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2nd & 3rd DUI
Blood Test
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DMV Hearings
Drugs / Alcohol & DUI
Federal DUI
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Underage DUI
Vehicular Manslaughter
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Frequently Asked Questions

Culver City DUI Attorney Serving Santa Monica, Brentwood, Marina del Ray & all of West LA

What penalties will I face for a DUI conviction?

The penalties for a DUI conviction vary according to the severity of the charge and whether or not you have any prior DUI convictions.  If your DUI involved bodily injury to another, a death or other special circumstances, harsher penalties will be imposed by the law.  DUI conviction can result in fines, community service, probation, mandatory alcohol awareness programs, suspension of your driver's license and jail or prison time.  Multiple DUI convictions bring about stiffer fines and penalties.

I've just been arrested for DUI, what happens now?

In our state, your arrest brings about two separate legal actions against you.  One is the criminal case that will be tried in the courts and the other is a hearing before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) regarding the suspension of your driver's license.  An attorney from our firm, experienced in DMV procedures, can work with you towards the goal of restoring your driving privileges as well as representing you for the criminal proceedings.  It is best to be represented by a Santa Monica DUI lawyer who knows the DUI laws and what it takes to win at trial.

Can an arrest for DUI be successfully defended?

DUI charges can and have been successfully defended many times in the past.  DUI cases require thorough investigation and preparation plus the ability to properly present your case to the court.  Field sobriety tests and blood tests can be conducted incorrectly or there may be errors in the tests themselves.  Failures in police procedures or in the handling of evidence can result in evidence being inadmissible at the trial.  At Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP our experience shows that getting started early in the process is a key to victory.

Is an attorney really needed to defend against DUI charges?

You have the right to represent yourself in court or in front of the DMV.  According to statistics released by the DMV, the State of California has a 75% success rate in convicting those arrested for DUI.  Attorneys from our firm are former law enforcement, prosecutors and public defenders.  We know how the criminal justice system works and what it takes to persevere and win in DUI cases.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI, quickly contact a Santa Monica DUI Attorney for professional and experienced legal assistance.

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