Dui – Driving under the Influence
Perhaps the most common driving violation with serious consequences is driving under the influence, or DUI. Under California Vehicle Code 23152, “it is unlawful for a person to operate a vehicle while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage, with a per se violation if the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher”.
Manshoory Law Group provides full service representation on DUI/DWI cases including Court appearances and all DMV matters throughout the Los Angeles county area.
I got a DUI, what should I do?
Contact our office immediately for your free consultation. California Law states that if you do not contest the DMV’s suspension of your license within 10 days of your arrest, you lose any chance at saving your license. Manshoory Law Group can handle all of this for you. Remember -You may lose your right to the hearing if you miss the deadline within the 10 days. That is why it is important to contact Manshoory Law Group immediately after a DUI arrest.
I’m scared of going to court?
Once our office has been retained, Manshoory Law Group will appear on your behalf and you may never have to step foot in court. DUI cases usually take 3-4 different hearings that can tie you up in court all day. Our firm can take care of this, allowing you not to miss any time from work and giving you peace of mind that your case is in good hands.
I didn’t call the DMV within 10 days, is all hope lost?
Perhaps not. If you missed the 10-day deadline, our office can still help you obtain a restricted license which will allow you to drive to and from work and or school.
Why should I hire an attorney if I know I’m guilty of the charge?
Most people don’t realize that DUI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law. To the average person, it may appear that you have no hope.
But each DMV hearing and DUI case needs to satisfy ALL of the technical requirements of California Criminal Law. The average person has no idea what these requirements are, and not hiring an experienced DUI Defense attorney throws away any chance of obtaining a positive outcome.
What if I just can’t afford to hire an attorney?
You can’t afford not to. A DUI arrest can affect every aspect of your life, from your ability to work to your freedom. Hiring the wrong attorney or not hiring an attorney can cause you to lose your license, your job and your freedom. Manshoory Law Group realizes that this is a financially difficult time, that is why we will work with you to set a comfortable payment plan. The alternative of having no attorney is much costlier.
What are some defenses I may have to my DUI?
DUI cases are very complex and involve many intricate laws and procedures that the police must comply with. An experienced criminal defense attorney like Shaheen Manshoory and his associates can analyze your case and find what issues or loopholes your case may have.
Here are some defenses:
- Lack of Probable Cause to stop- If police had no reason or justification or a questionable reason to stop your vehicle, everything that occurs after the stop cannot be held against you to establish a DUI.
- Unlawful Arrest–Police did not have probable cause to arrest you.
- Unreliable chemical test– requests all records for the machine you use to verify its calibration and accuracy.
- Lack of Driving Evidence-Police’s evidence of your driving is weak or lacking.
- 15-minute observation period– Police did not observe you continuously prior to your chemical test.
- Rising Blood Alcohol defense– your B.A.C was not over .08 at time of arrest but peaked over during arrest and investigation.
Your criminal defense attorney can also use several techniques explained in full in our Field Sobriety Test article.
Do DUI’s carry other charges?
Enhancements are factors that can make a somewhat routine DUI into a more serious offense. Enhancements can cause the D.A. to request jail time, longer alcohol classes, and more community labor.
Some factors considered when determining how severe a DUI penalty will be are:
- Was there an accident?
- Was there dangerous driving? i.e. speeding, reckless driving.
- Did you have high Blood Alcohol Content?
- Did you refuse to take a chemical test?
- Did you have underage passengers?
- Have you ever been convicted of DUI before?
Simply having one or more of the above factors can mean you are facing the loss of your freedom, your license or both. Contact Manshoory Law Group, our firm has been able to dismiss damaging enhancements for our clients.
Why hire Manshoory Law Group?
Experience, Knowledge, Honesty, Compassion and an undaunting commitment to provide our clients the best legal defense in order to ensure their freedom. Unlike other attorneys that “sugarcoat” facts or scare you into hiring them, the Attorneys at Manshoory Law Group treat their clients with respect and provide clear case evaluations. They have handled hundreds of DUI cases successfully, including serious felony DUI’s, Refusals, DUI’s with priors, First time DUI’s, etc.
What if I have more questions?
Contact Manshoory Law Group for a free, no obligation phone consultation.
Call (877) 977-7750)