Driving Under the Influence – DUI
A DUI / Drunk Driving conviction can result in loss of reputation, costly fines, required attendance at alcohol-education classes, suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, increase in or cancellation of your auto insurance, placing an ignition interlock device in your car, and, in some cases, jail or prison. In Southern California, where most commuters travel the freeways, and public transportation is generally lacking, losing the privilege to drive can be devastating to a person’s career, as well as one’s personal life.
We aggressively defend DUI charges both in court and at DMV hearings by carefully strategizing with our clients to develop a top-notch defense. We investigate why the police stopped your car, how you performed on the field sobriety tests (FSTs) and whether the breathalyzer had any history of malfunctioning. We specialize in developing successful defenses to DUI charges by utilizing the science behind blood-alcohol and our specialized knowledge of proper police procedure during a DUI arrest. Our aggressive courtroom approach leads to charges being dropped or reduced when we can demonstrate a weakness in the prosecutor’s case, such as a traffic stop lacking proper legal cause, a breathalyzer machine not operating properly, alcohol absorption that is insufficient to show true impairment, or other problems of proof that often exist.
At the Law Offices of Hart J. Levin we will work immediately to protect your rights, and fight on your behalf to avoid a serious criminal conviction being on your record. You must be advised that you have 10 days from your arrest to request a DMV hearing to prevent automatic suspension of your driving privileges. We ensure that your DMV hearing is set timely and defend you at the DMV hearing (even without you there), to protect your driving privileges.
We work tirelessly to defend your driving privileges and reduce or dismiss the charges against you using every tool at our disposal.