Los Angeles DUI Lawyer
Aggressive Defense for the Accused
If you were pulled over for suspected drunk driving and placed under arrest, your situation could not be more serious. Cases of DUI are taken very seriously in Los Angeles and law enforcement is determined in their efforts to find and arrest suspected offenders. For this reason, if you were accused of driving under the influence, you need a strong legal representative on your side. Our team at
Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP is dedicated to providing aggressive defense for those who have been arrested for this crime. With
over 25 years of experience in defending people throughout the Los Angeles area, you can rely on our team to do whatever it takes to protect your best interests and get your charges dropped.
We have been AV® rated Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell® for our legal skill and high standard of ethics. This is the highest possible ranking that any attorney or law firm can hope to receive. Our legal peers in the DUI defense field have recognized Floyd, Skeren & Kelley for our high ethical standards and our commitment to excellence in representing our clients. This peer rating is very difficult to earn and we are proud of our team for achieving this honor. We have also been named members of the National College for DUI Defense, which serves as another testament to our tireless devotion to our clients. We understand that not everyone who is accused of DUI is guilty and we also understand that many people are falsely accused of crimes they did not commit. Whatever your case is, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team today so that we can examine your case.
Types of DUI Cases
The severity of the possible penalties you could be facing vary based on the circumstances of your offense. For example, a second or third DUI offense will be punished more harshly than would a first DUI offense. If you were accused of causing an
accident leading to
manslaughter, your penalties will also increase. For those under the age of 21 who were found to be drinking and driving, they could be convicted of
DUI as a minor.
Out of state DUI will also have different ramifications, both in the state you were arrested in as well as in your home state. Possible punishments that you could be facing include:
vehicle impoundment, fines, jail, community service, and more.
Punishments are extensive and come at a great cost to those who are charged with a DUI. However, what many people do not realize is that there are ways to defend yourself against such an accusation and that there are ways to challenge the evidence against you. For example, if you were asked to perform a
field sobriety test and failed it, you may erroneously believe that your case is now hopeless. We have experience in examining the evidence against you and challenging it in court. If you were not clearly given instructions or were wrongfully pulled over in the first place, all evidence against you could be thrown out of court. The same is true regarding chemical testing.
Breath tests and
blood tests are helpful in determining the blood alcohol content of an individual, but they are not always accurate. If the device was not property calibrated or the law enforcement officer did not correctly administer the test, it could give out an inaccurate reading.
After a Drunk Driving Arrest
After you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you will have to schedule a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles. At the DMV hearing, you will be able to challenge your license suspension, but the hearing must be scheduled within 10 days following your arrest. After this, it is crucial that you have an attorney on your side during the
DUI court process. The outcome of your case could depend on who is defending you in court. Our team understands the DUI law in California and keeps up to date regarding
With an attorney that understands current law, your case is given the opportunity to have a much stronger foundation. Our team takes on each new case with a fresh outlook, and seeks to serve you to the best of our ability. We stay up on current trends in the media and also keep a strict eye on any change in legislative law. Your defense should be one that is not only up to date, but also is well suited for you and the society in which you live. Our team of attorneys is ready to serve you with a sense of dependability and trust, whether or not you have been arrested for a DUI.
If you have not yet been placed under arrest but you have a certain type of warrant out on you, your first step should be to contact our team. An arrest warrant means that you could be placed under arrest at any time and a bench warrant could be issued if you were thought to not have followed a court order. Even if you already have been convicted of DUI in the past, you may be eligible to an
expungement. This means that your record could be permanently sealed to the public and that you be will be able to answer no when asked if you have a criminal record.
Why choose an attorney from Floyd, Skeren & Kelley, LLP?
A drunk driving conviction is a permanent mark on your driving as well as your criminal record. Not only do you face fines, but you could actually be facing jail time. A license suspension will also dramatically alter your way of living because you will no longer be able to get around with the freedom that you used to. Why face these penalties if you don't have to? You can fight your DUI, but you don't have much time after your initial arrest to procure a defense. We are able to act quickly on your behalf.
Our team at Floyd, Skeren & Kelly LLP is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients. Whether you were arrested for federal DUI,
boating under the influence,
DUI involving drugs, or any other type of DUI case, please do not hesitate to contact our team. These types of cases can prove to be extremely complicated and so we are there to walk with you through every stage of the case. Even if the evidence against you seems to be insurmountable, do not give up hope until you learn how we could help you. You can have peace of mind knowing that a strong representative is by your side. Our law firm is highly respected in the area of criminal law due to our determination and legal skill. Do not let one mistake ruin the rest of your life!