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(866) 551-4194
2346 Westwood Blvd. Suite 2
Los Angeles, CA 90064

California Traffic Ticket and DUI Attorney / Lawyer Defends All Traffic Tickets or Traffic Violations Including Speeding Tickets, Radar Tickets, Red Light Camera Tickets, License Suspensions, Warrants, DUI, DWI, Drunk Driving, Failure To Appear (FTA), DMV Hearings For Commercial And Non-Commercial Drivers.

A DUI Defense Law Firm

Robert B. Hakim

The Seriousness of a DUI/DWI

Being charged with a DUI, DWI, or drunk driving in California can result in hefty penalties, including loss of driver's license, 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. Call (866) 551-4194 today to get the legal representation you need.

The Law Offices of Robert B. Hakim is one of Southern California's most respected and feared law firms in the area of DUI & DMV defense. Our firm is dedicated to defending and protecting people accused of driving under the influence both in court and at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

We are committed to maintaining a small size practice and selectivity in choosing the cases and clients in which we become involved. Law Offices of Robert B. Hakim believes our clients are best served through the personal attention that its current staffing and caseload provide. We are a not a DUI mill. We do not advertise one attorney and then stick you with someone less experienced and unknown.

We serve the entire State of California, including Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, Ventura, Kern County, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Sacramento, Fresno, San Francisco, Mojave Desert, Shasta, Victorville, Barstow, Coalinga, and Bakersfield.

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.

California has two basic driving under the influence laws, found in Vehicle Code section 23152, sections (a) and (b):

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.

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.

• 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 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.

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. Being charged with a misdemeanor DUI or DWI or drug charge in California could mean jail time or loss of your driver's license and should be taken seriously. The Law Offices of Robert B. Hakim can help you through the court process.

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.

In California, conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) can lead to:

Hefty fines • Suspension or revocation of your driver's license • Enrollment in a drunk driver education program
Points on your driver's license (leading to higher insurance rates) • Community service • Probation • Jail

Call us today for excellent legal representation in your DUI or DWI case!

We serve the entire State of California, including Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, Ventura, Kern County,Santa Barbara, San Diego,  Sacramento, Fresno, San Francisco, Mojave Desert, Shasta, Victorville, Barstow, Coalinga, and Bakersfield.

                                                                       In the Los Angeles County area, we serve the following courthouses; Los Angeles Metropolitan,  Hollywood, East Los Angeles, Pomona, West Covina, El Monte, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Alhambra, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Chatsworth, Antelope Valley (Lancaster), Van Nuys, Long Beach, Catalina, San Pedro,  Compton, Huntington Park, Downey, Bellflower, Whittier, Torrance, Inglewood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, and Airport.