Despite a mid-week 4th of July, arrests were similar to other July 4th Holidays at and around the Orange County beaches this year.  From drunk and disorderly, to public intoxication to resisting arrest, open container, minor in possession and other related charges, the Newport Beach PD stayed busy today arresting partiers on streets surrounding beaches and celebration venues.  The Harbor Justice Center, or Newport Court as it is sometimes referred to will see a spike in cases in the coming days and weeks.  For those seeking bail, Bail Bondsmen will often discount as much as 30% when an attorney is already retained at the time they are engaged to post the bond. This can save hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars on bail – often enough to cover a significant portion of the attorney’s fees.

For those arrested without a significant or related prior record, getting out of trouble won’t be too difficult, but a lawyer can help keep you from ending up with any kind of criminal record through careful maneuvering.  Those with similar or extensive criminal backgrounds will need assistance in mitigating punishment and outcomes.

The Perlman Law Group frequently works out of all four Orange County Courts, Harbor Justice Center in Newport, West Justice Center in Westminster, Central Justice Center in Santa Ana and North Court or North Justice Center in Fullerton and is dedicated to going the extra mile for clients big and small.

Holidays like the 4th of July are often celebrated with excessive alcohol consumption.  This can lead to violent encounters with family, friends and strangers alike, both in and out of the home.  The Perlman Law Group regularly handles domestic violence, spousal battery, assault, assault with a deadly weapon (ADW), assault on a police office and other violent crimes both in and out of Orange County.  These are often serious charges with serious consequences.  “There’s nothing that can be done to help me is never true.”  The Perlman Law Group offers free consultations and is always looking to resolve their client’s cases in a positive, often creative way.

DUI arrests, whether at a checkpoint or as a result of a regular traffic stop are often avoidable by following the simple guidelines located here.  If you are arrested for a DUI, the risks are significant, even for a first offense.  The hidden cost of pleading to a DUI (and trying to avoid paying a lawyer a few thousand dollars), is that your auto insurance will triple for 7-10 years.  For most people, this is a $30,000.00 expense.  Spending money on a lawyer now to try to avoid a DUI conviction (even just pleading to a lesser offense), can result in significant savings and more lenient punishment, like classes, fines, probation, interlock device instalation, and so on.  Remember, you only have 10 days to request a hearing and avoid a license suspension.

If you, a friend or a loved one was arrested or cited over the holiday, please call or email the Perlman Law Group now for an obligation free, in person consultation.