Los Angeles DUI Defense Since '87 | Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP
LA drunk driving lawyers, Paul Takakjian & Stephen Sitkoff are former DUI prosecutors and police academy instructors in Los Angeles County.
The Southern California drunk driving defense lawyers at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP have over 70 years of combined DUI defense experience in Los Angeles. Our extensive expertise in the area of criminal and DUI law has resulted in our unmatched record of successful dismissals and reductions of both misdemeanor and felony drunk driving charges. DUI lawyers and managing partners Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff are former senior prosecutors with the LA District Attorney's Office and recognized by Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and AVVO as the preeminent drunk driving attorneys in Los Angeles County. Contact our West Los Angeles office today for a FREE case analysis by calling (866) 430-8383.
The 2 Components Of The DUI Legal Process In California
Even if our defense lawyers were to get your drunk driving charge dismissed or reduced in court, your driving privilege would still be in jeopardy due to the separate DMV suspension proceeding. Following an arrest for DUI, whether it is first offense or second offense, an automatic DMV suspension is triggered and set to commence within 30 days from your arrest date unless you request a DMV hearing within 10 days of the arrest. Once your timely hearing request is made to DMV, your suspension would be "stayed" or delayed pending the outcome of your DMV hearing. Once your DMV hearing date is scheduled, the second component of the California DUI legal process will be in place, with the first component being your date in criminal court. The criminal court and DMV aspects of your case occur independently of each other. Therefore, it would not be out of the realm of possibility for you to suffer a license suspension even without a DUI conviction.
Potential DUI Penalties In Los Angeles
Retaining an expert DUI lawyer will provide you with an advantage in the courtroom and at your DMV hearing not only with improving your chances of avoiding a drunk driving conviction but lessening the penalties you receive if your DUI charges can not be dismissed. A first offense DUI can result in the following potential penalties:
- Jail time
- Significant fines
- Community labor
- DUI Classes from 3 to 9 Months
- Ignition Interlock Device
- License suspension
Over 3 Decades Of Professionalism And Experience You Can Trust
We have established our reputation for securing our clients the best possible outcomes through hard work, compassion, and a genuine commitment to protecting their interests. Our drunk driving attorneys are not merely "deal makers" who have no interest in attacking the prosecution's evidence with suppression motions or trying your case in front of a jury. Although we can not guarantee you an outcome, we can guarantee you will receive the best legal defense. Call us today for a FREE consult at (866) 430-8383. We are available to meet in our office in West Los Angeles, or at one of our satellite locations in:
Van Nuys, Torrance, Encino, Glendale, Long Beach, Pasadena, Woodland Hills, West Covina, Burbank, Cerritos, Whittier, Hollywood, Norwalk, Santa Clarita, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Newport Beach, Orange, and Huntington Beach