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Can I go to jail if convicted of a DUI?

Answer: Jails in Los Angeles are some of the most overcrowded in the state. This can lead to a wide variety of experiences if you are convicted. Some people are sentenced to 90 days and are out in 3 hours because of overcrowding. Others are...
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How do I protect my driver's license?

Answer: In any other county in California, there would be one driver's safety office where APS hearings are held. This is not the case in Los Angeles, where there are four offices.  Additionally, it is extremely difficult to obtain...
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What happens if I am convicted of a DUI?

Answer: DUI defense doesn't end with a trial and conviction. There are important steps to take afterwards. The effects a DUI conviction can have on your license are incredibly complex. Factors like BAC, refusal to submit to a chemical t...
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How is DUI different in LA?

Answers: Los Angeles is an extraordinarily large city. There are twenty different criminal courthouses! And each courthouse has at least ten different judges. With so many venues for hearing cases, and so many individuals with different exp...
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Do I really need a lawyer if I've been charged with DUI?

Answers: Since L.A. is a pilot county, the only aspect of sentencing you can count on is that if you are convicted, installation of an ignition interlock device is mandatory. For the most part, there aren’t many generalizations you ca...
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