If you have been charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) in the state of California, it should not be taken lightly. DUIs can have a lasting impact on your driving record, your criminal record, your wallet and even your freedom.
Hiring an experienced DUI attorney is crucial to your future well-being!
Research the attorneys you plan to hire:
Before hiring a DUI attorney, ask for a free in-person consultation. Make sure you feel comfortable with your DUI attorney. Ask your DUI attorney whether they regularly take DUI cases to trial. Ask them how familiar they are with the ever changing DUI laws. Ask about their familiarity with the court where your DUI case is being heard. Ask them about their relationship with the prosecuting attorneys. The attorneys at the Duran Law Group will gladly answer your questions and put your mind at ease. It is important to hire a DUI lawyer who is knowlegable!
Also, make sure you get what you are paying for. The attorneys at the Duran Law Group invest a great deal of time, energy and devotion to each DUI case and they are willing and able to fight the best possible outcome in your DUI case.
Know your rights:
Experienced DUI attorneys, like those at the Duran Law Group, protect your legal rights—rights that are often overlooked by law enforcement. As your attorneys, the Duran Law Group will conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that all proper arrest procedures were followed.
These include the following:
- Verifying that there were legally sufficient facts to constitute probable cause to stop, detain and arrest you.
- Ensuring that you were advised of your constitutional rights, and that you were properly given Miranda warnings prior to any questioning by the arresting officers.
- Verifying that you were given a choice of blood or breath testing.
- Verifying that if you refused alcohol testing you were advised of the legal ramifications.
Don’t miss crucial deadlines:
At the time of arrest, the officer confiscated your driver’s license, and later gave you a (Pink) Temporary License/Order of Suspension. The Temporary License expires in 30 days—along with your ability to drive—unless you take immediate action within 10 days. An experienced DUI lawyer will quickly contact the CA Department of Motor Vehicles to request a DMV hearing to defend your driving privileges. In many cases your attorney can help you keep your right to drive.
Hiring a DUI attorney immediately after your arrest has several other benefits. DUI lawyers at the Duran Law Group will immediately set to work on your case, conducting a thorough investigation of the facts and looking for any possible defenses or mitigating circumstances. Do not wait until the last minute to secure DUI representation.
At the Duran Law Group our criminal defense lawyers handle all DUI related cases throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.