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Berglund Law Office, P.C.

Berglund Law Office, P.C. represents individuals arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) and other misdemeanor vehicle code violations, such as driving on a suspended driver's license.  We also handle Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearings, traffic tickets, and criminal record expungements.  Call us at (877) 203-4377 or fill out our CONTACT form to schedule a free consultation.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, it is important that you understand the charges against you and what your legal rights are.  California's DUI laws are complex, and sometimes severe.  CONTACT our office today if you have been arrested for DUI.  The last thing that you want to do is show up to Court by yourself without first speaking to an experienced DUI lawyer.  Entering a guilty plea in Court and not understanding the consequences of a DUI criminal conviction may have a detrimental effect on your future.  Criminal convictions can be used against you for future employment opportunities, immigration and travel visas, and child custody orders.  Visit our DUI page on our website for more information. 

DMV APS HEARINGS

If you were arrested for DUI with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher you will also face an administrative action by the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Berglund Law Office, P.C. also handles the "Administrative Per Se" (APS) hearings associated with a DUI arrest.  Visit our DMV Hearings page to learn more about the APS and other hearings.

OTHER CRIMINAL VEHICLE CODE OFFENSES

In addition to DUI, there are a number of other Vehicle Code offenses that are criminal rather than traffic infractions.  Reckless driving, exhibition of speed, and driving on a suspended license are a few examples.  Berglund Law Office, P.C. also provides representation to those charged with these offenses.  

TRAFFIC TICKETS

There are can be many possible adverse consequences if convicted of a traffic infraction violation.  You will have to pay a fine, some violations carry fines of nearly $1,000.  You may also be assessed points on your driving record for moving violations, such as speeding, running a red light, making an unsafe lane change, etc.  Some violations result in one point.  Other, more serious violations may result in two points.  There are even more consequences for commercial drivers.  Visit our TRAFFIC TICKETS page for more information.

CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENTS

If you have a criminal conviction on your record, for DUI or anything else, you may be eligible to have the case expunged from your record.  California Penal Code Section 1203.4 allows a person who has fulfilled the conditions of probation for the entire period of probation to petition the Court to have the criminal conviction vacated and the case dismissed.  In order to have this done, a Petition for Dismissal is filed in the court where the conviction occurred.  CONTACT our office today to see if you are eligible to begin the expungement process.  

 

  • Penalties for Driving Without IID

    A person convicted of DUI may be ordered by either the Court or the DMV to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in any vehicle that they own or operate.  In fact, for repeat DUI offenders or first time offenders with a case involving an injury, an IID will be required by DMV before they wil...
  • New 2020 California Traffic Laws

    As with almost every new calendar year, new laws take effect on January 1.  This year is no exception.  There are a handful of new traffic laws that went into effect effective January 1, 2020, including the following: Vehicle Code section 27151, which prohibits a person from "modifying" an exh...
  • Do I Have To Take Field Sobriety Tests?

    I am frequently asked whether or not a person is required to take field sobriety tests (aka FST's) if a police officer asks them to do so.  The answer to that questions is no, however if the person is already on probation for a previous DUI conviction that may be in violation of probation if they...
  • Can Sober Drivers Be Arrested for DUI?

    A scandal of sorts is taking place in Phoenix, Arizona, regarding several recent DUI arrests.  Local media is reporting that a Phoenix Police Department officer, who is also a DUI Drug Recognition Examiner (DRE), has made 56 DUI arrests since April, 2018.  However, 9 of those drivers had their ca...
  • DUI Patrols and Checkpoints Scheduled Across Los Angeles Through New Year's Eve

    The Los Angeles Police Department has announced continuous saturation patrols and over a dozen DUI checkpoints through New Year's Eve.  The patrols and checkpoints started on Friday evening, December 27.  The California Highway Patrol will also be operating a "maximum enforcement period" during t...

You Are Not Alone

Facing DUI charges is an unpleasant experience. We are here for our clients through every step of the process and will make sure that you receive the best representation possible. You will always be able to reach us when you have questions about your case. You can be assured that we will fight to obtain the best possible outcome.

Free Consultation

There is no charge for the DUI phone consultation. We want to hear everything that happened both before and after you were arrested. Attorney Robert D. Berglund will personally speak with you about your case and provide you with an honest analysis. Contact us today.

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