DUI Defense Lawyer – San Fernando Valley
Having to deal with DUI charges is not an enviable position. DUIs, which are often momentary lapses in judgement, can become much larger issues with more serious and longer-lasting repercussions. The legal system and the DMV are both highly specialized, complicated structures that are difficult to navigate on one's own, which can make dealing with a DUI incredibly confusing for the person being charged. This confusion and lack of clarity can make an already harrowing situation even more exasperating and isolating. Are you facing a DUI in the San Fernando Valley area? Are you confused about what this means, or looking for guidance? Let us help.
DUI stands for “driving under the influence.” As a category, it refers to a set of laws that restrict the operation of a moving vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. In order to successfully prosecute a DUI case, the prosecuting attorney needs to prove that the person being charged was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and impaired while driving during a specific period of time.
When you are charged with a DUI, several different factors are considered that may increase or decrease the severity of your charges. If, for instance, this was not your first DUI, the charges are likely to be more severe. You are also more likely to face down severe charges if the intoxicating substance is present in the car with you. The severity of your DUI charges also depends on whether you were in an accident while under the influence (as well as the severity of that potential accident.)
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The potential penalties for a DUI vary widely from case to case. Legal consequences for DUI charges can include monetary fines, the suspension of your driver's license or driving privileges, community service, court-ordered drug and/or alcohol treatment, marks on your criminal record, and even jail time.
However, no matter how serious your case is, there is hope—and that hope often depends on finding the right attorney. If you are facing any sort of DUI, it is essential to have legal representation. Regardless of how serious you think your charges might be, having an attorney on your side can make all the difference between a manageable charge with minimal penalties and a charge that can negatively impact the rest of your life. You need an attorney who will really go to bat for you, fighting on your behalf so you can move on from this momentary mistake and get a fresh start.
In the San Fernando Valley, Kevin Moghtanei is that attorney. Kevin is the principal attorney and founder of DCD Law, a top-of-the-line criminal defense and DUI firm that serves the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles areas. He is specifically trained and experienced in DUI law: in fact, the “DCD” in DCD Law stands for for “DUI and Criminal Defense.” Kevin has nearly a decade of legal practice in the DUI field under his belt, during which he has formed close working relationships with many members of the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles legal communities. He knows the ins and outs of California DUI and criminal law, and uses that extensive body of knowledge to his clients' advantage.
Kevin Moghtanei is a native Angeleno, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, who cares deeply about serving his community. He knows that going through DUI and criminal charges is a uniquely difficult challenge in the lives of individuals and their families, and incorporates empathy, listening, and advocacy into his work as a defense attorney. When you are Kevin Moghtanei's client, you can count on his unwavering personal commitment to your case and to getting you the best possible outcome. At times like these, you need someone who will be in your corner from start to finish. Kevin Moghtanei brings that level of enthusiastic commitment to the table.
If you or a loved one is facing a DUI Charges, don't wait to get help. Call (818) 538-5777 or contact us online to book a 20-minute strategy session with Kevin Moghtanei to talk over the details of your case.
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Contrary to popular belief, getting pulled over and charged with a DUI does not automatically equate to a criminal conviction. Instead, DUI cases are oftentimes the most winnable cases.
In DUIs and other similar driving under the influence charges, there are two processes going on simultaneously. On the one hand, there is the criminal charge, which I will defend you in the courtroom. On the other hand, there is also an administrative process conducted by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
I have a great deal of experience in handling DUI both the criminal and DMV hearings throughout Los Angeles County. This is a very large county, in which having the ability to drive to and from, and around town is a real necessity. Do not jeopardize your current and future employment, Some of the most common types of these charges I handle include:
- DUI – Vehicle code section 23152(a)
- DUI BAC .08% or over – Vehicle code section 23152(b)
- DUI Addicted to drugs – Vehicle code section 23152(c)
- DUI Commercial BAC .04% or over – Vehicle code section 21352(d)
- DUI drugs – Vehicle code section 21352(e)
- DUI alcohol & drugs – Vehicle code section 21352(f)
- Felony DUI – Vehicle code section 23153(a)
- Vehicular manslaughter – Penal code section 192(c)
- Vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated – Penal Code section 191.5
- Dry reckless – Vehicle code section 23103
- Wet reckless – Vehicle code section 23103 per 23101.5
- Exhibition of speed – Vehicle code section 23109(c)
Contact me for a free consultation to discuss your DUI arrest and DUI charges.