California, like most other states, takes DUI charges very seriously. The consequences of a first time DUI conviction include, but are not limited to, a suspension of your driving privilege for 6 months (or 1 year if a Refusal is proven), thousands of dollars in fees and fines, required installation of an Ignition Interlock Device for 5 months, participation in a 3, 6, or 9 month Drinking Driver Program (depending on the level of your Blood Alcohol Content), attendance of a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) class as well as a Hospital and Morgue (HAM) program, and even County Jail time, not to mention a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record.
The Law Offices of Brian Bezonsky, APLC understands how serious the consequences of a DUI charge are to our clients. We understand how important the privilege to drive in Los Angeles is, and that the potential license suspension alone is a cause of great anxiety for our clients. Additionally, for many of our DUI clients it is the first time they have ever been arrested, and the first time they have ever encountered the criminal justice system, causing for a period of great distress and confusion.
Los Angeles DUI attorney Brian Bezonsky ensures that each client is fully advised as to the process of fighting a DUI, the potential defenses and mitigating factors that are relevant in each particular case, and the potential consequences in each particular case. He works relentlessly to obtain the best result legally possible for each DUI client, whether that be a dismissal of the case, a reduction in the charge, or a reduction in the penalties and punishment. Los Angeles DUI attorney Brian Bezonsky has handled hundreds of DUI cases throughout Los Angeles County and its surrounding counties and has the knowledge, experience, and dedication to get the best outcome legally possible in your case, no matter the circumstances.
It is important to be aware that DUI does not just include drunk driving, as the law also covers impairment caused by drugs, even legally prescribed medications. For example, in California one may legally smoke Marijuana pursuant to a doctor’s recommendation, but one may not legally drive if impaired by that Marijuana. The same is true for pain medication such as Opioids and sleep or anti-anxiety medications such as Benzodiazepines.
Completely separate from the criminal court case is the Administrative Per Se hearing with the DMV, which one is only entitled to if requested within 10 days of the arrest. Because a hearing is necessary in order to contest what would otherwise be an automatic license suspension by the DMV, it is critical to hire a Los Angeles DUI attorney as soon as possible. Attorney Brian Bezonsky has handled hundreds of DMV hearings and knows not only the best means to contest the DMV’s suspension, but also the means in which to gather helpful information from the DMV hearing process such that it can be used to the client’s benefit in the criminal misdemeanor court case.