DUI Defense in Los Angeles

If you have been arrested for a DUI and you are due to appear in Metropolitan Superior Court in Los Angeles, you need to consult with a Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer who is familiar with the politics and procedure for defending DUI charges in that Court.

Your first court date is called the arraignment. In Metropolitan Superior Court, arraignments for DUI charges are scheduled in Division 60 on the third floor of the building. Misdemeanor DUI charges are prosecuted by the City Prosecutor's Office as opposed to the District Attorney's Office. The Prosecutors in the arraignment Court are more experienced than the average Deputy DA dealing with DUI cases and in our experience are more willing to listen to arguments and mitigation.

Results and penalties in DUI cases vary from Court to Court depending on the Prosecutor or Judge. It is our experience that Prosecutors in Metropolitan Court are more willing to entertain reductions in charges and penalties than in some other Courts. However, it is important that you consult with a DUI attorney who is aware of what can be achieved and how to achieve it.

DUI attorneys Jeffrey Gold and Nigel Witham have many years of practising DUI defense in Metropolitan Court and have a reputation as professional specialist lawyers. By retaining Gold & Witham to represent you in this Court, you can be confident that you will be working with attorneys who are familiar with the politics and personalties of the Prosecutors and Judges.


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