DUI Attorneys

Driving Under the Influence, commonly referred to as DUI or DWI, is perhaps the most serious of all driving offenses. If convicted of a DUI in California, the consequences can be severe, costly, and can have a lasting negative impact for years to come. California DUI penalties and punishment include, at a minimum: probation, increased insurance costs, alcohol programs, loss of driver's license, and expensive fines. You will also face additional punishment, and possibly jail, if certain factors exist, including:

  • Prior conviction for DUI
  • Excessively high Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
  • Refusal to take a breath, blood or urine test
  • Traffic Accident
  • Particular county where arrested

If you are arrested under suspicion of a DUI, male or female, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will also take action against your license to drive. You have ten (10) days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing with the DMV. Your failure to do so will result in an automatic suspension of your driver's license.

DUI/DWI laws are very complex. Finding the right attorney for your DUI case can make a big difference with regard to the outcome of your case. White Goldstein will fight to get your charges dismissed, or reduced, and will help you cope with the stresses of a DUI charge. If you are charged with a DUI, you will need a DUI defense attorney if you want to successfully fight your case. There are many criminal defense lawyers in Southern California who handle DUI cases but there are very few who are actually legal experts in DUI defense.

White Goldstein female DUI attorneys in Los Angeles possess extensive experience and knowledge defending DUI cases throughout Southern California. They have detailed knowledge of the California DWI and DUI laws. They have successfully defended against countless DUI charges by getting cases dismissed, by getting charges reduced, and by seeking jail alternatives. They attribute their success not only to their legal expertise in DUI defense, but also to their meticulous preparation, dedication, and compassion. They have achieved outstanding results for their clients.

If you tell us “I got charged with a DWI, what is my prison time?” or “I have a DUI in Oregon and California,” we can help. The following are common issues that arise in a DUI case: illegal search and seizure, lack of probable cause for the stop or arrest, problems with the accuracy of blood and breath test results, lack of impairment, and issues regarding officer credibility.

See the case victories section below for examples of our outstanding DUI case results.

If you are seeking DUI attorneys in Southern California, call White Goldstein for a free, confidential consultation at: (877) 77 WE-WIN or (877) 779-3946.

As criminal defense lawyers for Southern California, White Goldstein handles DUI/DWI cases throughout the area and can help you if you are seeking a Los Angeles County DUI lawyer, Orange County DUI lawyer, Riverside County DUI lawyer, San Bernardino County DUI lawyer, San Diego County DUI lawyer, Santa Barbara DUI lawyer, or a Ventura County DUI lawyer.

In Los Angeles County, White Goldstein routinely handles DUI cases in:

Airport Court (LAX), Alhambra, Antelope Valley (Lancaster), Antelope Valley Juvenile, Bellfower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Catalina, Central Arraignment (Bauchet), Compton, Downtown Los Angeles (CCB), Downey, East Los Angeles, Eastlake Juvenile, El Monte, Glendale, Hollywood, Inglewood, Inglewood Juvenile, Long Beach, Malibu, Metropolitan (Hill Street), Newhall, Norwalk, Pasadena, Pomona, Torrance, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita (Valencia), Van Nuys, West Covina, and Whittier.

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DUI Case Victories

Charges: DUI – First Offense

Potential Punishment: 6 months in jail and license suspension
Outstanding Result: All DUI and alcohol-related charges were dismissed in exchange for an exhibition of speed charge. The court and the DMV did not suspend the client's driver's license

Charges: DUI – Refusal

Potential Punishment: Minimum of 96 hours in jail, up to 1 year in jail, and a 9-month alcohol program
Outstanding Result: Probation, no jail, and a 3-month alcohol program

Charges: Felony DUI – Multiple offenses and accident with injury

Possible Punishment: 4 years prison, mandatory alcohol programs, fines, fees, license suspension
Outstanding Result: Client received credit for time served

This was an extraordinary result given the facts of the case. The client had 10 prior convictions for DUI over the past fifteen years. In this particular case, he caused an accident resulting in serious injury to the other driver. The prosecution was relentless and unforgiving. The defense pled open to the court and convinced the Judge to release the client immediately and allow him to enter into a 6-month inpatient alcohol program in lieu of any jail or prison time.

Charges: Boating under the Influence, and Manslaughter – 2 counts

Possible Punishment: 5 years in prison
Outstanding Result: Client received probation and no jail or prison time

Charges: DUI – Excessive BAC .18 and Accident

Possible Punishment: 6 months jail, license suspension, mandatory alcohol programs, fines, fees, license suspension
Outstanding Result: Case dismissed

The prosecution's case had numerous weaknesses which the defense exposed at every step. On the first day of trial, the prosecutor dismissed the entire case.

Charges: DUI – Accident

Possible Punishment: 6 months jail, license suspension, mandatory alcohol programs, fines, fees, license suspension
Outstanding Result: Jury verdict of not guilty

Charges: DUI – Under 21 (zero tolerance)

Possible Punishment: 6 months county jail, mandatory alcohol program, fines, 1 year license suspension
Outstanding Result: All DUI charges dismissed

Despite the clients high BAC, the defense successfully negotiated a deal that would allow the client to keep her license and not have these charges on her records. The client pled no contest to excessive speeding and agreed to take the alcohol program. Her license was not suspended.

White Goldstein

At White Goldstein, we provide our clients, and their loved ones, with nothing less than excellence in criminal defense. Unlike many criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles, we fight for our clients with compassion and emotion as well as intellect and skill because we genuinely care for our clients and their families