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West Hollywood DUI Lawyer

West Hollywood DUI Lawyer

If you were arrested for driving under the influence in West Hollywood, call us at (877) 667-1205 or fill out the CONTACT form for a free consultation with an experienced DUI Lawyer.  Berglund Law Office, P.C. specializes in defending persons arrested for DUI.  West Hollywood DUI lawyer Robert D. Berglund vigorously represents his clients to ensure that they are treated fairly under the law and receive the best possible outcomes in their cases.  If you were arrested for DUI involving alcohol you will have two separate actions against you: criminal charges and a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) administrative action. 

Driver's License Confiscated 

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 drunk driving (e.g., DUI involving alcohol), the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies or other law enforcement officers likely confiscated your driver's license and issued a pink "temporary" license that is good for 30 days.  CONTACT our office today for a free DUI consultation if your driver's license was taken away.

10 Days to Request Hearing

However, you only have 10 days from the arrest date to request a 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 or not you have prior DUI offenses and how many.  An experienced West Hollywood 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 West Hollywood, 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.  

Airport Courthouse

Misdemeanor and felony West Hollywood DUI criminal cases will be filed at the Airport Courthouse.  DUI arrest reports from West Hollywood are forwarded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.  DUI cases are aggressively prosecuted by the DA's office.  Do not go to Court alone and represent yourself.  Do not assume that you must plea guilty to DUI and have no other options.  A good DUI Lawyer is just a phone call or email away.  

Alcohol and Drug DUI Cases

Getting arrested is a possibility if you operate a vehicle while influenced by alcohol, illicit substances, cannabis, or prescription meds.  When the deputies from the West Hollywood Sheriff's office suspect that your driving capacity has been compromised, they will conduct a DUI investigation.  Whether it's driving in a hazardous manner, being involved in a collision, demonstrating poor performance on field sobriety assessments, or displaying other indications of impairment – any of these could lead to your arrest and subsequent legal charges for DUI.

Defenses to DUI Charges

The possible defenses to the charges vary depending on the type of case and the specific circumstances.  In addition to listening to your recollection of the events of the incident, a good DUI Lawyer will thoroughly review the police report, review any and all available audio or video of the investigation and arrest, and consult with an expert to review breath and/or blood analysis records.  CONTACT our office today to speak with Mr. Berglund regarding what possible defenses may exist in your case.

DUI Enforcement in West Hollywood

DUI checkpoints are legal in the state of California, and law enforcement agencies conduct them frequently in West Hollywood. It is not uncommon for police to set up DUI checkpoints in areas where there is a higher incidence of drunk driving or during holidays or events when alcohol consumption is expected to be higher.  While there is no guarantee that a checkpoint will be set up in a particular location, drivers in West Hollywood should be aware that they may encounter DUI checkpoints at any time.

Needless to say, due to the vibrant nightlife scene, law enforcement officers are on heightened alert for DUI drivers in WeHo.  There are at least three DUI arrests per week in West Hollywood.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has jurisdiction and its West Hollywood Station is in close proximity to all the action.  Its deputies frequently conduct DUI saturation patrols in West Hollywood.  DUI checkpoints are likely to be found along Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.  If you need a West Hollywood DUI Lawyer to defend you against DUI charges, CONTACT our office today.

West Hollywood Nightlife Scene

West Hollywood, also known as WeHo, is its own city and is famous for the restaurant and bar scene along the Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Boulevard.  DUI patrols are conducted regularly along these roads, as well as the adjacent streets (including Crescent Heights, Sweetzer, San Vicente, and La Cienega).  Law enforcement officers watch patrons depart from these popular locations and look for traffic violations, expired registration, windows tinted too dark, and other bases that will provide them with a lawful reason to stop a vehicle.  Upon contacting the driver they will look for signs of impairment (red/watery eyes, the odor of alcohol, slurred speech).  If they see any of these symptoms, a DUI investigation will be performed.  

Dedicated West Hollywood DUI Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for DUI, CONTACT an experienced West Hollywood 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 West Hollywood 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.

Free Consultation

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.