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Encino DUI Arrests are Increasing

Berglund Law Office, P.C. is a law firm that specializes in defending persons arrested for driving under the influence.  Los Angeles Police Department officers are regularly making DUI arrests along Ventura Blvd. in Encino.  Call our office at (877) 667-1205 or submit our CONTACT form if you were arrested for DUI in Encino.  If arrested for DUI involving alcohol, you will likely have two separate actions against you: criminal charges and a DMV administrative action.

Criminal Charges Filed for Encino DUI

DUI convictions can have a devastating impact on a person's life, adversely affecting employment, finances, child custody agreements, and freedom.  Encino misdemeanor and felony DUI cases are filed at the Van Nuys Courthouse.  Do not go to Court alone and represent yourself.  DUI cases in the Valley are aggressively prosecuted.  However, do not assume that you must plead guilty to DUI and have no other options.  CONTACT our office today to speak with an experienced Encino DUI lawyer.

DMV License Suspension

If you were arrested on suspicion of DUI involving alcohol with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater, the Los Angeles Police Department or other law enforcement officers likely confiscated your driver's license and issued a pink "temporary" license that is good for 30 days.  However, you only have 10 days from the arrest date to request a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing from the DMV Driver Safety Office.  If you fail to request an APS hearing, your driver's license will automatically be suspended upon expiration of the temporary license.  How long the license remains suspended will depend on whether you have prior DUI offenses and how many.  An experienced Encino DUI lawyer should be contacted as soon as possible following a DUI arrest to ensure that your driving privilege is protected.  

DUI Patrols in Encino

The Los Angeles Police Department has jurisdiction and, along with the California Highway Patrol, are always on the lookout for DUI drivers, both on the Encino city streets and the 101 and 405 freeways.  Misdemeanor DUI arrest reports from Encino are forwarded to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution.  Felony DUI arrest reports are forwarded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.  If you need an Encino DUI lawyer to defend you against DUI charges, CONTACT our office today.

Types of DUI Cases

You can be arrested for DUI involving alcohol, marijuana, illegal drugs, or prescription drugs.  If law enforcement officers believe that your ability to drive has been impaired, a DUI investigation will be done.  If you were observed driving recklessly, got into an accident, fail to perform well on the field sobriety tests, or show other signs of impairment, you will be placed under arrest for DUI.  The possible defenses to the charges vary depending on the type of case and the specific circumstances.  Apart from hearing your account of the incident, a skilled DUI lawyer will meticulously examine the police report, assess all accessible audio and video materials related to the investigation and arrest, and collaborate with an expert to scrutinize records of breath and/or blood alcohol analysis.  Subsequently, they will formulate a personalized defense strategy on your behalf.

Dedicated Encino DUI Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for DUI, CONTACT an experienced Encino DUI lawyer today.  DUI Attorney Robert D. Berglund will personally speak with you about what happened.  He will ask you to tell him your story and explain exactly what happened, understanding that each and every DUI case is unique in its own way.  This information will allow him to evaluate your case carefully and look for any problems of proof that the prosecution may have in proving its DUI case against you.  Do not delay if you are facing Encino DUI charges, CONTACT our office today for a free and confidential consultation.  


Our office specializes in representing individuals facing traffic violations. We represent our clients in both court and at DMV hearings. Your case will be handled with the personalized attention and expertise that it deserves.

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There is no charge for the phone consultation. Our office specializes in representing individuals facing traffic violations. Attorney Robert D. Berglund will personally speak with you about your case and provide you with an honest analysis. Contact us today.