Los Angeles DUI Attorney
If you are arrested for a DUI charge, it is essential you retain an experienced attorney as quickly as possible in order to avoid the loss of valuable time or evidence.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin, you will find a dedicated attorney who knows the law and the criminal justice system. Jonathan Franklin is a former prosecutor who now successfully defends those accused of driving under the influence. He fights for his clients’ rights in an effort to obtain the best possible resolution.
A Vigorous Defense
There is no minor arrest despite what some people say; a misdemeanor DUI charge in California can have serious consequences for years. Any criminal conviction on your record can seriously affect your life by limiting employment options and more, however, fortunately, an arrest does not necessarily mean a criminal conviction in every case.
That is why it is important to call the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin for a free initial consultation as quickly as possible. The sooner Jonathan Franklin goes over the details of your case, the more options he will have, both in terms of finding and preserving evidence for a trial and negotiating deals with the prosecutor. The team at the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin will provide a thorough, vigorous defense in an effort to restore your life to normal as quickly as possible while mitigating the worst consequences of a DUI conviction.
This Former Prosecutor Fights for Your Los Angeles DUI Charge
Jonathan Franklin is a former prosecutor. That experience gives him a unique perspective on the law that many attorneys do not have. Jonathan Franklin now chooses to defend the rights of his clients. He understands how serious it is to have your freedom threatened and he provides an intelligent and aggressive defense in court. Jonathan Franklin will make a clear-cut assessment of your case to present you with all options, whether it is negotiating a settlement or taking your case to trial.
The team at the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin is here for you! They will try to ease a stressful and uncertain situation as they seek the most advantageous way to present your matter and resolve your issues. Don’t let the worry and stress of a DUI arrest overwhelm you; Jonathan Franklin can help you throughout the legal process.
If you have been arrested, call the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin now for a free consultation.
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Facing a driving under the influence criminal charge, or DUI as it is frequently called, can be frightening. It can be even more frightening if this is your first drunk driving charge. If you are facing a DUI charge, you may be wondering what to do. If your DUI arrest happened in Los Angeles County, the next step is to challenge the driver's suspension that occurs in your case.
What is a Temporary Driver's license or Pink Slip?
A Temporary Driver's license, or pink slip, is provided to you by the officer after your DUI arrest and does the following:
- Notifies you of your arrest.
- Notifies you that you have 10 days to request a hearing from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV.
- Is your temporary license you can use for 30 days.
When you were arrested for DUI, the arresting officer took your driver’s license. This is if you currently had a valid driver’s license and not one already suspended.
What is a DMV Administrative Review?
Now immediately following your DUI arrest, the arresting officer forwards the information to the DMV. After the DMV receives the officer’s arrest report, suspension notice and any test results, it will start its administrative review process. During this time, the DMV decides whether or not to uphold your license revocation or suspension.
You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request the hearing. This hearing is your only chance to keep your driving privileges. If you choose not to fight for you driver’s license, it remains suspended even if you win your DUI case.
What is a DUI Criminal Hearing?
The DMV only makes decisions regarding your right to drive. A criminal DUI charge is a separate matter. You’ll have to attend a criminal hearing, or series of hearings, depending on how the case progresses. Typically for a DUI matter, court dates are scheduled fairly quickly after your arrest. For instance, your DUI criminal hearing may take place within the month. This is called an arraignment. A judge will read the charge or charges against you and ask you to enter a plea of not guilty, no contest or guilty.
Hiring a Los Angeles DUI Lawyer
Contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss the particulars of your case. If it is within 10 days of your arrest, your lawyer can schedule your DMV hearing for you and represent you at those proceedings. You lawyer can also advise you with respect to any potential defenses to your criminal case. Call the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin today to schedule your free consultation. Jonathan Franklin is a former prosecutor who is now on your side.