Question: Do I have to start my case over if I get another DUI attorney? The case is already in pretrial in San Fernando Court.

Answer: If you get a new DUI attorney in San Fernando for your case, the new DUI attorney can either proceed from the point you are already at, or they may request a continuance in order to prepare for the case. It really depends on the situation. For example, I have been hired to replace another DUI attorney just as trial was about to begin. In that situation, I requested a continuance in order to prepare for the trial. In other cases, I have replaced a DUI attorney but the trial date was still far away so I did not have to request a continuance. I hope that helps. Call me at 818-336-1DUI to discuss further.
Phil Hache,
Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Malibu, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts