(Los Angeles, California) January 17 -The attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman are dedicated to providing a vigorous defense to each of their clients. They recognize that each case is different and consistently dedicate the time to uncover the strengths of each case.
When clients are facing an alcohol related charge such as driving under the influence (DUI) or sale of alcohol to the minor, they face serious consequences. The State of California has very strict laws against drunk driving. In addition to heavy fines and license suspension, jail can be a very real possibility for first time offenders.
Certain courts are known to be especially tough on individuals accused of alcohol related crimes. Riverside County for example, is well known for its conservative court. In November, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman were able to convince the District Attorney (DA) to dismiss a potential felony DUI charge against a client.
The felony DUI charge put the future of this client in real jeopardy. After being pulled over, the client performed poorly on field sobriety tests and admitted to the officer that he had ingested 5 beers. The client declined to take the preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test as well as a blood test, but subsequent breath tests at the police station revealed a blood alcohol content (BAC) of a 0.07 and 0.08. The arrest represented the client’s fourth DUI in 10 years, making this DUI chargeable as a felony offense.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman were able to convince the DA to drop the charges because special circumstances put the client on the road that day. The client and his girlfriend had been camping at a remote location when she was injured. The client was in the process of taking his girlfriend to the hospital for medical treatment when she was arrested.
Understanding how prosecutors build a case against an individual is key to establishing an effective defense. Part of building that defense also requires dealing with facts that are not always favorable. Recently, the law firm represented an individual in Los Angeles who was facing DUI charges after a series of PAS tests revealed BAC of 0.20, 0.18 and 0.18. The individual subsequently refused to submit to a chemical test in violation of California’s implied consent laws.
The individual’s high BAC levels coupled with the chemical test refusal meant that the individual would have faced far more serious penalties if convicted. The individual’s defense team at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman worked aggressively on the individual’s behalf. Ultimately, the attorneys were able to convince the Los Angeles City Attorney to reduce the charges to a no contest plea of wet reckless driving.
Even a misdemeanor charge can have serious consequences. In November, the defense team at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman was able to help a client accused of the sale of alcohol to a minor. The team negotiated with the prosecutor to get the charges reduced to an infraction, saving the client from having a criminal record.
Whatever the charge, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman are dedicated to providing a strong defense. After thoroughly researching and reviewing all of the facts of a case, the attorneys will develop a defense strategy tailored to enhance the chances of a positive outcome.
To contact Daniel R. Perlman or any of the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman, call 213-514-8324 or visit their website at www.danielperlmanlaw.com.