DUI (.15) 3 years in jail
Felony DUI (.13) 5 years in jail
DUI (.09) 6 years in jail
Homicide 6 years in jail
Homicide 6 years in jail
Drug Possession 9 years in jail
Gun Possession 10 years in jail
Kidnapping 12 years in jail
FORMER PROSECUTORS. NOW DEFENDING YOU.
BEST LOS ANGELES DUI LAWYERS
H&M Law is a premier California criminal defense law firm. We have offices all throughout the state of California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Orange County. Our goal is simple: help our clients get exonerated of the crimes they are alleged to have committed. Whether it be a DUI/DWI, or a Federal crime, we can help. We have assembled a team of the most top rated trial lawyers, who go head to head with District Attorneys on a regular basis and get cases consistently dismissed or with great outcomes. If you’re at risk of going to jail – contact our Los Angeles DUI lawyers today.
97% of our clients never see jail time, which means when you work with our law firm – you’re in safe hands. We’re one of the few law firms that offer flexible payment plans – which makes it easier for you to afford our service. In addition, our firm was founded by former prosecutors – so we know all the prosecutors and judges who you’ll be facing. We’re respected by judges and prosecutors alike, which means when you are represented by us – you’re working with the top 1% of dui lawyers in Los Angeles. It also means, you have a higher chance of avoiding jail and penalties.
Why Clients Choose Our Los Angeles DUI Attorneys
Our law firm was founded by former prosecutors, who bring a unique set of skills and experience to each and every case we handle.
We take on fewer clients than other firms. Each client works 1:1 on with one of our senior attorneys.
99% Success Rate
99% of our clients end up with a better outcome after hiring us as their criminal defense lawyer.
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97% OF CLIENTS SERVE NO TIME
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About Our Los Angeles DUI Law Firm
The H&M Law Firm has earned a reputation for being the most vigorous, and best law firm in the USA. Our attorneys are constantly attending new seminars, and training sessions. This ensures that we are constantly becoming better – and understand new tactics to discredit, and disprove, DUI allegations. We firmly believe that isn’t a single prosecutorial office, or competitor, who can out think – or out maneuver our attorneys.
People typically don’t plan to drive a vehicle, while under the influence of alcohol, or even drugs. But, if that happens – and you get pulled over by the police, then you could be charged with a DUI. If that happens, you’ll likely end up in jail, your car will be impounded. Moreover, you could be facing charges – which will result in you having to spend money – and potentially being unable to drive a car again. Not all DUI accusations can result in this outcome. When you hire a Los Angeles dui attorney at the H&M Law Firm – you could have a different outcome.
Nima Haddadi, is a top rated Los Angeles DUI lawyer, and one of the founding members at the H&M Law Firm. Nima is an intricate part of our law firm, and helps each client individually when accused of a DUI. As a former prosecutor, Nima has a unique perspective on how the justice system prosecutes “DUI suspects,” and knows how to fight the system. The criminal justice system in LA is founded on the principle that every person is innocent, until proven guilty – but the reality is — this isn’t always what’s done. Most suspects are treated guilty, and have to prove their innocence. At the H&M Law firm, our Los Angeles dui law firm believes in providing each client the best possible defense.
Our los angeles dui lawyers focus exclusively on providing the wrongly accused, the best possible legal defense. We are true believers – and fight for victims who are wrongly accused, or are being wrongly persecuted by the government.
Our law firm is made up of the most talented, and skilled dui attorneys in California. Our team of attorneys consist of former Criminal Prosecutors, D.A. clerks, and many other well respected members of the criminal justice system.
Former Prosecutor / Founding Partner
Nima Haddadi, our founding partner, and a top rated DUI attorney. His goal at H&M Law Firm is creating a firm that provides concierge customer service to each and every single client.
- > Quoted by the likes of Forbes, Sirius Radio, FOX, USA TODAY
- >One of the top DUI attorneys in the state of California
- >Respected by both judges and prosecutors alike.
- >Former prosecutor that gives him insight other criminal attorney has.
WHY CHOOSE OUR LOS ANGELES DUI LAWYERS
FEWER CLIENTS. BETTER SERVICE AND RESULTS.
We firmly believe that each and every client deserves the best possible legal representation. We take on fewer clients than most firms, because we want to provide the most possible attention, and best results, for clients we service.
Flexible Payment Plans
H&M is one of the few dui law firms in los angeles that offers flexible payment programs. That means, you can hire us, without having to worry about money. We firmly believe finances should never stop you from getting the criminal attorney you wish.
Over 100 – 5 Star YELP Reviews
H&M is one of the few Los Angeles dui law firms with over 100, 5 star, yelp reviews. Our clients are the best testament to our high quality service, and amazing results. We never give up, and always fight to get our clients the results they want.
Our Los Angeles criminal and dui lawyers are available 24/7, regardless of the time of day, or the holiday. We can help you – and your family members. We can even come to the police station in order to help you. Give us a call for a free consultation.
We Handle Most Major Crimes
Reason Clients Hire Us
H&M Law is a criminal defense law firm, based out of Los Angeles and Southern California, founded by former prosecutors. As former prosecutors, we have inside knowledge of how the legal justice system works, and how to make it work for our clients. We know the judges, and prosecutors, who will be handling your case – and know how to negotiate with them on a level most other criminal attorneys will never be able to do. We understand how to fight, and how to negotiate on behalf of our clients. By working with us, you have an advantage that few other firms can offer.
How Cases Get Dismissed
Disputing Test Results One of the biggest areas of dispute in DUI cases is the field sobriety and breathalyzer testing. In the past, there have been many cases in which these tests were administered incorrectly by an officer, leading to a DUI arrest that may not have been necessary. An experienced DUI lawyer Los Angeles can capitalize on this, calling into question the officer’s knowledge and experience in administering the tests. Many times, the key to winning these cases is raising the level of doubt in the judge’s mind as to whether or not the tests were properly administered.
One of the biggest reasons to hire a Los Angeles DUI lawyer is when there is an excellent chance for a plea bargain. This is done most often when the BAC is .10 or less, there were inconclusive results from the field sobriety tests and no unusual behavior from the defendant. In these cases, an experienced DUI lawyer can negotiate with the prosecutor to get the charges reduced from driving under the influence to reckless driving. In most states, reckless driving is a misdemeanor and will result in a much lighter sentence. In cases where the prosecutor feels their case isn’t strong enough to get a DUI conviction, reckless driving is considered to be a fallback charge that will help move the case through the court system quickly and efficiently.
Understanding the Process
Above all, hiring an experienced Los Angeles dui attorney can help a person have a better understanding of the legal process. Most attorneys experienced in these cases know the judges and prosecutors who handle these cases, and have a good understanding of how they tend to rule in such matters. Another major advantage of hiring an attorney is making it harder for a prosecutor to choose to go to trial. Even if the test results are borderline at best, a prosecutor is almost always much more willing to take a case to trial if a person has no legal representation. While some lawyers may guarantee they can get the charges reduced, this is not always the case. However, most criminal defense lawyers are very honest with clients and will carefully assess the situation and provide an honest opinion as to the possible outcome of the case.
If the vehicle you’re driving is involved in an accident, you could be automatically suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police officers could subject you to a breathalyzer test, in order to determine your blood alcohol levels. You have rights, and our attorneys – can help protect them.
In some cases, it may be possible that you could be accused of a DUI by someone else. If an accident occurs, a nearby pedestrian, or passenger, could tell law enforcement officers that you were drunk or high. Even if it’s not true, a police officer could test you. If you suspect your rights were violated, it’s important to tell an attorney so he can get evidence struck from the record that was illegally gained by police officials.
DUI charges may be faulty.
Police officers are human, and can sometimes make mistakes. Sometimes, they can mistakenly suspect you were drinking – and thus may charge you with a DUI although this is incorrect. For example, if you are tired, or are medically impaired, then you may appear to be behaving questionably. Without an attorney to help set the record straight – you could be convicted of a DUI. Our attorneys can gather the medical evidence necessary, and present it in court – to help protect and defend you.
DUI testing might be inaccurate.
Many breathalyzer tests and DUI tests have been known to be inaccurate. Like most things, they have to be maintained – and if they aren’t – then they can give faulty results. This means you could be accused of a DUI – but it could be incorrect, due to the fact the DUI testing equipment is faulty. Our dui attorneys can help prove this, by conducting an investigation after you contact us.
When a person is arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the situation that follows is anything but simple. Court hearings, police reports, field sobriety test results and more all must be analyzed and dealt with in order to avoid a conviction or gain a lesser conviction from the judge. For persons who find themselves charged with DUI, the first question that comes to mind is if they need an attorney to handle their case. Most of the time, the answer is yes.
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I am a person of few words. I very rarely write reviews about different companies. When I called the H&M law firm, I was connected to an attorney right away. I was very surprised by the kindness, and expertise, in the voice of the attorney I spoke to. I could tell the attorney was VERY dedicated to her job. I didn't feel like I was being rushed through a conveyor belt, when speaking to the firm. They didn't trust to hustle me for money. After I hired the firm, they constantly updated me, and reassured me about all the things…
The H&M attorneys are very aggressive. When dealing with a DUI accusation, you need an aggressive lawyer on your side. My case was VERY quickly handled. They never hesitated to help me. When you are accused of a DUI, you need someone who understands how to handle these cases quickly. Nima, is a former DUI prosecutor, so he had the "inside scoop," on how the cases are handled. He knew the DA, and the plea was accepted quickly. This is definitely the best firm to work with.
The story is this - I was at my after prom, and me and my friends had a DD. We didn't think we should drink, since she's a very responsible person. But, since it was prom - she drank 3-4 beers. Around 11pm, we were all tired, and got the driver to get her car. We waited until the car came around, and raced into car. We left the place, and stopped at a red light. A cop car from nowhere, and pulled us over. It looks like the driver had forgotten to turn on her headlights. The cop came…
Getting accused of DUI can change your life. You also learn a lot when it happens. Being put in the back of a police car is humiliating! I also learned, youj should never talk back to the LAPD - and you should get the best possible attorney, because there is no price for your future! I was fortunate enough to hire Nima, who is a partner at the H&M law firm. The attorneys at this firm are extremely smart, they are attentive to detail, and very realistic on what you can expect. I only appeared 2,3 times. They schedule these…
I can't say enough good things about the H&M law firm. Chris and Nima both worked on my case, and did a fantastic job at helping me. This is the second firm I hired for my case. I first hired a different law firm from Yelp. They charged me $2000. I thought I was getting a great deal! It was the lowest quote, and the attorney acted like he'd get my case dismissed. Half way through the case, the attorney tried to plead guilty at the second hearing. I went back to Yelp and hired the H&M law firm. THANKFULLY…
I never thought that having a DUI consultation could be so informative! Angelo is an extremely attentive DUI lawyer, who told me everything I needed to know about DUI. For a college student accused of his first DUI - it's a no brainer to work with former DUI prosecutors - like Nima Haddadi. I have a bright future now, thanks to Nima and his team.
Angelo, the attorney I worked with, was very professional. Angelo helped me understand everything. In his initial consultation, he explained to me about what a DUI means, and what legal penalties I could face. He also mentioned, that many of their attorneys were former DUI prosecutors - and explained how their defense was going to help me avoid jail time. Also, they explained all of my questions, and I am very happy to tell you I went with them - and got a significantly reduced punishment.
When I was accused of a DUI, I had no idea what that meant legally. I didn't know if that meant i'd go to jail automatically, or what would occur. I learned a lot from these attorneys. They taught me about all the laws, and the DUI process - and I was able to understand what I was being accused. The DUI lawyers at H&M provide you the best possible defense, that money can buy. They care about educating you, and i'm so glad I listened to them and decided to move forward. Nima, the founding partner, was always available…
I had a DUI consultation with Angelo, and I learned a lot of information I didn't know before. I was able to learn a lot of information. The other DUI attorneys I spoke to did nothing to inform me about what was going on. They ignored my requests for information, and assumed I should just trust them. This is the first time I was in a DUI situation, and Angelo educated me a lot. When you need a high qualified los angeles dui lawyer, you should speak to Angel, and the H&M law firm
I just had a consultation with Angelo recently. He provided a great consultation, and shared his experience with me on similar clients. I am very glad I decided to go with Angelo, because he got me a great outcome. I had a great experience, and I would hire him again, and again - if I ever have this situation. Getting arrested for DUI is a terrorizing experience, I had nightmares for a long time. Angelo made them go away, by handling this for me. I didn't even have to go court. As someone who was fearful for his future, Angelo…
The DUI lawyers Los Angeles at H&M are extremely professional, competent, and amazing. Nima, and his paralegal, Luis, deliver GREAT results. They care about one thing: giving great results - and protecting your life. They are very articulate, and very informative. They got me a great outcome - and I would recommend this firm to anyone in need of the #1 firm. This is who you should call first.
After I had my initial consultation, I got a great education about DUI's. I was able to understand what to expect. I gained so much useful information from this consultation that I signed up with them. I appreciated their desire to educate me, so I could understand what might happen. It's amazing how great they were. They got me a great outcome - which I will never forget. I always refer my friends and family to them.
It's rare for me to say - I am satisfied with an attorney. I don;t like attorneys, but I was VERY satisfied with the quality and professionalism from the H&M Law Firm. I am extremely happy with the quality of communications. I could call, email, or text, the firm at any time. They always responded to me within 24 hours. Typically, their founding partner: Nima, would reach out to me. He never sounded annoyed. He was always diligent on being clear - and making sure I was fine. He helped me out of a very tough legal situation - which…
This is a Los Angeles DUI law firm that consists of the top DUI lawyers - all under one roof. I am extremely grateful for this rockstar team of attorneys. Nima, the founding partner - is the best attorney I have met. He is an awesome human being - and is an awesome attorney. He got my case turned into a wet reckless. This is AFTER I blew a .14. My judge told me in front of everyone - that I was VERY lucky that my attorney got me this deal. This showed me that this law firm was extremely…
For the first time, I enjoyed a consultation with my an attorney. I dread thinking about attorneys - and I dreaded going into my DUI consultation. I didn't want to go to jail - I was SO scared. Angelo was very straight, and told me many of their members are former DUI Prosecutors - meaning the DUI firm was extremely competent to handle the case. I felt they are very professional, and they answered all my questions. They were prompt about answering my calls - and never put me on hold. Moreover, Nima - the founding partner, was always available…
No one should have to go through the experience of being arrested, after a DUI. It's a terrible mistake, and the cops make you feel even more terrible. Getting arrested, and then put in the back of a cop car, and put in jail next to murderers and other terrible people is a horrible feeling! It traumatizes you, and I cannot thank H&M enough for getting me out of jail. I owe it all to H&M law firm for getting me through it. I owe it to H&M for getting me through this issue. I was worried that this was…
No one ever thinks about getting arrested. Ask any normal person, getting arrested for DUI charges is going to be the worst day of your life. I am not a heavy drinker. I rarely drink - and I would never consider drinking and driving. At the time of the incident, I was a straight A student - and had a great job. If you make a mistake, and need a Los Angeles dui attorney - then you need Nima and the H&M Law Firm. I did my research online, and found them. They have amazing reviews online, and after my…
The H&M Law Firm has great. They have so many convenient locations, and they are amazing to work with. Many dui attorneys in Los Angeles are unreliable. I had a great experience with H&M. They are very attentive to your personal situations, and understand how difficult the DUI is on your life personally speaking. I was working with Nima and Luis - who were both equally great. I highly recommend picking this law firm - having a former DUI prosecutor is a great asset! You know exactly what to suspect, and there are no surprises. The firm was able to…
They are amazing Los Angeles dui attorneys. They are very professional, and constantly diligent about your future. They truly care about helping protect your future. They are experienced, and i'm extremely grateful I found them online.
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There exist a few people in the world who deserve recognition. Nima Haddadi, is such an attorney. This is the nicest guy you'll ever meet. He's modest, humble, respectful, yet to the point. His case results are amazing - and he's very practical. He understands you're in trouble - he never speeches you. He helps you. He never told me my case would be dismissed ever. He stated that he is most qualified to help me, because he's a former prosecutor in the LA DUI Trial Unit - and so he knows how to best defend me. I could not…
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Frequently Asked Questions
The First Offense
For those who are facing a first-offense DUI charge, it is highly recommended that they have an attorney to assist them during the legal proceedings. While some choose to use a public defender, others prefer to hire a lawyer experienced in handling DUI cases on a consistent basis. Because public defenders are often severely overworked, they often look for the quickest solution in these cases. This usually means a recommendation of pleading guilty to the charges, even if there are areas that could be easily disputed.
When In Doubt, Hire a Los Angeles DUI Attorney
Ultimately, the decision whether or not to hire an attorney rests solely with the individual charged with DUI. However, while many people often choose to represent themselves at trial, the learning curve is generally too steep to ensure success in these situations. Having an experienced lawyer who has the skills and knowledge needed to handle these cases is almost always a person’s best bet, even if they ultimately get convicted of the charge. With court dockets today being overwhelmed with pending cases, the chances of a plea bargain to lesser charges are usually very good. Many prosecutors feel pressured to complete many cases quickly, so they may be very receptive to a potential deal. By hiring the right attorney for your case, you can be sure you will receive expert legal representation that may allow you to avoid more serious charges being pursued against you. Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a crime taken very seriously in Los Angeles. The state and city have zero-tolerance policies in place for offenders. Sentencing can be harsh especially if you go into court without proper representation. It is important to understand what a DUI is and how an attorney can help you when charged with this crime.
There are times when a DUI conviction seems inevitable. This is when you need an attorney the most. A lawyer will work hard to reduce your penalties. The attorney might be able to show mitigating factors that prove you do not deserve the full sentence under the law. Your lawyer can attempt to negotiate with prosecutors in pre-trial hearings for the lightest fines and penalties possible. Attorneys have the knowledge and experience to successfully negotiate with prosecutors and judges in Los Angeles.
These are things that can dramatically increase your penalties or even lead to jail time. Some examples include incredibly high BAC percentages or injuring someone while driving drunk. You need an attorney to help deal with aggravating factors. Your lawyer might be able to explain away some issues or have certain factors removed from the case.
A final way a Los Angeles attorney can help is by negotiating alternative sentences for the DUI charge instead of the traditional fines and jail time. Your lawyer might be able to negotiate mandatory alcohol treatment followed by probation or community service. Your fines might be waived or suspended if you just complete a special driving program. If you want to avoid heavy penalties like jail and thousands of dollars in fines, then you need the help of a good law firm.
Los Angeles has strict laws that allow law enforcement officers to immediately confiscate your driver’s license if suspected of a DUI. A license suspension is avoidable. A knowledgeable DUI attorney can make a case that your license should not be suspended. A lawyer could successfully argue that you need limited access to your vehicle to work and live in California. Your best chance of avoiding a complete license suspension or revocation is through the representation of a lawyer.
One of the primary ways an attorney in Los Angeles can help is by questioning the evidence of the DUI charge in court. A skilled attorney can question many aspects of the case. This includes whether police followed proper procedures or had the right to stop your vehicle. A lawyer can question the validity of the BAC test administered. If your attorney finds problems, then the entire DUI case could be dropped.
The penalties for DUI in Los Angeles range from a yearlong license suspension to fines in the hundreds of dollars. You are likely to be placed on summary probation for up to three years to ensure you do not break the law again. People who have multiple DUI charges could have a license revoked for several years. Jail time is possible if there are aggravating circumstances. You could be forced to complete an alcohol or drug rehabilitation program and pay for an ignition interlock system as well.
A charge of DUI in Los Angeles means law enforcement believes you were operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in some way. The charge covers alcohol, prescription drugs and illegal drugs. You are legally guilty of a DUI if your blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, is 0.8 percent or higher. The amount is just 0.4 percent if you are driving a commercial vehicle.