The Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin represents clients charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in California. This Los Angeles DUI attorney handles first offences as well as more serious DUI charges such as a multiple offense, a DUI with an associated drug charge or a felony DUI charge. If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, you need an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable in DUI laws in California to represent you.
The seriousness of DUI charges means that you could receive jail time, a high fine and lose your driver’s license. In fact, in California, if you are arrested on a DUI charge, the arresting officer immediately takes your driver’s license and leaves you with a temporary license. That license, however, expires in 30 days and it is up to you to appear at the Department of Motor Vehicles to resolve the issue. You only have ten days in which to schedule a hearing and if you miss the deadline, you will lose your license. An experienced lawyer understands the time frame of license revocation and suspension and can ensure you do not miss your window of opportunity to schedule the proper hearings.
When you are arrested for suspicion of a DUI, you undergo a variety of tests to determine if you are inebriated as well as the level of alcohol in your blood. You may undergo a field sobriety test, a breathalyzer or a urine test. Because Jonathan Franklin is an experienced Hollywood Criminal Attorney, he understands that at times these tests can be conducted improperly or with faulty equipment that may render the test inadmissible. If this were to occur, your case could be dismissed. It could be crucial to your defense to have someone representing you who understands the intricacies of DUI prosecution. Having Los Angeles DUI Defense Lawyers handling your case can mean the difference between time served and having your case dismissed.
The Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin understands the serious offenses that habitual offenders face. If you are convicted of your second, third or even fourth DUI, the consequences are much more serious. But if you have a DUI lawyer defending you, he may be able to negotiate a plea bargain so your case would not have to go to trial. You may end up getting a reduced fine or a reduced sentence as the result of his bargaining on your behalf.
If you are a student, losing your driver’s license could mean that you have no way to attend school. If you are charged with a drug possession charge along with your DUI, you may be ineligible for financial aid and have no way to pay for college. It is imperative to have someone working on your behalf who understands prosecution. They must also understand the evidence that has been compiled against you to ensure that it is legitimate and valid. If you find yourself facing a DUI charge, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin http://www.jonathanfranklinlaw.com for a free initial consultation.