Pomona DUI Attorney
Pomona DUI Attorney has years of experience defending cases in Pomona Courthouse. Pomona DUI Attorney’s almost exclusive practice is DUI defense. In addition to DUI defense, Pomona DUI attorney also specializes in DMV defense where he can represent you in DMV hearings commonly held after DUI arrests. In many DUI cases, Pomona DUI attorney will be able to handle your case entirely without you having to go to court.
CITY OF POMONA POLICE DEPARTMENT
City of Pomona is a charter city that is has its own police force. Pomona police department is primarily in charge of providing public safety in the city of Pomona. Pomona is one of oldest cities in Los Angeles county and is known for fairly aggressive prosecution of many crimes including DUI cases. Because DUI became an increasingly political crime that is easily targeted by political activist, many police departments are increasing funding and enforcement of DUI cases. For example, Pomona Police department routinely sets up traffic safety checkpoint and DUI citywide patrols that are used to apprehend DUI drivers in Pomona.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration researched that spending money on DUI enforcement has great societal benefit both because it saves lives and because it saves money. For every dollar spend on DUI enforcement, the decrease in drunk driving causes a saving of 6 dollars in potential damages to property and persons. The DUI checkpoints are usually placed in locations known for past DUI collision or DUI arrests. Typically, it is a busy street near bars or restaurants or a major crossing where DUI drivers can cause a collision. Most checkpoints are funded through federal government where NHTSA distributes money to states that further distribute money to local police departments. The address of Pomona Police Department:
490 W Mission Blvd,
Pomona CA 91766
Phone: (909) 620-2155
In addition to Pomona Police Department, DUI enforcement in Pomona is commonly done by California Highway Patrol. California Highway Patrol is a state police agency that has offices throughout the state and is in charge of protecting public safety on State’s highways. In case of Pomona, where 4 major freeways intersect, CHP enforces California Freeways 10, 60, 57 and 71. California Highway Patrol is very aggressive in DUI prosecution and do in facts have training that will often exceed training of police officers from local police department. California Highway Patrol Academy will often provide additional training to their cadets including wet labs and other hands on experience in DUI investigation techniques. The closest California Highway Patrol office to Pomona is located at:
14309 Francisquito Ave,
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
POMONA DUI PROSECUTION
If you are arrested for a DUI in Pomona, the police officer will usually base his arrest on a lengthy investigation involving several field sobriety tests. Most common field sobriety tests are one-leg-stand, horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk-and-turn test and Romberg balance. In addition to these field sobriety tests, DUI investigating officer will likely ask for a breathalyzer test of your BAC. The field sobriety tests are not required by law and are completely voluntary. You have the right to refuse the tests. However, officer might place you under arrest.
The arrest can be entirely based on subjective opinion of the officer, such as his observation of blood shot or watery eyes and/or smell of alcohol. Once you are placed under arrest, the police officer will tell you that you are required to submit to a chemical test of your blood. The chemical test of your blood is mandatory and failure to do so might subject you to additional penalties. After the police conduct their investigation and get a blood or breath test, they will prepare a police report. Most observation of the DUI police officer will be included in the police report and submitted to the prosecutor with a recommendation. Pomona Police and CHP will submit their report to the Los Angeles County District Attorney office, which is the prosecutor in charge of prosecuting crimes in Pomona.
The District Attorney office will review the reports and make a decision to file a criminal case or not. If the District Attorney decides to file a criminal case, a complaint will be filed alleging violation of California Vehicle Codes Section 23152(a) and (b). The prosecutor will consider evidence and his decision can be a rejection of the criminal case. Pomona DUI attorney can help you defend your DUI often at this stage by contacting the prosecutor and trying to influence filing decision. Sometimes Pomona DUI attorney can convince the prosecutor not to file a criminal case against you. The District Attorney Office in Pomona is located at the courthouse.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Branch Office
400 Civic Center Plaza, Room 201
Pomona, CA 91766
Phone: (909) 620-3350
Fax: (909) 629-6876
POMONA DUI COURT
When Los Angeles County District Attorney office decides to file a criminal case he will file it in the Pomona Courthouse. Pomona courthouse is one of the main offices for the county prosecutor. Pomona DUI attorney is very well known with judges and prosecutors at the Los Angeles County Courthouse in Pomona and has been litigating cases in Pomona DUI courts for many years. If you are charged with a DUI in Pomona, please contact our office for a free consultation. You can talk to an attorney right away. The consequences of pleading guilty to a DUI can include probation, jail time, community labor, community service, ignition interlock device, license suspension, alcohol education classes, AA, MADD VIP, heavy fines, your car impounding and more.
The DUI can have a life changing consequences for some persons, such as, a DUI can result in revocation of some immigration status, such as a visitor visa and a temporary protective status.
Pomona Courthouse South
400 Civic Center Plaza
Pomona, CA 91766
Tel: (909) 802-1199
POMONA DUI DMV DEFENSE
Most DUI cases will involve not only a criminal case but also a prosecution within the DMV. The DMV prosecution starts with the police officer serving you with a DMV form titled DS-367. This form has multiple purposes. Call Pomona DUI attorney now if you received this form. This form explains that your right to have a hearing expires unless you contact the DMV within 10 days of being serviced (usually means arrested) by the police. The form also explains to you that this is a temporary driver’s license good for 30 days after the arrest.
Pomona DUI attorney can contact the DMV on your behalf if you call us within the period. Once you are outside of the 10 day period, it is extremely difficult to get your right to a hearing reinstated. If you do not request a hearing within 10 days of arrest, you will lose your license 30 days after arrest. You can face a suspension or revocation of your driving privilege for a lengthy period of time if you do not act now. You have rights at the DMV hearing. The rights include a right to present a defense and a right to have an attorney. The issues at the DMV hearing are similar but not the same as the issue for a DUI and often the consequences of a DMV hearing can be a lot harsher then consequences of a DUI conviction for your driving license.
Covina Driver Safety
1365 N. Grand Ave,
Tel: (626) 974-7137
Pomona DUI attorney can help you fight your case. Please call us for a free consultation. Pomona DUI attorney will listen to the facts of your case and give you an opinion as to whether you need an attorney or now. Pomona DUI attorney offers competitive payment plans and does accept credit cards. Often, Pomona DUI attorney can help you prepare for your case prior to court to put yourself in the best possible position in the eyes of the court.
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