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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
Torrance Dui Lawyers
If you’re from Torrance and are facing a DUI charge, then you need a good lawyer that knows your local laws and can help you fight those criminal allegations before they have a chance to come in and ruin your life. We here at H&M have the experience you need to help you when you need it most, so make sure to contact us immediately if you’re facing a DUI charge. If you don’t, there are some very serious consequences you could face, such as the following:
Serious Jail Time
For every state out there, a first-offense DUI alone is classified as a misdemeanor and can be punishable by up to six months in jail, and that time can even be increased under other circumstances. Some of those mitigating factors might be your blood-alcohol content (BAC). If it was very high, you could be facing much more serious charges.
Jail time is one thing, the court that tries you could also impose high fines that can be from anywhere from 500 to 2,000 dollars. This is in addition to the jail time.
Problems with your driver’s license
If you’re charged with a DUI, there will be a large chance that you could be facing a lengthy suspension on your driver’s license, which can come from either the court itself or from the state motor vehicle department. It’s very common for a first offender’s license to be suspended for a full 90 days following a DUI conviction, repeat offenders are suspended for longer: a second offense for a year or a third offense for three years.
Problems with your car
Aside from suspending the driver’s license, some people are given even steeper punishments to make sure they don’t get back on the road. Some of these things may include the confiscation of a car or the cancellation of its registration temporarily or permanently. They might also require an interlock device be attached to the car that you have to breathe in to in order for the car to even start. If your blood alcohol level is above a certain pre-determined threshold, then you won’t be able to drive it at all.
Alternative or other consequences of getting a DUI
You may be ordered to attend alcohol teaching and prevention programs or get treatment for alcohol abuse if you get convicted of a DUI, in addition to any other legal consequences. You may also be forced to contribute to community service or give any victims restitution. Aside from legal penalties, a driver’s insurance company may even come into play. They could drastically increase your rates or just outright cancel your service entirely, and this is more common if the person’s driver’s license has been suspended. You’ll also be kept from certain jobs like bus driving or delivery services.
We can see from the above that getting charged with a DUI is a very serious thing that can seriously screw up your life and finances, which is why it’s incredibly important that you get a team of experienced lawyers to assist you through this troubling time.