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Traffic Ticket Attorney and DUI Lawyer Defends All Traffic Tickets Including Speeding Tickets, Radar Tickets, License Suspensions, Warrants, DUI, Drunk Driving. Please call us at (866) 568-2936.

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California DUI Attorney / Lawyer Defends on All Traffic Tickets or Traffic Violations Including Speeding Tickets, Radar Tickets, Red Light Camera Tickets, License Suspensions, Warrants, DUI / DWI, Drunk Driving, and DMV Hearings for Commercial and Non-Commercial Drivers.

A Law Firm That Assists DUI Offenders

Being charged with a DUI, DWI, or drunk driving in California can result in hefty penalties, including loss of driver's license, traffic tickets, increases in insurance costs, fines, court costs, and even jail time. It's important that you secure proper legal representation as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Robert B. Hakim, we take pride in our ability to listen to your case and determine the best possible course of action. Contact us today in Los Angeles, California, to get the legal representation you need on your drunk driving charge from one of the most respected and feared law firms in the area.

Robert B. Hakim

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Drunk Driving Facts

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in California is usually considered a criminal offense, and a DUI arrest can have a serious affect on your life if handled improperly. Another factor to consider if convicted of a DUI in California is your insurance company. Your insurance company will usually either raise your rates significantly or cancel your policy completely. If your insurance policy is cancelled or not renewed, you will still be able to find insurance, but your rates will most likely be higher. Your DUI conviction will also stay on your driving record for 10 years, making it harder for you to obtain auto insurance.

Even a first DUI offense can have serious consequences. You may lose your driving privileges, and if you are convicted you may face imprisonment as well as fines, community service, probation, alcohol treatment, and DUI School. With the right DUI attorney on your side, however, you have the opportunity to avoid all these penalties and face a brighter future. At our firm, we understand firsthand just how serious a DUI conviction is.


You have only 10 days to contact the DMV and schedule your hearing regarding the suspension of your driver's license following a DUI arrest. If you do not request a hearing, your driving privileges will be suspended 30 days after your arrest. An attorney can contact the California DMV and request a hearing for you. An attorney can also represent you at the hearing in order to protect your driver's license.

Drunk Driving Laws

California has 2 basic drunk driving laws:

23152(a): It is a misdemeanor to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

23152(b): It is a misdemeanor to drive with .08% or more of alcohol in your blood.

Testing Laws

Vehicle Code section 23153 states that the felony DUI provisions where an injury results from the drunk driving, while Penal Code sections 191.5 and 192 describe vehicular manslaughter where there is a death. You have legal rights that police often disregard. However, there must be legally sufficient facts to establish probable cause, to stop, detain, and arrest you. Submission to field sobriety testing and portable field breath is not required by law. If you are arrested, they must state your constitutional rights- called a Miranda warning- before any further questioning commences.


You must also be given a choice of breath or blood testing, and if refused you must be advised of the implied consent. If a breath test is administered at the police station, a blood sample must also be taken so that there is evidence saved for later testing by a defense attorney. By law, an individual is not required to answer any questions that could incriminate them. An individual is allowed to ask to speak with an attorney before answering any questions. If you do state that you have been drinking, you are putting yourself in a dangerous position.

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