Los Angeles DUI Attorney - Anita Patel

Los Angeles DUI Defense LawyerDUI (Driving Under The Influence) Attorney San Fernando Valley

Driving Under The Influence (DUI) is perhaps the most common reason for contacting a criminal defense attorney. Moreover, it is committed primarily by citizens for whom this is the first time encountering the criminal justice system. Such individuals often feel as though prosecutors will give them “a pass” because it’s their first offense, maybe a program and a small fine. These are often highly complex cases and require exhaustive investigation into scientific, evidentiary, and procedural issues that many criminal defense attorneys have no prior experience in. Finding the right attorney will have a significant impact on your future. Otherwise, the outcome can be less than desirable and, sadly, very predictable for the client. You need the best DUI defense available.

Have you been charged with DUI in San Fernando Valley and need a defense attorney?

DUI generally is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail. With the stakes this high, you need an experienced DUI attorney that can give you an aggressive defense.

The offense could be elevated to a felony, punishable by a longer term in state prison, if the incident caused serious injury, death, substantial property damage, or if the defendant has a too many prior DUI convictions within a given time period. Finally, murder charges may be applied where the prosecution can prove the defendant had a “reckless indifference to the lives of others.”

You need San Fernando Valley DUI Attorney Anita Patel to help you sort out the legal issues and prepare your defense. Call us today at (818) 478-5893 to start building your DUI defense and hear about our reasonable fees.

If you’re charged with drunk driving, your license will be suspended, even before you go to court. You need an aggressive DUI defense attorney to challenge this suspension within a specific time frame. Otherwise, you’ll lose this opportunity to keep your driving privileges. DUI Attorney Anita Patelcan represent you on the criminal charges and the license suspension matter.

For the first twelve years of her career, DUI Attorney Anita Patel was a deputy district attorney responsible for building cases against DUI defendants. Today, DUI Attorney Anita Patel uses this first-hand trial experience to represent DUI defendants in San Fernando Valley. DUI cases are serious, so you need an experienced DUI attorney to fight your case and defend your rights. All the fees are upfront and clearly described.

How can you fight driving under the influence?

If you want to know what goes into a successful DUI defense, a competent DUI attorney will go over the following issues. Keep in mind, this is only a very preliminary list:

  • There must be "probable cause" to stop, detain and arrest you.
  • You should have been advised that you are not required by law to submit to a field sobriety test.
  • Once arrested, you should be read your right to counsel and remaining silent, your Miranda Rights
  • The officer must give you a choice of breath or blood testing; if you refuse both, you must be advised of the consequences (also called "implied consent").
  • If a breath test is administered at the police station, you must be given the opportunity to obtain a blood sample for later testing by your defense attorney since the breath samples are not saved.

Each of these issues presents opportunities for your defense. There are many more. With DUI Attorney Anita Patel, each of these issues will be thoroughly explored. You need a DUI attorney that will help sort out the issues and plan your defense. In our free one hour consultation, the Law Offices of Anita Patel will outline your DUI defense strategy, clearly explain fees, and start the process of defending your rights to their fullest.

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