Not from Los Angeles but got a DUI in Los Angeles? You are not the first person to learn just how strict the city of Los Angeles is when it comes to DUI’s. Now you know. Sure Los Angeles is a great place to visit but it is certainly not a great place to get a DUI in. In fact, the entire state of California is considered one of the strictest in the nation when it comes to DUI patrolling and punishments—bet they didn’t include that in the tour books. That being said, we have some helpful advice on how to handle an out of state DUI.
Your DUI in Los Angeles
In Los Angeles, you are required to attend a court date within ten days of receiving your DUI. For many, this requirement is an extremely large inconvenience because of the obvious geographic reasons. If we are hired as your attorney, we will many any and all court appearances for you. If you choose to go it alone, then you may be making trips to Los Angeles every month and failing to appear will result in the judge issuing an arrest warrant as well as additional fines, etc. Over the years, we have represented countless individuals in your same position and have learned how to best represent out of state drivers in these cases. With offices in Los Angeles, we are always close to the courts and just a phone call away from you.
Another major issue that out of state drivers deal with during their Los Angeles DUI process has to do with the punishments issued in their case. Whereas you can pay the fines associated with your conviction from anywhere, many of the other traditional punishments attached to a Los Angeles DUI requiring actually being in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, performing community service duties in Los Angeles would require a long drive or plane ride and meeting with a probation officer would be the same annoyance. Our tip for these issues is the same as our tip for the first issue, consider hiring us as your attorney. We will make sure the judge in your case knows how inconvenient some of these punishments are and work to get you feasible alternatives. For instance, you can mail in your probation requirements rather than meet with an officer in person and buy community service hours when possible. Our hope is that you will only come to Los Angeles for vacation and not have to come to court at all.
We know how stressful a DUI is and how dealing with it from another state can become even more of a headache. We will explain to you all the details concerning a California DUI and make court appearances for you. And as always, we will work hard to get you the best results possible and let you know exactly what is going on in your case as well as your legal options. Give us a call day or night for an obligation-free consultation on your case. We look forward to hearing from you!
Originally posted 2016-04-02 14:21:27.