Studio City DUI Lawyer
Berglund Law Office, P.C. is a law firm that specializes in defending persons arrested for Driving Under the Influence. 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. CONTACT our office today if received a DUI in Studio City.
LAPD DUI Enforcement in Studio City
The streets of Ventura Blvd. in Studio City are full of pedestrians and the Los Angeles Police Department makes their safety a priority. LAPD regularly conducts patrols looking for suspected DUI drivers. DUI checkpoints are frequent held in Studio City. A major benefit of DUI checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drug impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers. LAPD has zero tolerance for DUI drivers and encourages anyone who goes out drinking at one of the many popular Studio City bars to use Uber or Lyft to get home safely. If you are caught drunk driving you will be arrested. Misdemeanor DUI arrest reports from Studio City are forwarded to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution. Felony DUI arrest reports are forwarded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. If you need a Studio City DUI Lawyer to defend you against DUI charges, CONTACT our office today.
10 Days to Request DMV Hearing
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 Driving Under the Influence of alcohol, the LAPD 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 fail 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 you have prior DUI offenses and how many. An experienced Studio City DUI Lawyer should be contacted as soon as possible following a DUI arrest to ensure that your driving privilege is protected.
Types of DUI Cases
You can be arrested for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, marijuana, and prescription drugs. If the police 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, blow .08 or greater on the preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test, or show other signs of impairment, you will be placed under arrest for DUI. 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 prosecuting agency, either the Los Angeles City Attorney or 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.
Criminal Charges Filed
If you are arrested for DUI in Studio City, 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. Studio City misdemeanor and felony DUI cases will be filed at the Van Nuys Courthouse. DUI Arraignments are held in Dept. 103. The Judges at the Van Nuys Courthouse are very tough on DUI cases, sometimes ordering mandatory attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous classes as a condition of OR release, ordering installation of an alcohol monitoring device, or SCRAM, and setting bail for persons charged with a 2nd or 3rd misdemeanor DUI offenses. Bail is always set in felony DUI cases. Do not go to Court alone and represent yourself. Do not assume that you must plea guilty to DUI and have no other options.
Dedicated Studio City DUI Defense Lawyer
Studio City is a neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles located in the San Fernando Valley. Studio City is home to many notable residents from the entertainment and music industries. The world famous Universal Studios is located just east of Studio City and is easily accessible from Studio City hotels and restaurants. CBS Studio Center is home to 18 sound stages and is home to many television productions. The main thoroughfare through Studio City is Ventura Boulevard which is home to many trendy bars and restaurants. Law enforcement officers watch patrons depart from these popular locations and are looking for bad driving that will provide them with a lawful reason to stop the vehicle. If they observe objective symptoms of impairment, a DUI investigation will be performed. If officers believe that you are impaired, you will be arrested for DUI.
If you are facing DUI charges, CONTACT a skilled Studio City 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 Studio City DUI charges, CONTACT our office today for a free and confidential consultation.