DUI Attorney Tips
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, you will need an experienced and aggressive DUI attorney. The stakes are too high to take these charges lightly. Consequences may include jail, a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license and loss of employment, just to name a few. Subsequently, it is important to have a knowledgeable DUI lawyer in your corner.
We vigorously fight to defend our clients in the courtroom and the DMV hearings. It cannot be stressed enough, how important the DMV hearings actually are. For instance, even if the Rollins Law Group is successful in getting your DUI charges dismissed, that does not prohibit the DMV from still suspending your license. Although their actions may overlap, they are two entirely different entities. That is another reason why you must retain a zealous DUI attorney.
A request for a DMV hearing must be made within ten (10) days of the arrest. The DMV hearing can be conducted in person or by telephone. The Rollins Law Group always handles our client’s hearings in person. Although in person DMV hearings are much more time consuming, they have allowed us to establish an excellent rapport with a large number of DMV hearing officers throughout Los Angeles County and beyond.
Court Appearances by our DUI Attorney
Another benefit to obtaining an experienced DUI attorney is that we can usually make all court appearances on your behalf without you actually having to miss work or school. This substantially decreases the likelihood that your employer will discover you are facing DUI charges. Still, clients are always welcome to attend all court proceedings, but it is understood that getting time off to appear in court can be difficult, if not impossible for some people. The court generally does not care if a defendant personally appears in court. The general exceptions include an extremely high blood alcohol level, DUI with an accident or the client is a repeat offender. Defendants, however, must appear in court if there is an accident with an injury or someone has been arrested four times within 10 years for a DUI. In those instances, the government will likely seek felony charges. Still, a skilled DUI attorney can assist in reducing a felony DUI charge to a misdemeanor.
Simply put, a good DUI lawyer is extraordinarily valuable in getting charges dismissed our reduced. That is just what the Rollins Law Group and its criminal defense attorneys are known for. Additionally, our DUI attorney’s can help you avoid jail time, so our clients can keep their jobs and stay home with their loved ones. There are numerous alternatives to jail or prison and the Rollins Law Group is highly experienced in obtaining creative alternatives to imprisonment.
Our DUI attorneys have spent years cultivating strong relationships with numerous District Attorneys, City Attorneys, DMV Hearing Officers and Bench Officers. We gladly welcome the opportunity to put our experience to use for your criminal case. Please feel free to contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free consultation.