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Brentwood DUI & Criminal Defense

01 30, 2014 Blog 0 Comment

Brentwood DUI & Criminal Defense

If you were arrested for a DUI or another criminal charge in Brentwood, the potential consequences can be severe.  The penalties can include expensive fines, probation, alcohol programs, and even jail.  It is important to have an experienced Attorney in your corner providing aggressive defense to resolve your case, mitigate any potential consequences, and provide you with piece of mind that your case is being properly defended.

DUI Defense

DUI cases follow the same court procedure as other Criminal Charges.  There are some distinctions though, which is why some criminal defense attorneys do not touch DUI cases.

DUI charges are largely science based.  Much of the defense comes from the ability of challenging the initial stop by the officer, challenging the field sobriety tests, and challenging issues with the breath or blood test (or refusal issues if applicable).

I have extensive knowledge in challenging breath and blood test cases.  I know the weaknesses in challenging field sobriety tests.  And I know case law precedent that can be used to thwart the prosecutors case against you.

Also, when arrested for a DUI, it is important to request a DMV hearing within 10 days of the arrest.  If retained in time, I handle that for my clients, as well as other matters with the DMV, and handling the DMV hearing(s) as well.

Although there are many similarities in DUI cases, whether it be an alcohol or drug DUI issue, there are also many variables.  Often times people come to me with what appears to be a tough DUI case to challenge, turns out to be a good case to defend.  For example, I have gotten DUI charges dismissed in cases with high blood alcohol contents (ie.  over a .20 BAC), and in DUI cases with car accidents, to name a couple.

Many of my clients are referred to me through their friends and family who retained me to handle their DUI or criminal cases, and had positive experiences when I defended their case(s).

Obviously no one wants to be in a situation where they need a criminal defense attorney, but if the situation arises, it is important to work with an Attorney that you trust is going to work hard on your case, and keep you updated and informed along the way.

Feel free to contact me at (818) 336-1384 for a free consultation to discuss your DUI or Criminal case in more detail.

About Phil Hache

I am happy to speak to you about your case. Feel free to contact me at (818) 336-1384 for a free consultation to discuss your situation in more detail.


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