DUI Attorney in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Malibu and Thousand Oaks
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is dangerous. It is responsible for a large number of accidents every year, often involving serious injuries, significant property damage, and death. As a result, the associated criminal charges can be severe, and if you have been charged with DUI, you need an experienced Santa Barbara DUI lawyer on your side.
Of course, not all DUI cases involve significant harm, and not all DUI cases actually involve DUI. Moreover, even when individuals may have engaged in conduct classifiable as DUI, they are entitled to a vigorous defense, and they are entitled to protection from unjustified and unlawful actions by prosecutors and police. This is where we come in.
Experienced Representation for DUI in Ventura, Oxnard and Camarillo
Ventura DUI attorney David Lehr is a former prosecutor and experienced DUI defense attorney who handles cases involving DUI in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Malibu, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Oxnard and Camarillo. If you are facing misdemeanor or felony DUI charges in one of these jurisdictions, it is important that you schedule a consultation immediately to discuss your case. Simply put, time is not on your side.
How We Handle Every Santa Monica, Malibu, Santa Barbara and Ventura DUI Case
At The Law Offices of David Lehr, our Malibu, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, and Oxnard DUI attorney has used his experience as both a prosecutor and a highly-effective DUI defense lawyer to develop a system that we apply to every Santa Barbara and Ventura DUI case that we handle:
As most of our clients come to us within ten days of being arrested for a DUI in Santa Barbara or Ventura, we first request a DMV hearing on their behalf. Among the benefits of requesting a DMV hearing is that, win or lose, your license will remain valid well beyond the normal thirty-day period. Additionally, we will typically receive your case report from the DMV prior to your first court date, and this often allows us to be more aware than the prosecution about the strengths and weaknesses (if any) of your case. This begins the Ventura County DUI court process.
If your DUI charge is a misdemeanor, your first court date will be scheduled about a month after the date of your arrest. Once you hire our Santa Barbara DUI lawyer, we add your court date to our calendar and get to work on your case right away. On your court date, we will continue your arraignment and obtain the police reports for your case. Our experienced Ventura DUI attorney will then promptly review the police reports for possible evidence of lack of reasonable suspicion or probable cause and any other issues that might serve to get your case dismissed. We look for similar issues in cases involving charges of felony DUI.
If we are unable to get your case dismissed, we will do everything in our power to have your charges reduced or minimize the consequences of a possible Santa Barbara or Ventura DUI conviction. The Ventura prosecutors in particular frequently seek substantial punishment even in relatively standard first Ventura DUI cases. This may include jail or prison time, installation of an ignition interlock device, probation prohibiting you from possessing and consuming alcohol, lengthy Drinking Driver Programs, and severe fines and fees.
Free Consultation with an Experienced DUI Attorney
To schedule a free consultation about your Ventura or Santa Barbara DUI case, contact The Law Offices of David Lehr today. We handle cases involving DUI in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Malibu, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Oxnard and Camarillo.