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Gold & Witham

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer

We're Dedicated to DUI Defense

As soon as you have been arrested for drunk driving, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced and dedicated DUI attorney. DUI charges are not only very serious, they can be extremely stressful, upsetting and even humiliating. If you have been arrested for DUI, you are probably wondering what will happen to your car, your license, your driving privileges and your record. You have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to contact the DMV and schedule a hearing, or your license will be automatically suspended.

You need to act quickly. The sooner you speak with a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney who knows exactly how to handle these types of cases, the sooner your case can be evaluated and your defense can be built. The DUI defense team at Gold & Witham is solely dedicated to providing aggressive and comprehensive defense to individuals throughout Los Angeles and Orange County who have been charged with drunk driving. Our lawyers specialize in drunk driving cases.

The Most Common Mistake in Hiring a DUI Lawyer

If you decide to hire a DUI attorney after an arrest, you should always keep in mind that even if an attorney works in criminal defense, he or she is not necessarily qualified to handle a DUI defense case. If a lawyer does not focus on drunk driving offenses and their related charges and laws, that lawyer will not be able to offer you the best possible defense for your case. These factors of focus and experience are truly what set the legal team at our law offices apart. The firm is devoted to defending those who have been arrested for drunk driving in Los Angeles.

Client Reviews

"From my first phone call to my day in Court, I felt that I was in the hands of professionals."


"They were professional, extremely helpful and caring, and also excellent about communicating with me and explaining to me all the procedures and possible outcomes. I had tried 5 or 6 other law firms first and was extremely disappointed. My decision to go with Gold and Witham was certainly the right one."


"Through hard work and the willingness to change, my case was reduced from a DUI to a speeding contest. The hard work paid off and surpassed my expectations."

Put 40+ Years of Legal Experience to Work for You

A DUI conviction can very seriously and negatively impact your life, especially if you have prior DUI convictions on your record. With the help of a knowledgeable legal professional from Gold & Witham, you could greatly increase your chances of avoiding harsh and unnecessary penalties. When you are looking for a DUI attorney, it is important to keep their experience and success record in mind. The attorneys at our firm are fully prepared to utilize over 40 years of combined experience in the area of DUI defense in order to give you the best chance at success in your case.

Your driving privileges and rights are important to you and they should be equally important to your attorney. We understand the ins and outs of the DUI court process and DMV hearings alike, and use this experience to protect our clients' licenses while helping them avoid jail time, heavy fines and other criminal penalties. Just as no two individuals are the same, no two DUI cases are the same. At our law firm, we believe in approaching each case with unique solutions. Your needs and concerns should be important to your lawyer, which is why we work closely with every client.

Repercussions of a DUI Conviction

The punishments for a drunk driving conviction can be very severe, even if you have no prior criminal record. You could be subject to the following punishments:

  • Possible jail time
  • Extensive fines
  • Alcohol abuse classes
  • Community service
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Ignition interlock device installation

If you have prior DUI convictions on you record, you could be facing increased penalties. A second DUI conviction could land you in jail for up to a year. Besides paying fines and court fees of up to $2800, you could lose your license for two years. After a fourth DUI, you will be charged with a felony and could permanently lose your driver's license. If you were charged with DUI and another individual was injured, you could spend time in state prison.

Depending on the severity of the injuries and the amount of people injured, this sentence could be three years or more. The penalty for vehicular manslaughter is up to ten years in prison, depending on how much negligence was involved. There are many more aggravating factors that can lead to more severe penalties. If you would like to discuss these penalties with a legal professional, please talk to a Los Angeles DUI attorney from our firm.

Helpful Videos from Our Lawyers

We want to share our knowledge with you, so that you can be better informed about the charges that you are facing. First of all, we explain why hiring a DUI attorney is essential for the defense of your case, and why Gold & Witham may be right for you. In the following videos, our firm explains the penalties connected to the various types of drunk driving charges, as well as information on the DUI process. Having dealt with DUI cases for a substantial amount of time, our firm also is fully aware of the politics surrounding drunk driving cases as well as controversial cases such as underage DUI and celebrity DUI. We hope these videos prove to be informative to you.

Click on the links below to watch helpful videos that our firm has provided:

Cities & Counties our DUI Attorneys Serve

At Gold & Witham, we take pride in providing our clients with only the highest quality legal counsel and the most aggressive representation possible. We know that your future is on the line, and we want to offer you the personal attention as well as the dedicated representation you need in this situation in order to avoid the many negative consequences associated with a drunk driving conviction in California. While our office is located in Los Angeles, CA, we are available to represent clients throughout Los Angeles County and Orange County.

Call now to set up a free and confidential consultation with a lawyer at our firm.

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