Driving Under the Influence Defense
We are an experienced law firm that aggressively advocates for our Clients when they are facing Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) charges. DUI criminal convictions are serious and can have a lasting negative effect on a person’s permanent criminal record, ability to legally drive, professional aspirations, and reputations. Not to mention the heavy financial cost of a conviction. That is why we are dedicated to being aggressive advocates for our Clients facing DUI charges.
We have the experience and expertise to identify and establish effective defenses to fight DUI charges. Whether it is conducting a thorough investigation, having a Client’s blood sample retested by an independent lab (“Blood Split”), or aggressively plea bargaining DUI charges down to lesser charges, we employ effective strategies and tactics which yield positive measurable results for our Clients time and again. As a result, we have an established track record of obtaining superior results for our DUI Clients.
Allegations of criminal conduct are serious. If proven, criminal charges in California can result in convictions which may result in harsh jail or prison sentences, go on an individual’s permanent criminal record, and result in significant and sometimes permanent restraints on an individual’s freedom and reputation. However, many individuals accused of committing crimes are wrongly accused or have legitimate defenses. Defenses such as mistaken identity, self-defense, mutual combat, or accident may legally entitle individuals to an acquittal. That is why we believe it is so important to fight each and every case.
Even if an individual does not have any defenses there are programs or negotiated options available for individuals who committed criminal offenses who are first time offenders, veterans, or are suffering from mental disorders, which may lead to a dismissal of their case in certain conditions are met. So even if an individual doesn’t have any defenses there still may be appealing options available which we may be available to obtain a dismissal or favorable outcome in their case. We are familiar with and have experience employing defenses, strategies, tactics, and legal options available in criminal cases across all categories of crimes.
Some of the most common criminal cases that we represent Clients in, include:
- Robbery and Theft Related Offenses
- Assault and Battery Related Offenses
- Firearm and Weapon Offenses
- Domestic Violence Offenses
- Property Destruction Related Offenses
- Drug Offenses
- Financial Crime Related Offenses
- Traffic and Vehicle Offenses
- Probation Offenses
We represent Clients against both felony and misdemeanor charges.
Expungements and Record Cleaning
A criminal conviction can severely impair a person’s opportunities for employment, greater employment, education, professional licenses, gun rights, etc. However, there is something that can be done about conviction records: “expungement”. While California law does not necessarily provide for a true expungement under the legal definition of the term, ie: complete deletion of a record of conviction, it may however provide for a dismissal of eligible criminal convictions if certain conditions are met, or at the judge’s discretion. Having a record which shows a dismissal rather than a criminal conviction may make the difference of whether someone gets a new job, admitted into college, or obtains a professional license from the state. Moreover, obtaining such a dismissal can help alleviate feelings of shame and embarrassment, and provide peace of mind.
We can determine whether a conviction is eligible for expungement, as well as other possible relief that is available such as reduction of felonies to misdemeanors, early termination of probation, and more. For arrests which were never charged in court or were made in certain cases which were ultimately dismissed at court, there may be relief in the form of sealing of arrest records. We have the know how and the experience preparing and presenting petitions and motions in court in a manner that maximizes our clients’ chances of obtaining the sought after relief.
We cover courthouses across L.A. county and the surrounding counties, as well other counties across the state. We also offer a money back guarantee.
The financial consequences of traffic infraction convictions can add up over time. Not only are there fines for each infraction, but more critically for moving violations the DMV will assess points against a driver’s driving record. The assessment and accumulation of these DMV points will result in higher insurance premiums which may take years to lower back down to pre-violation levels. Ultimately the total increase in premiums over time can be expected to be considerably greater than the fine itself. Additionally, waiting around in court during work hours is an inconvenience and is taxing on one’s time. For the inexperienced there’s also uncertainty on what to do, what options are available, and what to say or not say in court.
We know how to beat traffic tickets. By leveraging our proven strategies and knowledge and experience with criminal and court procedure, we can significantly increase the chances of getting a ticket dismissed. In the minority of cases where we can’t get a ticket dismissed, our representation can still provide value by appearing in court for our Clients, allowing them to avoid the hassle of resolving a ticket, and providing them with peace of mind.
At the current time, we are only accepting traffic infraction cases at L.A. county courthouses.
To schedule a consultation with The Joseph A. Tang Law Firm, call: (626) 213-5358.