DUI charge in 2011 charges filed 11 months later

Question: I was arrested for DUI in Inglewood, CA. Why after 10 months am I now being formally charged? My license is already suspenped for 2 years.
Answer: Inglewood court regularly files DUI charges late. They have one year to bring misdemeanor charges. It is annoying that they waited so long to file, but it is possible that it can be used to your advantage when your attorney defends your case (ie. if the officer who pulled you over is no longer employed with the department and they can’t track him down to testify, or if they misplace other records). You should consult a DUI attorney to discuss the case further. I would be happy to talk to you about this case further. I handle DUI cases in Inglewood, CA.
Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney