An Experienced DUI Attorney can Handle Your Drunk Driving Case


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Being convicted of a DUI carries severe and long-standing penalties, and persons charged with driving under the influence need exceptional legal representation. Individuals needing a DUI lawyer can trust the attorney team at the Law Offices of Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney Myles L. Berman , serving Orange County. A DUI attorney is a lawyer with extensive experience in handling cases involving drunk driving, which distinguishes them from other criminal defense attorneys who handle many types of cases. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney Myles L. Berman have this level of training, as well as years of experience and a history of achieving successful results for clients charged with drunk driving. To make sure your rights are protected after a DUI charge, contact our DUI lawyers today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

DUI Law in Orange County

In Orange County, DUI cases are prosecuted by the Anaheim City Attorney’s Office and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.  If you were arrested by the California Highway Patrol, or in any city other than Anaheim, your case will be prosecuted by the District Attorney.  If you were arrested by the Anaheim Police Department, your case will be prosecuted by the City Attorney. Our attorneys are very familiar with each of these offices as a result of years of defending DUI and drunk driving cases.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes DUI cases from satellite offices inside the Orange County Superior Court’s Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, North Justice Center in Fullerton, and West Justice Center in Westminster.  The Anaheim City Attorney Office prosecutes DUI cases from inside the North Justice Center in Fullerton. Our Team of DUI and drunk driving defense attorneys’ intimate knowledge of these offices is an important factor in our ability to consistently obtain the most favorable outcome in each DUI case we defend.

DUI cases will be primarily assigned to the North Justice Center in Fullerton for DUI arrests in:

  • Anaheim
  • Anaheim Hills
  • Atwood
  • Brea
  • Buena Park
  • Fullerton
  • La Habra
  • La Habra Heights
  • La Palma
  • Placentia
  • Yorba Linda

DUI cases that are heard in the West Justice Center in Westminster are for DUI and drunk driving arrests in:

  • Costa Mesa
  • Cypress
  • Fountain Valley
  • Garden Grove
  • Huntington Beach
  • Los Alamitos
  • Midway City
  • Seal Beach
  • Stanton
  • Sunset Beach
  • Westminster

The Central Justice Center in Santa Ana is primarily assigned to DUI and drunk driving arrests made in:

  • Cowan Heights
  • Orange
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Ana Heights
  • Tustin
  • Villa Park   

Cases are usually assigned to the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach for DUI and drunk driving arrests in:

  • Aliso Viejo
  • Capistrano Beach
  • Corona del Mar
  • Coto de Caza
  • Cypress
  • Dana Point
  • El Toro
  • Foothill Ranch
  • Irvine
  • Ladera Ranch
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Laguna Woods
  • Lake Forest
  • Mission Viejo
  • Monarch Beach
  • Newport Beach
  • Newport Coast
  • Portola Hills
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • San Clemente
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • South Laguna Beach
  • Trabuco Canyon

Be aware additional punishments are often pursued for aggravated alleged facts such as:

Excessive BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)

  • Extended alcohol education program
  • Mandatory self-help meeting attendance
  • Community service
  • Jail

Minor passenger(s)

  • Jail
  • Parenting education program

Collision

  • Community service
  • Jail 
  • Restitution (reimburse financial loss of victim)

Under 21

  • Youthful Drug and Alcohol Deterrence program
  • 1-year license suspension
  • Community service
  • Jail

Refusal to submit to evidential chemical test

  • Jail

Excessive speeding

  • Jail

When you hire Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney Myles L. Berman to defend your case, a team of lawyers is assigned to defend you.

DUI Statistics

DUI charges are among the most commonly filed criminal charges in the state of California. Driving under the influence is considered a serious crime, and the state of California makes every effort to heavily penalize persons arrested for drunk driving. According to recent statistics, there are approximately 13,000 DUI arrests in Orange County alone, out of nearly 200,000 in the state of California. In some years, more than 90 percent of Orange County DUI arrests result in conviction.

Given these statistics, persons charged with drunk driving in Orange County communities, including Laguna Niguel, Westminster, and Fullerton, need a talented DUI lawyer. An attorney skilled in fighting DUI cases can help people facing charges of this nature have their charges reduced or dismissed. Persons convicted of driving while under the influence in Orange County should contact our DUI lawyers. at the Law Offices of Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney Myles L. Berman attorney team has helped many defendants avoid potentially devastating consequences.

General Orange County DUI Statistics

Generally, there are about 13,000 adult DUI arrests made in Orange County per year.

  • Of those arrested, nearly 10,500 are male and more than 2,500 are female.
  • The California Highway Patrol makes about 3,500 Orange County DUI arrests, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department makes about 1,100 DUI arrests per year.

DUI Penalties

In the state of California, the penalty for a DUI depends on several factors, including the circumstances leading up to the arrest, blood alcohol content level, and previous DUI offenses. Generally, a DUI case can have two adverse consequences: a criminal conviction and an administrative (admin per se) DMV penalty (license suspension and/or revocation). These penalties may include:

  • Completion of a DUI alcohol treatment program
  • Lengthy license suspensions and increased fines
  • Installation of an IID on the person’s vehicle
  • Accrual of points on the person’s driving record
  • Jail time
  • Probation

With the help of a seasoned drunk driving attorney, a DUI charge does not have to be a devastating experience. Individuals facing charges should choose our DUI lawyer team. Each attorney at the Law Offices of Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney Myles L. Berman is well-versed in DUI laws and will provide aggressive legal representation to fight a DUI in Orange County.

Why Choosing a DUI Attorney Matters

The penalties and laws for a DUI conviction are severe and complicated, and it takes an experienced attorney who is well-versed in drunk driving laws to represent someone charged with driving while under the influence. If you are facing a DUI charge, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights. The Law Offices of Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney Myles L. Berman offers quality legal services from our DUI lawyers. Our attorneys provide comprehensive legal representation and have achieved numerous successful results for clients throughout Orange County. As DUI lawyers, our attorneys possess the knowledge of the complexities of DUI defense necessary to successfully resolve your case.

Comprehensive Legal Representation

Our attorneys have the skill and knowledge necessary for successful DUI defense, including the intricate knowledge of a drunk driving case. The Law Offices of Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney Myles L. Berman provides quality legal representation at all stages of your DUI case, including the DMV hearing and trial if necessary. To prepare for trial, we conduct thorough research and an independent investigation of the evidence in your case. While your case is pending, we will also help to protect your driver’s license.

Our lawyers concentrate on DUI defense and remain abreast of recent developments in DUI legislation. Our team of attorneys have years of experience successfully representing drunk driving cases, as is evident in our track record of successful cases.

We Can Help with Fighting a DUI

Although DUI charges are serious and can carry heavy penalties, being charged with a DUI does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted. Rather, there are many factors in a drunk driving case that can be cause for the dismissal or reduction of your charges. Enlisting the help of an experienced DUI attorney is essential, since DUI lawyers are intimately familiar with drunk driving laws and can use them to a defendant’s advantage. Persons trying to fight a DUI in Orange County should enlist the help of Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney Myles L. Berman, considered by some to be the best DUI lawyer in the area. Each attorney at our Orange County practice possesses the training and expertise necessary to fight DUI charges with great success, as is evident in our successful results.

Police Oversight

Law enforcement officials are required to follow the law in making DUI arrests and conducting DUI investigations. Violations of law, including “Miranda rights” violations, illegal detention, implied consent violations, faulty administering of a breathalyzer test, and lack of probable cause, can often be grounds for excluding evidence and sometimes for DUI charges being dismissed. Therefore, police mistakes are often one of the first lines of investigation an attorney uses in trying to fight a DUI. DUI defendants can expect aggressive legal services from the team of attorneys at Top Gun DUI. Our many successes in having DUI charges dismissed because of police mistakes and other factors have earned us a reputation as one of the best DUI lawyer teams in Orange County.

Independent Investigation

To fight a DUI, our attorneys will perform a thorough independent investigation of the evidence. Conducting an independent investigation allows us to process all the information the prosecution will be trying to use against the defendant. It also allows us to catch instances of police mistakes.

The evidence we will examine generally includes:

  • Police reports
  • Records of chemical tests
  • Comprehensive interviews of witnesses
  • Our client's version

It takes a seasoned attorney well-versed in DUI law to know how to conduct this type of investigation and successfully fight a DUI. An attorney at our Orange County practice will gather all the evidence necessary to achieve the best outcome possible in your case.

Contact Us Today

If you are facing DUI charges, our lawyers will fight to have your charges reduced or dropped. To successfully fight a DUI, contact us today.