DUI's in Glendale
DUI's in Glendale are treated very seriously by the Glendale Police and the prosecutors. If you are arrested for DUI in Glendale it is best to CONTACT an experienced DUI Lawyer as soon as possible. Berglund Law Office, P.C. is a law firm that specializes in defending persons arrested for DUI. DUI Attorney Robert D. Berglund vigorously represents his clients to ensure that they are treated fairly under the law and receive the best possible outcome in their cases. If you are arrested for DUI involving alcohol there will likely be two separate proceedings against you: a criminal case and an administrative action by the DMV.
Glendale DUI Criminal Charges Filed
If you are arrested for DUI in Glendale, a criminal complaint will be filed against you unless the prosecutor declines to file the case due to insufficient evidence. A DUI conviction can have a devastating impact on a person's life, adversely affecting employment, finances, child custody agreements, and freedom.
Glendale misdemeanor DUI cases will be filed at the Glendale Courthouse. The case will be assigned to either Dept. 1 - Judge Carlos Vasquez, Dept. 2 - Judge Beverly Bourne, or Dept. 3 - Judge Tim Saito. Felony DUI cases will be filed at the Pasadena Courthouse. Do not go to Court alone and represent yourself. Do not assume that you must plea guilty to DUI and have no other options. Berglund Law Office, P.C. specializes in defending those facing DUI charges. Call our office at (877) 203-4377 or submit our CONTACT form today to speak with an experienced Glendale DUI lawyer.
10 Days to Request Glendale DMV Hearing
A DUI can have serious consequences on your driver's license. DUI is a criminal offense, not to be mistaken with a traffic violation such as speeding or running a red light. If you were arrested on suspicion of DUI involving alcohol, the Glendale Police Department or other law enforcement officers likely confiscated your driver's license and issued a pink "temporary" license that is good for 30 days. However, you only have 10 days from the arrest date to request a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing from the DMV Driver Safety Office.
If you do not contact DMV to request an APS hearing, your driver's license will automatically be suspended upon expiration of the temporary license. How long the license remains suspended will depend on whether or not you have prior DUI offenses and how many. An experienced Glendale DUI lawyer should be contacted as soon as possible following a DUI arrest to ensure that your driving privilege is protected.
Arrested for DUI in Glendale
DUI arrests have declined overall in some cities, in part because of more awareness about the consequences of DUI and the popularity of Uber and Lyft. Some cities are also experiencing limited law enforcement resources available for DUI patrols as there has been an increase in other types of crime over the past few years. However, this is not the case in Glendale. The Glendale Police Department remains very active in its DUI enforcement efforts. The department recently received a $425,000 grant from the state in 2018 which will go toward several education and enforcement activities conducted by the department including DUI checkpoints, saturation patrols and the identification of repeat DUI offenders.
Glendale DUI Prosecution
If you are suspected of DUI in Glendale you will be arrested. Misdemeanor and felony DUI arrest reports from Glendale are forwarded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution. If you need a Glendale DUI lawyer to defend you against DUI charges, CONTACT our office today. Do not go to court alone with the intention of representing yourself.
Types of DUI Cases
You can be arrested for DUI involving not only alcohol but also marijuana, illegal drugs, and prescription drugs. If the Glendale Police Department officers believe that your ability to drive has been impaired, a DUI investigation will be initiated. If you were observed driving recklessly, got into an accident, fail to perform well on the field sobriety tests, or show other signs of impairment, you will be placed under arrest for DUI.
Glendale DUI Defenses
The possible defenses to the charges vary depending on the type of case and the specific circumstances. In addition to listening to your recollection of the events of the incident, a good DUI Lawyer will thoroughly review the police report, review any and all available audio or video of the investigation and arrest, request all items of evidence that the Los Angeles County District Attorney will use against you, and consult with an expert to review breath and/or blood analysis records. A customized "game plan" to defend you will then be developed to best represent you.
Glendale Police Department DUI Enforcement Team
The city of Glendale has a population of approximately 200,000. Glendale was named the ninth-safest city in America in a report published by 24/7 Wall Street based on violent crime rates in cities with more than 100,000 people. Another report written by real estate company Movoto used FBI data crime data from 2013 to conduct a study of 100 U.S. cities and concluded that Glendale was the safest mid-sized city in America.
In order to maintain it's standing as one of the safest cities in America, the Glendale Police Department keeps a strong presence throughout the city conducting regular patrols for criminal activity. The Glendale Police Department's DUI Enforcement Team regularly conducts saturation patrols looking for DUI drivers and conducts DUI checkpoints in Glendale. Glendale PD statistics show that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely. The California Highway Patrol also assists in DUI saturation patrols on the 134 and 2 freeways.
The Glendale Police Department receives funding for its DUI operations from the California Office of Traffic Safety, (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These organizations provide traffic safety grant funds to law enforcement agencies to assist in reducing traffic deaths and injuries. Glendale PD receives grant money on a regular basis and uses it primarily to prevent people from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and to remove DUI drivers from the road. If you are caught drunk driving in Glendale, you will be arrested.
Dedicated Glendale DUI Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for DUI, CONTACT a skilled Glendale DUI lawyer today. DUI Attorney Robert D. Berglund will personally speak with you about what happened. He will ask you to tell him your story and explain exactly what happened, understanding that each and every DUI case is unique in its own way. This information will allow him to evaluate your case carefully and look for any problems of proof that the prosecution may have in proving its DUI case against you. Do not delay if you are facing Glendale DUI charges, CONTACT our office today for a free and confidential consultation.