SOURCE: Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin

July 01, 2011 16:04 ET

DUI in Los Angeles -- Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin Provides Tips on Avoiding a DUI This Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 1, 2011) - The Fourth of July holiday weekend is here and the celebrations have already begun in Southern California. It is important to remember to have a designated driver when hitting the road after consuming alcoholic beverages. It is also important to note that prescription drugs and any other drugs that impair a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle can cause that person to be arrested for Driving Under the Influence in the State of California. Extreme caution should be exercised before getting behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcoholic beverages, using any medications, or drugs. If a person is arrested for Driving Under the Influence, it is not the end of the world. With the help of a competent attorney, a person can overcome the difficulties found in this situation. Drunk-driving arrests trigger administrative hearings that can result in the loss of driving privileges. A DUI Defense lawyer can help to retain the license or obtain a temporary driver's license. This hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of the arrest.

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A first-offense DUI is typically a misdemeanor, unless there are aggravating circumstances, such as an accident with injuries, where the District Attorney's office may file it as a felony DUI. Regardless of the particular circumstances of the arrest, the State of California takes any DUI, even a first offense, very seriously. The prosecutor will seek a conviction unless presented with evidence or testimony that weakens or undermines the case.

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Therefore, drivers should be careful this holiday weekend and not operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, medication, or drugs. If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of a DUI arrest, the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin will be open throughout the holiday weekend. Please contact 310-273-9600 to schedule a convenient time to discuss your situation.

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  • Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin
    427 N. Canon Dr., Suite 216
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    310.273.9600
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