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Our criminal defense law firm is available 24/7 to help you, regardless of when you get arrested.
Reason Clients Hire Us
Our firm is founded by top tier attorneys and former prosecutors. We have inside knowledge of how the criminal justice system works. We know judges, and opposing counsels, on a personal level and can help secure you the best outcome. Our focus is on getting your case dismissed, or charges significantly lowered - so it doens't impact your life.
recent case results
Homicide 6 years in jail
Gun Possession 10 years in jail
Kidnapping 12 years in jail
Homicide 6 years in jail
Drug Possession 9 years in jail
DUI (.15) 3 years in jail
Felony DUI (.13) 5 years in jail
DUI (.09) 6 years in jail
San Gabriel Dui Lawyers
Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is an extremely serious matter that can result in massive fines, the loss of driving privileges and even the potential for jail time. For this reason, securing effective legal representation from H&M is a vital part of ensuring that the defendant will receive the best assistance possible.
DUIs in California
In California, a first-time DUI conviction where there has been no bodily injury or death can result in the following penalties:
• Fines that can easily exceed $1,800.
• A 48-hour jail sentence. Alternately, the defendant may face a 90-day driving restriction which limits where and when he or she can drive. This is in addition to a four-month suspension of driving privileges by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
• Completing a $500 alcohol-treatment program that will last a minimum of three months. If the defendant’s blood alcohol level was 0.20 percent or higher, the duration of the program will be nine months.
Subsequent offenses will result in increased penalties, substantially increasing fines, possible jail-time and the length of any license suspension.
DUIs and Auto Accidents
In California, a DUI that results in the death or serious injury of another individual can result in felony charges being placed against the defendant. If the defendant is accused of causing the death of another individual due to his or her actions, a guilty verdict can result in a prison sentence of up to five years, depending on the defendant’s previous offenses. In addition, the defendant is likely to face a civil lawsuit, which could result in massive real, and punitive damages.
Finally, individuals who have been found guilty of a DUI offense in California are likely to see their insurance premiums increase dramatically. In addition, many auto insurance companies refuse to insure anyone who has been convicted of a DUI due to the increased risk of a later accident. Even after they have regained their driver’s license, many individuals may find it impossible to find employment in any field that demands they drive a company or private vehicle as a part of their duties.
The Importance of Legal Representation
Due to the serious consequences that can result from a DUI conviction it is vital to secure the services of an attorney who is experienced in defending individuals who have been charged with a DUI offense. A skilled attorney can ensure that their client’s case is handled in a way that will maximize their probability of being found innocent. Should the client be found guilty, their defense attorney can work with the court to ensure that any penalties assessed are reasonable given the nature of the offense.
Some of the services the law firm of H&M can provide include the following:
• Evaluating the evidence in order to determine whether or not it is accurate and was legally obtained.
• Developing a rapport with the jury and other court officials in order to effectively present their client’s defense.
• Using an in depth knowledge of California law to develop an effective defense strategy.
In addition, an experienced attorney who works in the area will understand the court system’s culture. The lawyer knows how individual judges and prosecutors will behave which can dramatically improve the client’s position. Furthermore, unlike a court appointed attorney, a private criminal defense attorney can devote his or her full attention to the client’s case.
Being convicted of a DUI can have devastating personal and professional consequences for the defendant and their family alike. For this reason, anyone who is in this position should immediately contact H&M for a personal consultation. By doing so, anyone facing a DUI charge can be assured of receiving the skilled and effective legal representation that he or she deserves.