After 3 decades of DUI defense practice in the South Bay, our DUI attorneys have successfully defended virtually every possible variation of drunk driving offenses in Torrance Court. Our drunk driving defense experience ranges from standard first offense misdemeanor DUIs, DUI refusals, DUI checkpoint arrests, DUIs with commercial and professional licenses, and DUIs involving hit and run to more serious felony DUIs due multiple prior drunk convictions, DUIs with accidents causing injury, or vehicular manslaughter. Every drunk driving case is different. However, every Torrance DUI case our firm defends will receive the benefits of the following courtroom advantages:
- A Former Torrance DUI Prosecutor
- A Former LASD & CHP Breath Testing Instructor
- Over 35 Years of DUI Defense Experience
- A Board Certified Specialist
- A top rated Super Lawyer
- An AV Rated Preeminent Attorney
South Bay Drunk Driving Punishments
The punishment for a DUI in Torrance Court depends on several factors, including your BAC level, prior history of drunk driving, and whether aggravating factors are present, such as your refusal to submit to a chemical test, a traffic collision resulting in injuries to another, or drunk driving with a minor child in your vehicle (child endangerment). Your potential sentence for a 1st offense DUI conviction can range from probation, fines, and a 3, 6, or 9 month, court-ordered DUI education program. If you are charged with a felony DUI causing injuries, you face a potential state prison sentence even as a first offender. The punishment for a DUI conviction can be further compounded by the mandatory 6 month driver’s license suspension if you are a first offender. However, a conviction for a 1st offense DUI refusal would result in a mandatory 1 year license suspension with no eligibility for restricted driving. The quality of your defense and skill of your DUI lawyer is critical toward improving your chances of avoiding a license suspension, harsh penalties, or a drunk driving conviction on your permanent record. The consequences of a DUI arrest in the South Bay can be lessened with the proper legal guidance.
Avoid The Automatic DMV Suspension By Calling Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP Today
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Palos Verdes, or Lomita, call our DUI lawyers now at (424) 757-0865 for a free case review. You only have 10 days to from your arrest date to request a DMV administrative hearing to delay and possibly prevent the suspension of your driving privilege. If you seek the best possible outcome to your DUI case, you should contact our Torrance office today to learn how we can help you.