Question: What happens on a .08 DUI conviction, and does it differ depending on the Court in Los Angeles? Mine is in Van Nuys Court, but I was arrested in Encino?

Answer: If there is a DUI conviction, you the penalties can include a combination of jail time, probation, heavy fines, alcohol classes, license suspension, interlock device, and other penalties. Some courts have different practices for giving more or less favorable offers than others.
I would recommend at least consulting with a private attorney to discuss your case in further detail. I have been successful in getting dui charges dismissed, including a dui case that I handled today.

Also, you only have 10 days from your arrest to request a dmv hearing. If not, the dmv will likely automatically suspend your license.


Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
Office in Sherman Oaks