Question: Can I represent and fight my San Fernando DUI case myself?
Answer: Technically, yes, you can represent yourself, but even the Judge will recommend against it. I strongly recommend consulting with a DUI attorney about your case. Being charged with a DUI is the first step….it’s everything after that where a DUI Attorney can help to mitigate the potential consequences, and potentially reduce or dismiss the DUI charges in San Fernando. You can check out the case results page for an example of dismissed and reduced DUI charges I have handled. The way a DUI attorney defends you, is weakening the prosecutors case by challenging probable cause, breath machines used, as well as a long list of other potential defenses depending on your case. For a more complete and lengthy answer to your question, feel free to call me at 818-336-1384 to discuss in further detail.
Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Malibu, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts
Will I be penalized if I don’t have a DUI lawyer?
Well, not penalized directly if you handle your DUI case without a DUI defense attorney, but there could be adverse results by way of consequences of your DUI itself. For example, a DUI attorney is much more likely to be in a position to better defend your DUI (and thus get you a better end result) than someone who is not an attorney, not familiar with the DUI laws, defenses, court procedure, etc.