DUI Defense in Ventura County since 1976
At the Law Offices of Steve Pell in Ventura we’ve had numerous jury trials where we’ve had not guilty verdicts in DUI cases. We’ve handled DUI charges in Ventura County since 1976 and genuinely enjoy helping our clients avoid DUI convictions. Law enforcement in Ventura County strictly enforces DUI and makes concentrated efforts to patrol roads during peak DUI days, times, events, and holidays.
As an expert in DUI defense, we’ve tried cases which have helped to shape California State Laws pertaining to DUI and the use of BAC. This long history of DUI defense and close association with DUI experts allows our firm to expertly defend you with an advanced knowledge of DUI law.
There are three parts to a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) case.
How we use Indications and Tests in your DUI case
By meticulously analyzing each aspect of your field test, arrest, and BAC, we’ll determine if any mishandling or misinterpretation has occurred during your DUI arrest and (if applicable) use that information to reduce or remove the charges brought against you. We address every aspect of the DUI case against and attempt to identify areas of the DUI which will cause the case to be dismissed, either because of improper testing, non-conclusive results, or other factors not consistent with a successful DUI conviction.
Following a DUI arrest, a DMV hearing may be requested separate from the criminal trial.
The DMV hearing is used to determine if your driver’s license will be suspended. Based on the circumstances surrounding your case and the criminal court’s findings the DMV may allow you to retain your driver’s license if it determines that the court’s decision equates to an acquittal of charges.
Even if we’ve represented you at your DUI criminal trial, you aren’t required to have us represent you at your DMV hearing.
Factors such as the courts initial charges, reduction of charges, and final decision may all affect the possible outcome of your DMV hearing. For this reason, we recommend that you retain us for any DMV hearing so that we may assist you in achieving the best possible outcome.
In some instances, the DMV decision may occur independently of the criminal court. In other words, you may be found guilty of charges in criminal court but retain your driver’s license (depending on the criminal court’s charges), or you may have some charges dropped or reduced in criminal court but still have your license suspended.
We recommend you consult with us to discuss each possible scenario. Based on the information we gather during our interviewing process we’ll be able to properly represent you during your DMV hearing.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your DUI case, without legal counsel having great experience in DUI cases obtaining the best possible result may not be possible. Ventura County law enforcement [http://www.vcsd.org/] carefully patrols for DUI and Ventura legislators have implemented strict policies regarding DUI offenses.
If you’ve been arrested for DUI in Ventura County contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our expert attorneys.