July 4th has always been a priority for law enforcement looking to bust people for a Southern California DUI. This year was no different then any other. In El Segundo, a suburb of Los Angeles, there was a DUI check point which caught Joyce Dewitt. As she approached the Los Angeles DUI check point, an officer smelled alcohol on her breathe and she was given field sobriety tests which she failed. Dewitt was arrested, posted bail and then was released.
Now that she is out of jail it is crucial that she immediately hire a pre-filing Los Angeles DUI defense attorney. The reason she this is so important is because when the prosecutor looks at the reports and has to make filing decisions, the reports that are read are only those written by the police. A former prosecutor that now practices Los Angeles DUI defense, can intercede on your behalf. Then the prosecutor has both sides of the story to review before any filing considerations are made.
The results, if a Southern California DUI is filed, can be disastrous. I first time DUI can result in a jail sentence as long as 6 months, huge fines, a suspension of your driver’s license, and an alcohol education course that is not only expensive, but very time consuming.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles or you are under investigation for driving under the influence in Southern California, please contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut for 24/7 assistance by phone at (323) 464-6453 or toll free at (888) 334-6344 or online.