN FERNANDO VALLEY DRIVER’S LICENSE DEFENSE
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY DUI ATTORNEY
San Fernando Valley is a major area of Los Angeles County. It encompasses several cities and borders Kern and Ventura County. San Fernando Valley consist of multiple cities and a major part of it is incorporated in the city of Los Angeles. San Fernando DUI attorneys, will help you defend San Fernando Valley DUI in Van Nuys court, San Fernando court, Santa Clarita Court, Burbank Court and other San Fernando Valley DUI courts. San Fernando DUI attorney specializes in the most difficult of the DUI cases and handles all kind of DUI related cases as well, including juvenile prosecutions, felony prosecutions, “hit and runs“, and driving on a suspended license cases. San Fernando Valley Drunk Driving Attorney has years of experienced defending defendants in San Fernando Valley DUI courts and the DMV.
DUI PROSECUTION IN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Prosecution of San Fernando Valley DUI cases falls on shoulders of several agencies. San Fernando Valley is very large area of Los Angeles County, covering multiple cities and neighborhoods. Most of San Fernando Valley DUI attorney cases from San Fernando Valley end up in Van Nuys Courthouse. DUI in Van Nuys courthouse can be handled by Los Angeles city prosecutor or by the Los Angeles County District Attorney Office. Another major jurisdiction for San Fernando Valley DUI cases falls within the San Fernando Courthouse.
The areas around both courthouses are mostly patrolled by the Los Angeles Police Department and are prosecuted by the Los Angeles City Attorney. Felony San Fernando Valley DUI attorney cases are filed with the Los Angeles District Attorney. In addition, city of San Fernando has San Fernando police department that is tasked with providing public safety to the city of San Fernando. California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are also heavily involved in providing public safety in San Fernando Valley.
Areas of Los Angeles county that are not part of the city of Los Angeles and is not part of a city with a dedicated police force are patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The law on state’s freeways is enforced by the California Highway Patrol, a state wide police agency.
Smaller cities in San Fernando Valley have dedicated police forces and city prosecutors in charge of some San Fernando Valley DUI cases. However, still, most DUI arrest in San Fernando valley are conducted by Los Angeles police DUI task forces and California Highway Patrol.
Van Nuys Courthouse East
6230 Sylmar Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
California Highway Patrol
5825 De Soto Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
LOS ANGELES COUNTY CHECKPOINT CASES
San Fernando Valley DUI attorney handled many cases involving LAPD checkpoints. Los Angeles Police Department often sets up DUI checkpoints on major streets in the valley. A DUI checkpoint case involves litigating whether the checkpoint was set up correctly. Often, the police will set up a sobriety checkpoint incorrectly or not give proper notice to the news organization. The law regarding checkpoint is established by the court in a famous case of Ingersoll v. Palmer, which provided several criteria to establish a legal checkpoint.
During a checkpoint, a neutral formula have to be used to stop the cars. For example, a checkpoint will be illegal if police stops every suspicious car or sometimes let few cars go and then stop every car. During the sobriety checkpoint, drivers with suspended driver’s license can be also cited and prosecuted by the criminal courts. If you are stopped at a checkpoint, call San Fernando Valley DUI attorney to see how we can help you defend your case. We will fights your case in court and at the DMV.
DUI DEFENSE STRATEGY
Criminal defense attorney in San Fernando can help you defend a checkpoint case or any other San Fernando DUI case. Most DUI cases heavily depend on the blood alcohol level and what was the reason for the police stop. In addition, if an officer lies in the police report, it creates a ground to attack the officer’s credibility at trial, called impeachment. Accidents, while an aggravating factor for DUI prosecutions, will make your case more defensible because the driver of the car at the time of the accident can be hard to figure out.
Additionally, the accident makes it hard to figure out the time the accused stopped drinking.
- If you do not know your blood alcohol level, San Fernando attorney from our office can often get the records of blood level prior to your court-date.
- If the police stopped your car without a valid reason, San Fernando DUI attorney can help fight your case by challenging the reason for the stop.
- If the police stopped your car without relying on a valid California Vehicle Code violation, San Fernando DUI attorney may be able to suppress the evidence of the DUI and get a dismissal of your San Fernando Valley DUI.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY DRIVER’S LICENSE DEFENSE
Another area of our practice is driver’s license defense. San Fernando Valley DUI attorney will handle your DMV hearing for you. A DMV hearing is a special administrative proceedings that might appear like an appointment or an interview, but in reality, a very involved and contentious litigation where a hearing officer has the ability to suspend your license for four-month even after a first DUI arrest as an adult. For minors, the license suspension can be one years with a lower blood alcohol level and often blood alcohol level measured by a PAS device.
A PAS device is not utilized in court without special testimony from custodian of the device who can testify that a PAS device is accurate, properly stored and calibrated. However, DMV can often ignore court requirements and take your driver license without, what we consider, a proper procedure. To fight the DMV, you need best San Fernando DUI attorney. We can help if you call our office to talk to one of the best San Fernando Valley DUI attorneys.
The DMV hearing process is initiated by the police officer who can confiscate your Driver’s license after a DUI arrest and issue a temporary driver’s license with instruction to contact the DMV within 10 days to request a hearing. If the hearing is not requested, the right to the hearing is lost and will not be given back unless with a valid excuse. We can help you through this complicated DMV process.
The DMV must abide by the law and can not take your license without meeting the requirements of the law. We can convince the DMV that they did not meet the requirement of the law and allow you to keep your license. Most San Fernando Valley DUI cases are venued in Van Nuys drivers safety office, a special office within the DMV that is in charge of DUI prosecutions within the DMV. Please have your DS-367 handy when calling our office.
Driver Safety Office
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 205,
Van Nuys, CA 91401-3333
San Fernando attorney has 13 years experience defending people just like you arrested for a DUI in San Fernando valley. San Fernando Valley DUI attorney can help you fight your DUI in any San Fernando Valley DUI courts. Give our office a call to talk to an attorney directly right now. We pick our own telephone and will help you fight your DUI case in court and at the DMV.
(818) 921 7744 Call anytime to talk directly to Los Angeles DUI law specialist.
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Address: 18321 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, California 91356 (by appointment only)