Were you charged with DUI / drunk driving in Los Angeles, California. The
Los Angeles DUI Attorney Directory is your guide in finding the California DUI
law you need and in finding a Los Angeles DUI attorney to assist you in the
defense of your case.
According to California law, it is an offense for any person who is under the
influence of any alcoholic beverage or any drug, or under the combined influence
of both, to drive a vehicle. Furthermore, it is also
unlawful for any person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in
his or her blood to drive a vehicle.
is a link to California DUI laws and penalties.
California DUI Law
California DUI law, the penalties for DUI in California can be very serious.
Depending on the nature of the DUI you were charged with in Los Angeles, you may
pay high fines, have your drivers license suspended and go to county jail or
even prison if you are convicted. The Los Angeles District Attorney is
very serious about prosecuting DUI under California drunk driving laws.
Questions you should ask a Los Angeles DUI lawyer:
The Internet is a wonderful tool you can use to locate and contact numerous Los
Angles attorneys concerning your DUI to find out which one
is just right for you. An experienced Los Angeles DUI lawyer will be familiar with the
Los Angeles County Criminal Courts and Judges.
How experienced is the attorney you are considering for the defense of your
DUI? What is his or her legal experience in
defending DUI? How many years has he or she been practicing Criminal Law in
Los Angeles County, California? How many cases of DUI
like yours has the attorney defended in the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts.
The attorney will also have many questions for you. The lawyer will want to know
all the facts surrounding your case in detail.
Questions a Los Angeles DUI Lawyer will have for you:
What did you have to drink and over what period of time? Did you give the police permission to test your blood alcohol level?
Did you use any type of drugs prior to being charged with your DUI? Did you make any statements at the time of your arrest? Were there any witnesses to the events alleged by the police? Have
you ever been charged with and convicted of DUI before? Were you involved in an
automobile accident? Was anyone injured or killed?
Where is the court?
Note that almost all criminal cases in Los Angeles are heard in the Clara
Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
(formerly known as the Criminal Courts Building) located in the Central District at 210 West Temple Street, Los Angeles,
California 90012. The Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center is a very large building.
You should make yourself as familiar as possible with the exact location of the court your case is going to be heard in.
Discuss the location of the court with your lawyer.
Foltz Criminal Justice Center
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