With decades of experience, Attorney Jay Jaffe is who you want on your side.
Los Angeles DUI Attorney
Fighting to Protect Your Rights and Driving Privileges
Regardless of whether you've been charged with a first, second, third, or subsequent DUI offense, or have been charged for underage drinking and driving, the penalties for a conviction can be severe. Not only could you be facing jail time and fines, but you could also have your driver's license suspended, which can make it difficult for you to carry out daily tasks or get to work or school. With so much on the line, if you've been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, reach out to an experienced attorney for the legal help you need to fight your charges.
At Jay Jaffe Attorney at Law, I Attorney Jay Jaffe, have over 40 years of experience providing competent counsel to those charged with driving under the influence. I understand the seriousness of this offense and the effects a conviction could have on your life. That is why I am committed to delivering personalized legal representation by getting to know you and the facts of your circumstances. I have an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, and I will be available to you 24/7 to answer any questions you might have about your case.
What Is a DUI?
In California, if a person operates a motor vehicle with an amount of alcohol in their system that impairs their ability to drive safely, or with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher, they could be charged with a DUI.
For a police officer to pull someone over on suspicion of driving under the influence, they must have probable cause to do so. That means they cannot go off of a hunch and must have observed the driver doing something that suggested they were intoxicated.
Driving behaviors an officer might look for include, but are not limited to:
- Failing to stop at a red traffic light
- Rolling through a stop sign
- Weaving between lanes
- Driving below the speed limit
- Driving in more than one lane
If there is evidence to suggest the driver was under the influence, the officer may arrest them.
Upon arresting a person for a DUI, the police officer will take that individual's driver's license and send their information to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which will review the report to determine whether or not driving privileges should be suspended. A DMV administrative hearing must be requested within 10 days of notice to contest the driver's license suspension.
Penalties for a DUI
The penalties for a DUI depend on the specifics of the circumstances.
A first-time driving under the influence conviction could result in the following sanctions:
- 96 hours to 6 months in jail
- $390 to $1,000 fine
- Driver's license suspension for 6 months
Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the penalties increase.
Discuss Your DUI Case Today
If you're facing a DUI charge in Los Angeles, reach out to me as soon as possible. When you retain my services, I will begin building an innovative legal defense on your behalf. While attending USC, I played baseball, and I bring the drive and determination it takes to win games into the courtroom to work toward a favorable outcome in even the toughest cases.
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