Super star actor Shia LaBoef was previously arrested for a DUI in Southern California in July of 2008. He immediately hired a pre-filing Los Angeles DUI criminal defense attorney who was able to meet with local law enforcement and prosecutors. These actions by his Southern California criminal defense attorney benefited the Transformers star. After initially stating that he would face DUI charges, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department stated that there was insufficient evidence to file criminal charges.
However, the California Department of Motor Vehicles still had jurisdiction to take action against his driver’s license pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 133532. Because he refused to take a breathalyzer test, the DMV filed a Los Angeles DUI refusal charge and his license was suspended for one year.
Many people do not know that when the the police have a reasonable suspension that a crime has been committed and that there was a DUI for drugs or a DUI because alcohol might have been involved they may demand that you take a chemical test to determine if you were under the influence at the time you were driving.
If you refuse, then the DMV will suspend your license for one year. There is no possibility for a restricted license. It dos not matter if the prosecutor decides that there is not enough evidence to file criminal charges, the DMV still will suspend your license. A Los Angeles DUI defense attorney from the Kraut Criminal & DUI Lawyers may be able to attack the refusal on several grounds. If, after a hearing , the DMV believes that in fact there was not a “valid” refusal, then your license will not be suspended. It is very important to immediately hire a Southern California DUI defense attorney who practices Los Angeles DUI, Pasadena DUI, and San Fernando Valley DUI law. There are complicated motions that can be filed that may protect your license. Some people thing that a private DUI attorney may cost a lot. However, in many cases, the cost of the private Los Angeles DUI attorney will be offset by the money saved by winning your case. Even a reduction of fees and costs or a plea to a lesser charge will more then pay for the attorney in money saved.
If you have been arrested or charged for a DUI in Los Angeles or you are under investigation for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Southern California, please contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut of the Kraut Criminal & DUI Lawyers for 24/7 assistance by phone at (323) 464-6453 or toll free at (888) 334-6344 or online.