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As a Top Manhattan Beach DUI Lawyer, We Fight Your DUI Case, Obtaining the Absolute Best Results Possible Without You Having To Take Time To Attend Court.

If you were recently arrested in or around Manhattan Beach for a DUI and are thinking about hiring a Manhattan Beach DUI Attorney to represent you in both court and DMV, you must know the following three things.

1. Hiring an Manhattan Beach DUI Lawyer Will Help Reduce The Consequences of Your Manhattan Beach DUI Arrest.

Regardless as to whether this is your first DUI in Manhattan Beach , second DUI, or even third DUI offense, if your case is filed as a misdemeanor, your attorney can attend all court appearances on your behalf without you having to personally appear. This will save your time, money and frustration, as the court process is often a long and tedious process.

2. To Fight the Suspension that May Result Due to Your Manhattan Beach DUI Arrest, Your Manhattan Beach DUI Attorney has 10 Days to Contact DMV on Your Behalf.

Your Manhattan Beach DUI attorney has 10 days from the date you were arrested to contact the El Segudno Driver Safety Office and request an Admin Per Se hearing which will fight the impending suspension of your driver’s license.

If you are able to hire an experienced Manhattan Beach DUI Lawyer to defend you in court, it is better to allow your attorney to contact DMV on your behalf to ensure your hearing is set under the best circumstances to avoid the suspension of your drivers license. For more information about the Manhattan Beach DUI DMV process, call 877-717-2889 to speak to an experienced Manhattan Beach DUI Lawyer.

3. Although Most First Offense DUI Defendants Are Not Facing Jail Time, Certain Arrest Circumstances May Cause an Enhancement to be Charged Which Will Require Jail Time

Accidents, excessive speeding, refusing a chemical test, having children in the car, and/or excessively high blood alcohol level are all enhancements to an Manhattan Beach DUI charge which may result in possible jail time. To avoid jail, hire an experienced Manhattan Beach DUI Lawyer to defend your rights at both court and DMV.

Do You Have More Questions About the Manhattan Beach DUI Process?

I can help. My name is Attorney Julia Simmons and I am an Manhattan Beach DUI Lawyer. I have spent years learning the different defenses to DUI arrests, the court’s expectations, the DMV rules, and most importantly, I listen to my client’s needs and expectations and am upfront and honest about the likely outcome of their Manhattan Beach DUI charges..

No matter if this is your 1st DUI, 2nd DUI, 3rd DUI, or 4th DUI charge, I know the rules, requirements, and expectations of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

My Manhattan Beach DUI Arrest was at a Manhattan Beach’s Checkpoint and I know I Passed My Field Sobriety Tests.

The Police are aggressively arresting Los Angeles County residents for driving on a suspended license as well as DUIs. The Manhattan Beach Police Department’s DUI force sets up nightly checkpoints to look for drivers who are under the influence of drugs and or alcohol in order to obtain the maximum about of DUI arrests.

Field Sobriety Tests are formulated to determine a person’s level of intoxication. They are not merely a pass or fail test, but instead a test made to show the officer your level of intoxication.

Luckily, Police cars are equipped with video equipment that often show the reason for the stop as well as your performance on the filed sobriety tests. This evidence is important to your defense both at DMV and court and only an Manhattan Beach DUI Lawyer will be able to obtain and analyze this information on your behalf.

We Focus on Multiple Offense DUI Cases, Such As 2nd DUIs and 3rd DUI Cases.

If this is your second DUI arrest within the last 10 years, you’ve got twice as much as stake. Not only are you looking at a possible 1 year loss of your drivers license, you are looking at possible jail time.

If you are still on probation while you obtained an additional DUI, you are in violation of the terms of your probation, and could seek additional jail time for the probation violation, which means your not only looking at the possible jail time as a result of your new DUI arrest, you’ll have to face the judge on your prior DUI for the probation violation as well.

Unlike some first DUI offenses, for a second DUI and third DUI case, the difference between having a DUI attorney represent you in court will make a drastic difference in the consequences of your DUI case.

If you have had 2 prior DUI convictions within the past 10 years and this is your 3rd DUI arrest, the statutory minimum jail time is 120 days. In additional to the jail time, you court could deem you a habitual DUI offender and subsequently suspend your drivers license to up to 10 years.

Thereby the consequences of a third DUI offense are SEVERE, but you must KNOW THIS, 120 days spent in actual jail and the 10 years suspension of your drivers license, can be avoided with an experienced DUI attorney who is dedicated to keep you out of jail and behind the wheel.

Manhattan Beach  DUI Consequences

Please note that the consequences of your Manhattan Beach DUI arrest will vary with the circumstances surrounding your arrest, thereby DUI consequences and/or punishments can vary greatly.  I understand this is frustrating, but consequences vary according to the details of your arrest… To know exactly what you could face, you’re going to have to explain the details of your recent Manhattan Beach arrest to an experienced Manhattan Beach DUI attorney.  However, general DUI consequences are as follows:

  •     * Suspended License up to 10 years
  •     * Jail
  •     * Fines $2,500 +
  •     * Alcohol School
  •     * Community Service
  •     * Court Ordered Rehabilitation
  •     * Increased Insurance Rates
  •     * MADD Classes
  •     * Probation
  •     * Victim’s Restitution
  •     * AA Classes
  •     * House Arrest or Alcohol Monitoring
  •     * Criminal Conviction with Prior-ability.

With this much at stake, how does it make sense not to hire an experienced Manhattan Beach DUI attorney ready and able to fight your Manhattan Beach DUI and protect your rights?

What Are The Benefits Of Hiring a Manhattan Beach DUI Lawyer?

Hiring the right Manhattan Beach DUI attorney will save you time, money, frustration, and will likely result in a reduced sentence and/or punishment or even possible acquittal of the DUI charges.

The DUI court process is confusing, so much so, individuals handling their own case often wind up in more trouble than merely a DUI due to a misunderstanding of the law and the court’s requirements. 

Hiring an Manhattan Beach DUI Attorney will also help you stay out of the courthouse.

If your Manhattan Beach DUI is filed as a misdemeanor, your Manhattan Beach DUI attorney can attend both the court hearings and DMV hearings on your behalf.  Does this sound strange?  How Could this Be?

Well, for misdemeanor cases, an Manhattan Beach DUI Attorney can appear 977- or with your authority, without you having to appear in court.  This is greatly beneficial since the court process for any Manhattan Beach DUI charge can be long and tedious.

Save yourself the grief and hire an Manhattan Beach DUI attorney to appear in court on your behalf.

Hiring an Manhattan Beach DUI Attorney Can Help You Save Your License!

You must act quickly because you only have 10 Days for your Manhattan Beach DUI Attorney to contact DMV to fight the License Suspension from your Manhattan Beach DUI arrest.

For most Manhattan Beach DUI, the case has two parts:

1. The DUI criminal case out of the Torrance Superior Court

2. DMV hearing held at the Driver Safety Office of the Jurisdiction where your California DUI occurred.

Most California DUI cases only have 10 days from the day person is cited or arrested to contact DMV to request a Manhattan Beach DMV hearing and a Stay of Suspension.  Failure to contact DMV may result in an irreversible suspension of your California Driving privilege.

DON’T WAIT UNTIL ITS TOO LATE TO FIGHT, contact an experienced DUI attorney now at 877-717-2889.

Our Mission Extends To Beyond Being Just a Manhattan Beach DUI Attorney

Lawyers are sometimes known for taking people’s money without doing all the required work on a case, not returning phone calls, and unfortunately leaving their client’s without appropriate representation in their time of need.

Not at my law firm.  I pride myself on always being there for my clients, giving each individual both the time and counseling they deserve.  Call 877-717-2889 to experience the difference for yourself.