Los Angeles DUI Lawyer
Contest Drunk Driving Charges with a Professional Attorney
Looking for a lawyer for DUI in Los Angeles? If you are convicted of driving
under the influence (DUI) in California, you will likely lose your license
and face criminal penalties including fines, jail time, community service
and alcohol counseling. A
Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer can help you avoid these penalties by offering you legal representation during
the criminal process as well as at your DMV hearing.
In California, many things depend upon your ability to drive. Without a
license, how will you get to work, to school or even to the doctor? If
you do not work with a skilled attorney and end up losing your driving
privileges, you could be stuck relying on public transportation or friends
and family members to get anywhere you need to go.
Why You Need To Work With Our Defense Firm
A DUI charge is extremely serious and can result in a permanent criminal
record, jail time and much more.
You should only work with the best criminal defense lawyer if you are facing
Throughout the entire criminal process, Attorney Bernstein will be by your
side, guiding you and defending your rights. He is extremely qualified
to handle your case and here are a few reasons why:
- He is exclusively devoted to handling criminal cases and has successfully
defended both state and federal charges.
- He is often asked to provide his opinions as a legal analyst on CNN, Fox
News, the Los Angeles Times, and more.
- He is a former prosecutor who is intimately acquainted with the strategies
and processes of the criminal justice system.
Avoid the High Penalties of DUI Convictions
In California, a driving under the influence case typically consists of
two separate charges: driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
of .08% or above, and driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or
drugs. This means that it is possible to be charged with driving under
the influence even if your blood alcohol concentration was not tested
or if your BAC was below the legal limit. If you are under 21, you cannot
drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .01% or higher.
Some penalties you may experience upon your first DUI conviction in California include:
- Up to $1800 in fines and assessments
- Six months behind bars
- Six months license suspension
- Additional five month restriction license program
- Mandatory rehabilitation
- Ignition interlock breath testing device installed on your car
If you are facing conviction of a second or third DUI, you can expect the
punishments to be escalated. If a traffic collision occurred while you
were intoxicated behind the wheel, penalties will also be much higher.
Retain a Los Angeles DUI Defense Attorney Today
Attorney Bernstein can help you avoid both DMV and criminal penalties associated
with any driving under the influence conviction. In fact, in a majority
of the DUI cases we take on, we are able to secure lessened charges, successful
plea bargains, dismissed charges or not guilty verdicts. Los Angeles DUI
Lawyer Robert Bernstein can handle all types of complex driving under
the influence cases, including multiple DUI offenses, felony DUI, DUI
with injury and DUI