Universal City DUI Arrests
Berglund Law Office, P.C. is a traffic law firm that focuses on vehicle offenses, including driving under the influence (DUI). Do not go to court alone and represent yourself. Call us at (877) 667-1205 or submit our CONTACT form if you were arrested for DUI in Universal City. Universal City DUI Lawyer Robert D. Berglund vigorously represents his clients to ensure that they are treated fairly under the law and receive the best possible outcome in their cases.
DUI Patrols in Universal City
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Police Department share jurisdiction for Universal City. Both law enforcement agencies are committed to keeping Universal City safe for visitors and regularly look for DUI drivers to arrest. The California Highway Patrol patrols on and around the 101 Freeway through Universal City. DUI saturation patrols are regularly conducted so officers can stop and arrest suspected DUI drivers.
Universal City DUI Checkpoints
DUI checkpoints are common around Universal City. Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga is a frequent checkpoint location. A major benefit of DUI checkpoints is the deterrent effect that they have on those who might drive drunk or drugged, bringing about more awareness and encouraging people to use rideshare drivers, taxis, or public transportation. DUI arrest reports from Universal City are forwarded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution. If you need a Universal City DUI Lawyer to defend you against DUI charges, CONTACT our office today.
10 Days to Request DMV Hearing
DUI is a criminal offense, not to be mistaken with a traffic violation such as speeding or running a red light. If you were arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol, the LASD, LAPD, 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.
Automatic Driver's License Suspension
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 or not you have prior DUI offenses and how many. An experienced Universal City DUI Lawyer should be contacted as soon as possible following a DUI arrest to ensure that your driving privilege is protected.
Criminal Charges Filed
If you are arrested for DUI in Universal City, a criminal complaint will be filed against you unless the prosecutor declines to file the case due to insufficient evidence. A DUI conviction can have a devastating impact on a person's life, adversely affecting employment, finances, child custody agreements, and freedom. Misdemeanor and felony DUI cases will usually be filed at the Van Nuys Courthouse. Misdemeanor DUI arraignments are held in Dept. 103. If you have been arrested for DUI in Universal City do not go to Court alone and represent yourself. Do not assume that you must plea guilty to DUI and have no other options.
Dedicated Universal City DUI Defense Lawyer
The world famous Universal City is best known as the home of Universal Studios Hollywood. Located in the San Fernando Valley, just over the hill off the 101 Freeway from Hollywood, Universal City is a favorite stop for not only tourists from around the world but for Southern Californians. Universal Studios attracts millions of visitors annually for such attractions as its Studio Tour, Transformers: The Ride-3D, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Also popular in Universal City is Universal CityWalk, an outdoor hub of shops, eateries, and nightclubs, plus entertainment such as bowling and movie theaters.
If you have been arrested for DUI, CONTACT a skilled Universal City 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 Universal City DUI charges, CONTACT our office today for a free and confidential consultation.