Kareem Law APC

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CALIFORNIA DUI OFFENCES LAWYER

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Best DUI Offence Lawyer

California has among the most severe penalties for driving under the influence (DUI). If you are stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, prescription medications, or alcohol, you will face criminal charges, high fines, and the possibility of losing your driving privileges temporarily or permanently. Knowing what to do and what not to do, and more importantly, when to do it and when not to do it, can save you thousands of dollars, months or years of driver’s license suspensions or revocations, and the possibility of a criminal conviction. Therefore, it is crucial to have an experienced and competent DUI attorney on your side.

Best DUI Lawyer

While there is a misdemeanor DUI offense, there are also several other DUI crimes you can be charged with depending on the circumstances. At Kareem Law APC, our experienced California DUI attorneys are prepared to represent you in a variety of traffic and criminal cases, including:
  • UNDERAGE DUI (VEHICLE CODE 23152(A))

    If you are under 21 years and your BAC test comes back with a result of .01 percent or more, you may be arrested and charged with an underage DUI.

  • FELONY DUI (VEHICLE CODE 23153)

    Facts that will aggravate your DUI offense to be charged as a felony include: if you caused another person’s injury or death while driving under the influence, you had three previous DUI convictions in the past 10 years, or a previous DUI that was a felony.

  • DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS (VEHICLE CODE 23152(F))

    You can be charged with a DUI for impairment caused by drugs, including controlled substances, prescription medications, and over-the-counter products.

  • MARIJUANA DUI (VEHICLE CODE 23152)

    While medical and recreational marijuana are legal in California, it is still illegal to drive while impaired. If you are pulled over and test positive for a psychoactive amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), then you can be charged with a DUI. Like a typical, first-time, alcohol-related DUI, this is a misdemeanor. However, if you are high and you cause an accident that seriously injures or kills someone, you will be charged with a felony.

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Drug Recognition Expert Procedures in Los Angeles

The Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program was developed by the Los Angeles Police Department. The purpose is threefold, to train selected DRE officers to:

  • Determine whether the individual is under the influence.

  • Evaluate the type of drug causing the impairment.

  • Rule out conditions that could contribute to the impairment.

DRE techniques have spread across multiple countries. Because of the reliability of DRE evidence, individuals charged with a DUI involving drugs should not hesitate to get professional assistance and call our office immediately for a case evaluation.

Factors Causing DUI Charges

Alcohol and drugs impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely. Driving while impaired (DWI) differs from driving under the influence (DUI) because the blood alcohol content (BAC) requirement is below .08, whereas a DUI involves a BAC of .08 or above. Therefore the law is very strict about getting DUI offenders off the road. With several decades of DUI/DWI defense experience behind us, we know all too well that good drivers and law-abiding citizens are often caught up in these cases through circumstances they could not have anticipated, such as:
  • Having a drink or two and driving home safely when another car struck them through no fault. They were subsequently tested for blood alcohol content (BAC). The results returned positive, and they were arrested even though they had committed no traffic offenses.

  • Getting stopped while driving after taking legally prescribed medication that showed up in blood or urine tests.

  • Police or other law enforcement agents stopped them without probable cause – and they subsequently tested with a blood alcohol content above .08 percent.

  • They set out with a plan to get a ride home from a friend or take an Uber if they drank alcohol. But they forgot about that plan and did not believe they were under the influence after a few drinks. With increased vigilance by police officers and fewer “bad drivers” on the road, their driving somehow caught the attention of a law enforcement agent. They must focus on defending their driving privileges and clean record.

Whatever happened to bring you to this point, please know that we are committed to helping you get through your DUI challenge and come out with your driving privileges and good name intact.

DUI Offence Lawyer Near Me

If you or a member of your family has been accused of a crime or if you learn that you are under investigation, it is in your best interest to contact Kareem A. Ramadan, a criminal defense attorney at Kareem Law APC, immediately. We can begin building your case as soon as you are informed of an accusation against you, taking the time to listen to your needs and uncover the circumstances surrounding your case.

If you are currently involved in a legal matter, our attorneys can represent you in court. Since 2013, we’ve assisted countless clients with complex litigation. We can help defend you if you did not intend to commit a crime, were the victim of an unjust accusation or were involved in an illegal law enforcement sting operation.

Arrested for a DUI Offence crime? For the sake of your freedom and your future, do not delay.
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The Best California DUI Offence Attorney

Since more than a decade ago, the Kareem Law APC has represented clients charged with DUIs. Even if testing is performed, it must be administered precisely in order to be admissible in court. Therefore, if you have an experienced DUI attorney on your side, you may be able to avoid or reduce the high fines, loss of privileges, and potential criminal charges associated with a DUI.

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Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Criminal Defense Attorney

After being arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in California, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will automatically suspend your driver’s license (DMV). This suspension will not take effect instantly. After your arrest, you have 10 days to request a DMV hearing.

Prior to this change, a prior DUI conviction was only counted as a single offense by the DMV. Beginning in 2022, however, each prior conviction will be considered a separate offense. This means that if you have two prior DUI convictions, the DMV will consider it to be three separate offenses.

The short answer is six months for a first-time DUI conviction, but California’s license suspension rules are complicated. Several factors may affect how long your suspension lasts. The first is whether you already served an administrative suspension.

Make Sure You Hire a Reliable Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are facing criminal charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney you can trust. Kareem has been practicing criminal law for more than a decade and is one of the most trusted and highly rated attorneys. Whether you need help with a domestic violence case, felony and misdemeanor cases, theft crimes, or any other criminal charges, call Kareem Law APC for excellent legal representation. Kareem is a compassionate criminal lawyer who will protect your rights, guide you through every step of the process, provide you with the legal counsel you deserve, and fight hard to obtain optimal results. Call today at (888)-506-6519 or use our online contact form to schedule contact with a seasoned criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles.

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04:20 15 Sep 22
I was faced with a case that never in my life I’d imagine to be dealing with that could’ve had detrimental effects on my life and career ending. Kareem was the best defense I had to get my life back together. From start to finish Kareem was very attentive, informative and determined to help get this fixed and he did! The case was never filed! Thank you!
Josh kappJosh kapp
17:09 10 Aug 22
I was arrested and was facing 2 felonies in October and spent some time sitting in county jail. After calling tens of lawyers to help I immediately knew Kareem would provide the help I was looking for. He walked me through the entire court process and was very reassuring that I had nothing to worry about. It is a great feeling when you have a confident lawyer behind you. Kareem managed to get my case dismissed and I have no charges on my record now. I don’t think I would have this result if it weren’t for his help. I would recommend him to anyone. He knows what he’s doing and he is the man for the job.
Ali LodinAli Lodin
23:09 23 Jun 22
Before hiring Kareem Law I made the mistake of listening to some ads for personal injury attorneys on the radio. I did not know what to expect since this was my first time needing to hire an attorney. The first office never returned my calls and never connected me with an attorney. I thought attorneys wanted to help their clients not treat them like dirt. I found Kareem's office after a family member told me of an attorney who did excellent work on his personal injury case.From the first call with Kareem he created a strong relationship with me where I felt appreciated and heard. Mr. Ramadan was always available when I needed answers and did a fabulous job settling my case.
Anna DrachukAnna Drachuk
19:36 13 Apr 22
I was very fortunate to have had Kareem as my attorney. From our very first conversation, I could tell he was very knowledgeable and experienced. His empathy and care for my situation, were encouraging and made me feel safe. Kareem was very personable, reachable, and communicated clearly. Kareem put a lot of effort to get the case dismissed and achieve a complete resolution without the additional stress of a trial. I am beyond grateful to him!
Lynette LansanganLynette Lansangan
17:20 25 Mar 22
Never in my life, did I think I would need a criminal defense attorney. A close family member committed a federal crime and suddenly I was searching for a criminal defense attorney. I submitted an inquiry to all lawyers in the Upland area and I am so thankful that Attorney Kareem was quick to reply on a Sunday afternoon!The next day, he was already doing a jail visit with my family member. The following day, we were meeting and discussing the case in his office. Right from the beginning,Kareem expressed his care and compassion for us and my incarcerated family member. He also made us feel very comfortable telling us a personal story of his that made him appreciate nurses, which my mom and I are! This life journey of his, made us feel that he knows the value of life and our family member would be in excellent hands.Kareem was always available to answer all our questions. If you call him or text him, he will always respond right away or within a few hours. This was an extremely difficult time in our lives and Kareem was always there to ease our minds. When trying to find an attorney who is going to save your life or a close family members, you have to fully trust your lawyer and Kareem is that man. He strongly advocated for my family member and got him released from jail with a mental health diversion. This was the goal from the beginning and we could not be more thankful to Attorney Kareem for the outcome.
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  •   Quick response even on the weekend. Atty Kareem seems like a great attorney however he was too busy for our small case. Thank you for your time.

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KAREEM LAW APC – CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

Attorney Kareem uses his training and experience as a former prosecutor to defend clients throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino. If you are arrested or charged with a criminal offense, you need someone with experience to defend and protect your rights. Call Kareem.
Kareem A. Ramdan and Malalai Farooqi, experienced criminal defense attorneys in Riverside, collaborating on a case.