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Pasadena, California DUI Defense Attorneys

Khalaf & Khalaf – Pasadena DUI Defense Lawyers

If convicted for drunk driving in the state of California, you could lose your license, spend time in jail, and end up paying a heavy fine. Additionally, your insurance premiums will likely increase and you could lose your job if your employer has a zero tolerance policy in regard to criminal convictions. For these and other reasons, it’s important to work with an attorney who understands what needs to be done to reduce the charges or sentence against you. With his background in law enforcement, experience with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, and training in the investigation and proof of alcohol-related driving offenses, Los Angeles DUI defense attorney Mark Khalaf can help you if you’ve been arrested for drunk driving.

DUI cases are among those where the courts recognize the ravaging effects of disease, yet do not tolerate irresponsibility dealing with it. A criminal attorney in Pasadena has numerous options in such cases, depending on individual circumstances, that can often limit or eliminate impact of a DUI on your life, and even on your insurance premiums and driving record. These can turn a DUI apprehension into a positive point in your life if you do actually have a drinking problem. Even if you do not, a good and informed DUI lawyer also knows legal details affecting specific circumstances that can diminish the influence of claims by arresting officers, and avoid legal considerations altogether.

Regardless of whether this is a first time DUI offense or if you’ve been convicted before, we can help. To find out more about how Mark Khalaf approaches your legal problem, contact him for a free case evaluation at Khalaf & Khalaf in Pasadena.

After Your Pasadena DUI Arrest

DUI arrest in California starts two cases – a criminal prosecution for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and an administrative proceeding to suspend your driver’s license. The DUI process can be confusing, especially if you’ve never been arrested for drunk driving before. Pasadena DUI/DWI lawyer Mark Khalaf can help you on both fronts.

Pasadena DUI Defense – How We can Help You

For the criminal charges, he will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your arrest, including the arresting officer’s reasonable suspicion or probable cause for the traffic stop, to see if all evidence of the alleged offense can be suppressed. Mark Khalaf’s familiarity with the technical details of the breath test can also represent an advantage in disproving the results. He can show how poor calibration, improper use, or interactions with authorized medications can result in an inaccurate Intoxilyzer or Breathalyzer reading.

Whatever the circumstances of your DUI arrest might be, Pasadena DUI defense lawyer Mark Khalaf has the experience and skill to make the most of your defense.

License Suspension after a Pasadena DUI

He also understands the importance of fast action to protect your driver’s license. Failure to request a DMV hearing within ten days of the arrest results in the automatic suspension of your license for four months. If your license has been suspended, Los Angeles DMV hearing attorney Mark Khalaf can help with obtaining a conditional or provisional license for essential driving. There are other penalties associated with a DUI conviction. Depending on your driving record and the circumstance surrounding your arrest, Mr. Khalaf may be able to reduce the sentence against you, including avoiding jail in exchange for extended community service.

Pasadena DUI defense attorney Mark Khalaf also represents persons accused of aggravated drunk driving charges (including child endangerment) or cases involving prior convictions or repeat offenders. For a free case evaluation about your case, contact Mark Khalaf at Khalaf & Khalaf in Pasadena.

Khalaf & Khalaf
33 South Catalina Avenue
Suite 202
Pasadena, California 91106


Toll Free: (888) 700 - 0066
Office: (626) 486 - 0166
Fax: (626) 486 - 0218
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The Pasadena, CA law firm of Khalaf & Khalaf serves clients in Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, & Orange County; and the citites of Torrance, San Fernando, Alhambra, Bellflower, Victorville, Long Beach, Burbank, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Glendale, South Pasadena, Alta Dena, Santa Clarita and throughout Southern California.