DUI Overview

DUI Defense in Los Angeles County

An Overview of Los Angeles DUI Charges

California has strict DUI (Driving Under the Influence) laws which are aggressively enforced. In the Los Angeles area in particular, local law enforcement is especially tough on anyone stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol, prescription or recreational drugs including marijuana (even with a doctor’s recommendation). A person is considered Driving Under the Influence if they have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher, or if they are driving under the influence of any kind of drugs here in Los Angeles. Again, the drug can be a prescribed drug or an illegal narcotic.

DUI defense Attorney, George W. Woodworth handles all aspects of your DUI defense. He will aggressively defend you in court and at the DMV. He will also defend you at trial if it goes that far. George W. Woodworth will work to get you a not guilty verdict or your charges reduced significantly or stride for the best possible outcome.

Los Angeles CA DUI Defense and Drunk Driving Lawyer

While worrying about increased insurance rates or the possible loss of your job because you cannot drive, you need to attend to the administrative component of your DUI charge. Too many times, this is overlooked and people needlessly lose their license even before trial or any conviction.

Los Angeles County Area DUI Defense Lawyer

My name is George W. Woodworth. I am a local, experienced, Los Angeles County area DUI Defense Lawyer.  I have the experience, knowledge and compassion to help you with the following legal issues related to Drunk Driving:

My thorough understanding of these DUI situations and my personal dedication to see your case through to the best possible outcome has resulted in a well-earned reputation in Los Angeles County. Even if you failed the field sobriety tests and were told by the police officer that you performed poorly and then you took a breath test that showed a result that was above the legal limit, there are ways that a competent DUI Defense Attorney can defend you against a drunk driving conviction. By questioning every procedure every step of the way, challenging all flaws and looking for every angle you can relax a little when you have someone on your side to defend you before a huge, harsh legal system that will do all they can to hand out severe and costly punishment if you do nothing, plead guilty, attempt to defend yourself or request the court to assign you an overworked public defender. My commitment to my clients in Los Angeles County is to fight for your rights and protect your future in every possible way.

At the law office of George W. Woodworth, we handle both the administrative and criminal processes of your DUI defense case. After your DUI arrest, you are given a temporary license. From there, you have ONLY 10 days to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to request a hearing. If you miss that deadline, you will lose the right to a hearing and your license will be suspended. George W. Woodworth recognizes the gravity and importance of that hearing and will contact the DMV on your behalf.

In creating a strategy for your DUI defense case, Attorney Woodworth will review the evidence and the motivation behind the initial stop. If the police officer pulled you over for a “made-up” reason or for any reason other than suspicion of drunk driving, we will move to suppress all evidence related to that stop.

Negotiations with the prosecutors will be ongoing. If you have a problem abusing alcohol, counseling will be encouraged. The decision to voluntarily enter counseling also shines a positive light on you for addressing a problem that has endangered others.