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Christmas and Holiday Wishes From Los Angeles and Southern California

I want to wish everyone in the Los Angeles and Southern California area who reads or is redirected to this Los Angeles and Southern California Criminal Defense Blog a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. This blog is now six months old and I am pleased that it seems to have helped so many people. I have received many comments from people around the area that they have been helped by the information here.

In an attempt to wrap it up for the year I want to make sure that people are safe for this holiday season. I also want those people people who get into a Los Angeles DUI that if they should be stopped by the police in at a Southern California DUI checkpoint, or by Los Angeles law enforcement, that a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney is available 24/7 to assist if you or a loved one.

Because Southern California DUIs are taken so seriously, you need to know your rights and responsibilities. Remember you do not need to take the Los Angeles Law Enforcement PAS test in the field. If you are stopped by the police make sure to be polite. If they ask you to take the Los Angeles field sobriety tests you must comply. But if they ask or demand that you take a PAS test you are allowed to refuse. It is the recommendation of this Los Angeles DUI defense attorney to refuse this test. It can only be used against you. If you blow a significant BAC then you will be arrested. If you are taken to the police station you will be offered a choice of the breath or blood test. The choice is yours. But try to delay the test as long as possible. The law requires that the blood test must be taken with a specific time. If it is not done within the allotted time then the results will be thrown out in court.

As soon as you are arrested you will be allowed to make a phone call. Make sure that you <a href="" target=_blank"contact a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney at the Kraut Criminal & DUI Lawyers. Michael Kraut is a former Deputy District Attorney who now practices Los Angeles and Southern California DUI law. Mr. Kraut is a Harvard Law School educated Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. Having a well connected, former prosecutor as your Los Angeles DUI defense attorney can make the difference between a getting a dismissal or a favorable plea agreement, or having the book thrown at you and all of the consequences of a Los Angeles DUI.

DUIs are not the only crimes that the police focus on at the end of the year. Los Angeles white collar crimes have become the new focus. White collar crimes are defined on the web site for the Kraut Criminal & DUI Lawyers. You can find that on A Los Angeles white collar criminal defense attorney will focus on the weaknesses of the prosecutions case. But unlike most other types of crimes, Southern California white collar crimes are investigated for a significant period of time before the charges are filed. It is recommended that as soon as you know that you are under investigation for a white collar crime, that you contact a Los Angeles pre-filing defense attorney and Southern California pre-filing investigation defense attorney that specializes in defensing Los Angeles white collar crimes.

An attorney brought in immediately upon notice of an investigation can make the difference between charges being filed and an aggressive defense being mounted up front so that the prosecution decides not to file criminal charges.

That being said, there are many other crimes that are the focus of law enforcement. Los Angeles violent crimes are defended by a Los Angeles assault crimes defense attorney. Drug crimes are on the increase and if you are caught with narcotics or other drugs then you should contact a Los Angeles drug defense attorney.

There are new challenges for both law enforcement and prosecutors when it comes to how to handle marijuana cases. Proposition 215 that came into effect several years ago. It is now a defense for a person with a doctors recommendation for a patient to take marijuana for a medical condition, who is caught with a small amount of the drugs. These types of crimes are defended by a Los Angeles Medical Marijuana defense attorney.

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.

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