DUI Matters

DUI is all we do, so if you have a DUI or related problem/question (like the DMV), you’ve come to the right place.

We give each client an extensive questionnaire to fill out, so the attorney will know everything there is to now from the client's perspective before walking into court or the DMV.
If English is not your first language, and you prefer to listen/speak in another language, we will always make sure that an interpreter for your preferred language is available in court and at the DMV.
The fact is, most practicing lawyers have never done a jury trial. Unless your lawyer is ready and has the experience and ability to conduct a jury trial from start to finish, prosecutors will call your bluff, and a good or better outcome is often lost.
After work hours we remain available to you. And we don't just respond to you with an answering service. A lawyer will respond to you by phone, text, messenger, LINE...etc, and always in a timely fashion.
Alcohol<strong> DUI</strong>

Alcohol DUI

In California, a person over 21 can be convicted of V.C. 23152(b) for driving with a 0.08% or greater BAC (0.05% for under 21). However, what most people don't know is that a person arrested for alcohol DUI is almost always charged with V.C. 23152(a) as well (both a & b). This is important because the "a" count does not specify any particular BAC. In other words, as long as the prosecutor can show that you are "impaired," you can be charged (and convicted) of DUI even if your BAC is under the legal limit.
Drug<strong> DUI</strong>

Drug DUI

If only drug(s) are involved (both legal and illegal), prosecutors will usually charge you with V.C. 23152(a), which does not specify a particular concentration level, just that you are "impaired" for purposes of driving. Impairment can be established by things such as bad driving, unsteady gait, nystagmus, poor performance on Field Sobriety Test(s)...etc.
Felony<strong> DUI</strong>

Felony DUI

In California, you can face a felony DUI in 2 ways. One, you have a 4th DUI within 10 years. Two, your DUI caused injury to victim(s) to such an extent that a felony is warranted (even if it is your first offense). The basic difference between a misdemeanor and a felony DUI is that for the latter, you could serve over 1 year in custody.
DMV<strong> Hearing</strong>

DMV Hearing

In California, when a person is cited for alcohol DUI, the DMV will go after the individual, separate from the court case. Your license is confiscated by the police and you are given a temporary license to drive for only 30 days. You have only 10 days to request a hearing and to extend that temporary license. If you or your lawyer does not contact the DMV on time, your license will be suspended after 30 days (and before your court date even begins).
Hit<strong> and </strong>Run

Hit and Run

In California, a DUI is often accompanied by a Hit and Run charge (when applicable). Unfortunately, the person who is arrested for DUI is usually deemed to be the party at fault, and it will be up to your lawyer to prove otherwise. If injury is involved, prosecutors are more likely to file a felony DUI charge even if it is your first offense. Either way, prosecutors will demand restitution from you or your insurance company.
Child Endangerment

Child Endangerment

If during the commission of a DUI, a minor is in your vehicle, the prosecutor will usually tact on an additional charge of child endangerment, which can be a misdemeanor or felony. Instead of the additional charge, or on top of it, the prosecutor can also add an enhancement to your DUI charge if the child was under 14. Either way, you face mandatory jail time if convicted as charged.
Public Intoxication

Public Intoxication

Although P.C. 647(f) is usually charged as a Misdemeanor, it is often handled on the Infraction calendar in court if it is the sole charge. Most cases involve a person who is intoxicated and asleep on the sidewalk or at a Metro stop. Since no driving is involved, a lawyer can often negotiate a dismissal with the prosecutor or Judge in return for some AA classes. Which is why you should NEVER plead guilty before consulting a lawyer.


In California the majority of Driving Under the Influence cases are prosecuted as misdemeanors. This means that upon the successful completion of probation (anywhere from 3-5 years), you may be eligible for an “Expungement,” where a conviction is vacated and a dismissal is entered into the records. If you were convicted of a felony, you will first, upon completion of probation, need to petition the court to reduce the felony to a misdemeanor.

SERVICESOur fees are always reasonable and fairly reflects the services to be performed

We don’t quote you an unrealistically low initial fee, with hidden / additional fees that come at you later. Instead, we talk to you about your case in detail and quote you a fair and reasonable fee that will get the job done.

The Law Office of «The DUI Specialist» Jeff Yeh is proud to serve clients in all of Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. The firm handles DUI and criminal cases in Torrance, Long Beach, South Bay, Downey, San Fernando, Santa Monica, Westminster, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Hawthorne, Fullerton, Laguna Niguel, Alhambra, Hollywood, Yorba Linda, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Burbank, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Valencia, Newhall, Whittier, West Covina, Calabasas, Garden Grove, Tustin, Foutain Valley, Anaheim, Inglewood, Buena Park, Cerritos, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Bellflower, Norwalk, Chino, Carson, Redondo Beach, Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, El Monte, Manhattan Beach, Gardena, Compton, South Gate, La Puente, Pomona, Costa Mesa, San Clemente, Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, San Pedro, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Temple City, Westwood, Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Encino, Sun Valley, La Canada, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Azuza, La Verne, Pomona, West Hollywood, Marina del Rey, Chatsworth, San Fernando, Orange, Placentia, La Crescenta, Corona, Bellflower, Rosemead, Montebello, San Dimas, Vernon, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Diamond Bar, Sherman Oaks, Eagle Rock, Bel Air, Chino Hills, Brentwood, Simi Valley, Lancaster, Fontana, Riverside, Big Bear, Barstow, Indio, Murrieta, Blythe, and all other cities in Southern California.

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