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Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Elena MebtahiSometimes even the best intentioned, well-meaning and most intelligent individuals can make serious mistakes, such as getting charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). DUI is a serious offense in California and even if it is the client's first DUI offense, the penalties can be extremely harsh. They may include fines, community service, successfully attending and completing a court mandated DUI course, drivers license revocation, probation, and most serious of all, jail time. Other punishments may include the installation of ignition locking devices, vehicle impounding, and mandated AA or NA meetings.

The Law Offices of Elena Mebtahi is dedicated to helping those accused of driving under the influence.  Elena takes a personal approach to every case so you know that you are being represented to her fullest capability.  In order to get a reduced sentence or have the charges dropped you must hire an attorney who will be looking at every opportunity available.  Elena has the dedication to work for you and understands the system in Los Angeles.

If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI in the Los Angeles area, you will want the best and most experienced legal representation possible. Los Angeles DUI lawyer Elena Mebtahi is an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate DUI attorney who can provide you with the specialized legal representation that you need. To successfully defend a client who has been charged with DUI, a particular type of attorney is required. In addition to a thorough knowledge and familiarity with applicable DUI laws and statutes, the DUI lawyer must have an understanding and working knowledge of chemistry, physiology, infrared analysis, and other topics related to interpreting the breathalyzer and blood test data. Further, the DUI attorney must have an understanding of impairment, judgment, alcohol and drug tolerance, body metabolism, and other pertinent and related topics. Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Elena Mebtahi has the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully defend the DUI client.

Did you know that in California, DUI defendants are often charged with violating two different statutes? The first pertains to driving while physically or mentally impaired by alcohol or drugs. The second charge relates to having a .08 percent or greater amount of alcohol in the body via a breathalyzer or blood sample. In this situation, the data speaks for itself.

In California, if you have been charged with DUI, you have only 10 days from the arrest date to request a DUI DMV Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing with the California DMV. It is imperative to act quickly and to assert your legal rights. Los Angeles DUI Attorney Elena Mebtahi is knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of DUI and DWI and can help you successfully defend the arrest. Attorney Mebtahi may be able to help you get an extension of the 10 day deadline if your license was confiscated due to breath test results exceeding the legal limit.

Whether you are a first time offender or have been convicted of a DUI in the past, it is important to hire an attorney.  The skill of Elena and her staff will look for inconsistencies with the:

  • Breathalyzer Tests
  • DUI Checkpoints
  • Blood Alcohol Content
  • Police Report

You need a lawyer that knows how to fight for a reduced sentence on alcohol classes, drivers' license suspensions and the other fines that will be levied against you.  Not all attorneys will fight for you in the same manner.  The right DUI attorney can definitely make the difference in the outcome of your DUI arrest.

The Law Offices of Elena Mebtahi will review the case for defects, suppress evidence whenever possible, and when appropriate, compel discovery of pertinent information, such as the breath machine calibration and maintenance records that are vitally important to the accuracy - and therefore the outcome - of the case. The attorney handling your case will be an experienced, seasoned attorney and will know how to negotiate for a lesser charge or reduced sentence whenever possible. Make sure you are well protected and have an attorney who actually knows how to handle this very important case. Your freedom could be at stake. The Law Offices of Elena Mebtahi are available to serve you now.

Contact a Los Angeles DUI Lawyer

If you are facing criminal charges for driving under the influence, contact attorney Elena Mebtahi via this website or at 310-207-4005.