Los Angeles Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
Drunk Driving Offenses
Attorney Matt Wallin stood up for me and by my side through the entire DUI process. His legal representation through the judicial system got my license back, when the police had not conducted the chemical test of my blood (BAC) properly.
Without Attorney Matt Wallin I would not have known that my rights had been violated by the arresting officer. If you need a DUI defense attorney, contact Matt Wallin. He is personable, friendly, and has great relationships throughout the Orange County court system.
– D. M.
I was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol; because I had two prior felony convictions within 10 years of my new DUI case, the new case was also charged as a felony. In addition, my blood alcohol level on my new case was a .3, over three times the legal limit. I have also had approximately 17 alcohol related arrests over my lifetime. I then contacted the law offices of Wallin & Klarich to help me. I soon learned that Wallin & Klarich is unique in that they place one attorney per court which allows that attorney to build a relationship with the judges and the district attorneys and generally mastered a particular court. This in turn permits the Wallin & Klarich attorney to get better results for the client. Due to my record the district attorney wanted to sentence me to state prison for 16 months to two years. However my attorney negotiated with the judge and ended up getting sentenced to a program. I WAS NOT SENTENCED TO ONE DAY IN JAIL! I truly believe that without the familiarity my Wallin & Klarich attorney had with the court I would be in state prison.
– D. M.
I was under 21 years old and was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol. I knew what I did was wrong, but I did not know the full consequence of my actions. I learned that if either the DMV or the court find a person under 21 years of age driving with a blood alcohol level over .08% the law requires their license to be suspended for 1 year in addition to other consequence. My blood results were over the legal limit and I was scared. I hired one firm but did not feel secure in their representation or that they really treated my case as very important. Then I hired Wallin & Klarich and immediately felt my case was in good hands. WK Attorney won my DMV hearing and stopped them from suspending my license. Then I was able to get my court case reduced to a less charge and persuaded the judge not to suspend my licenses. He saved my driving privilege so I can still attend school and work.
– S. L.
I was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. I took a blood test, which the police claimed was .15. I retained the Law offices of Wallin & Klarich to represent me. My attorney fought for me, he was aggressive and knowledgeable with the issues surrounding my DUI case and ultimately resulting in the entire case being dismissed. Thank you David and Wallin & Klarich. I would highly recommend them to family and friends.
– M. J.
I was on my way home at about 1a.m., and a police officer began to follow me. For no apparent reason at all, the officer pulled me over. He said that I was weaving and arrested me for driving under the influence. I later found out that I had a blood alcohol content of .10.
I hired the Law firm of Wallin & Klarich, and attorney Michael L. DeFrank was assigned to the case. Mr. De Frank obtained all the pertinent records pertaining to my case. Mr. DeFrank filed a motion to supress the evidence based on the testimoney of a witness that my driving was fine. Also, he showed the judge that the officer was less than truthful about my driving because there was only one lane of traffic due to road construction. The judge ruled that the stop lacked probable cause and dismissed the case. Thank you Mr. DeFrank.
– R. P.
After interviewing various attorneys and doing some research online, I retained the Law Offices of Wallin & Klarich to represent me. I was charged with a DUI and driving on a suspended license. My attorney went to court and filed a motion to dismiss the case, he was aggressive and determined to see that the case would be dropped. When we appeared in court for the hearing, the judge granted the motion and case was dismissed.
Thank you Wallin & Klarich.
I was on my way home from the desert at dusk on a two lane highway when a car approached from the other direction. The other car was swerving onto my side of the road and then straightened out. As the car got very close to me it swerved onto my side of the road again. At the last moment, I turned off onto the shoulder, and my jeep spun out. The accident caused the hood of the jeep to fold, the windshield was broken, the roof was partially collapsed, and there was major front-end damage. The jeep was totaled.
Other motorists called the police. When the CHP arrived I admitted that I had been drinking. At the hospital, I was treated and tested for my blood alcohol content. I later found out that I had alcohol content of .14. The CHP officer arrived at the hospital and took my driver” license. He handed me a pink sheet of paper and told me that my license would be suspended.
I hired the law offices of Wallin & Klarich, and attorney Michael DeFrank was assigned to the case. Mr. DeFrank obtained all the records and DMV documents pertaining to my case. After a review of the evidence, Mr. DeFrank set up an in person hearing at the DMV. It turned out that even though my blood alcohol level exceeded the limit, the blood test was done more than three hours after the time of driving in violation of the administrative regulations governing blood test procedures. Shortly thereafter, I received notice that my driver’s licenses had been reinstated. Thank you Mr. DeFrank for your help in this matter, and thank you Wallin & Klarich for being there when I needed you.
– J. H.
I was arrested for a DUI with injury from traffic collision. I sought the services of Wallin & Klarich for representation. Mr. Michael Reck was assigned to handle my case. Because this accident involved alcohol and injuries, I was facing a felony charge, which could have placed me in state prison. My blood alcohol level came back at .06%. Mr. Reck had my blood re-tested and it came back .05% prior to my court date, Mr. Reck was able to get these charges filed against me as a misdemeanor. Once in court, Mr. Reck negotiated with the DA to get the DUI with accident charge dismissed. He was able to get the charge reduced to a wet-reckless. I did not have to serve a day in jail. I would recommend the services of Wallin & Klarich and Michael Reck to anyone in need of an attorney.
– M. M.
I was arrested and charged with a first time DUI. I was facing possible jail time and losing my license. I hired the law offices of Wallin & Klarich to assist me with my case. Tamara Wagner was assigned to handle my case in Riverside Court. She was able to negotiate with the district attorney and get the DUI charged, dismissed and reduced to a dry reckless, which is not alcohol related, and will not affect my license. I would recommend the services of Wallin & Klarich if you were in need of an experienced attorney who knows the local courts.
– L. M.
“I knew I was well represented but the NOT GUILTY jury trial verdict in Los Angeles County just reinforced my praise for my lawyer at Wallin & Klarich. We went up against the governments senior criminalist and a 14 years veteran of the CHP who qualified as a Drug Recognition Expert and still won. The officer indicated he saw me weaving for several miles and speeding at more than 85 miles per hour. My attorney was able to attack the unreliability of the prosecutors evidence. My only reason for going to trial was because my job was on the line. I am glad I did, I was able to keep my job. I will refer anyone who needs a good lawyer to Wallin & Klarich. Thank you for helping me when I was in a jam. You guys are real problem solvers. Thank you again.”
– J. G.
“On March 4, 2000, I was arrested for my second DUI in seven years. I tested for a .17 Blood alcohol level. I was concerned about having to serve jail time, having to install the breathalizer machine in my car and having an expensive fines and a lengthy 18 months state mandated program.
Thanks to the efforts of my lawyer at Wallin & Klarich he was able to have my entire 2nd time DUI case thrown out!.. I resolved the case for a non moving violation which resulted in zero points being put on my driving record. The result was no jail, a small fine, and only one year of probation. I could not have asked for a better result.
Thank you so much Attorney of Wallin & Klarich for helping protect my rights.”
– D. A.
“I just wanted to take this opportunity to express how happy and impressed I was with the way you handled my case. Not only did I feel comfortable with your expertise, but also the reputation of your firm exceeded all my expectations. I will definitely refer any of my friends, family or colleagues to you and your firm should they require your professional abilities. Thank you for all your help.”
– C. R.
“I was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and hired Wallin & Klarich. I knew that I was intoxicated, but I also knew that my rights had been violated and that officers did not see me drive even though others had. My attorney met with me on several occasions to strategize how we were going to disprove the charges. He was able to convince the District Attorney to dismiss the DUI case and only charge with me with drunk in public. This was important since I was already on probation for a previous DUI. This result was fair since my blood alcohol level was 0.24%, well over the legal limit. Wallin & Klarich was also able to review and argue all the evidence at my DMV hearing. Wallin &Klarich found out that the officer lied and was not certified under Title 17 to give breath results and had my entire DMV case thrown out and my driver’s license returned to me. Originally attorneys told me that I could go to jail and lose my license for a year. Wallin & Klarich helped me keep my license.”
– F. B.
“I was charged with a second DUI, the District Attorney wanted me to do jail time, suspend my license for 18 months and join an alcohol program for 18 months. I hired the law offices of Wallin & Klarich and through the efforts of my lawyer, my case was reduced to a reckless driving charge with no jail time, no penalty on my drivers license and hundreds of dollars less in fines. I am very grateful to Wallin & Klarich.”
– J. T.
“I was on probation for DUI and I was arrested for a second DUI. On the following night I was arrested again for DUI, which would make it my third DUI. I hired Wallin & Klarich to handle my cases. Because of my prior DUI and my blood alcohol level, I was facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 180 days. My attorney negotiated my case with the District Attorney and was able to get me help for my addiction. She was able to negotiate NO JAIL. I was sentenced for six months in an out patient rehabilitation program. Not only did my attorney keep me out of jail, she was also able to get me the help I needed to fight my addiction.”
– K. A. E.
“I want to say that I am pleased to have been represented by Wallin & Klarich. My attorney represented me in a DUI during a very difficulty time for me. He managed to get my refusal allegations stricken to help me avoid jail. For that I am pleased and will recommend Wallin & Klarich to my friends.”
– M. C.
– “I had a public defender when I started my case. The public defender said I was looking at one year or year and a half jail. I was also looking at substantial fines. My attorney of Wallin & Klarich helped me avoid that offer and saved me substantial money in fines. I will recommend him to all my friends. I am very, very pleased with my legal results.”
– C. N.
“I am very pleased with my legal representation by Wallin & Klarich. I was facing jail time because of having a high blood alcohol level and for having a car accident. I meant no harm. Wallin & Klarich was able to keep me out of jail and get me the help. I would recommend Wallin & Klarich to anyone.”
– S. K.
“I was arrested for a DUI. I was concerned because the DUI involved an accident with my car being totaled. I was worried about jail so I hired Wallin & Klarich. Wallin & Klarich was able to keep me out of jail and was able to resolve my case for a lesser charge. I received a nominal fine and only a one-day (8 hour) alcohol class. I am very, very pleased with my results.”
– M. R.
“I was very pleased with my legal representation. I was charged with driving under the influence and for damaging prison property. My attorney got me a nonalcoholic related charge. I did not have to do the alcohol classes. He also got me a NOT GUILTY finding by way of a Court Trial on the allegation of having a .08 or higher. I am very pleased with my result.”
– R. L.
“I was arrested for a DUI and had a blood alcohol level of .12. My attorney was able to poke holes in the case and get me a reduced charge. I am pleased with my representation by Wallin & Klarich. Wallin & Klarich is a very good law firm.”
– A. A.
“I had a .14 BAC through a blood test. My lawyer at Wallin & Klarich was able to get me reduced charges by showing a chain of custody problems. Needless to say I am very pleased with my representation by Wallin & Klarich. I will recommend them to all my friends.”
– G. B. J.
“On July 8, 2000 I was arrested for driving with a blood alcohol of .18. My lawyer at Wallin & Klarich was able to show a title 17 violation that helped me resolve the case for a lesser charge. I am very pleased with my legal representation by Wallin & Klarich.”
– J. T.
“I would like to thank you for all your help. To say the least, this was a very traumatic period in my life. I was facing two situations in two courts. You were able to explain everything to me and work closely with the courts to get me through this trying period. Initially, I knew I was facing lots of jail time as well as other consequences. Together, we were able to get me to face my problem and seek help. You were able to even alleviate some of the harsh court consequences by implementing my alcohol program as part of my sentence. In this way, the courts’ were able to see that I was serious about making myself better and they gave me this opportunity. Thank you for all your hard work and compassion.”
– T. L.
“I was arrested for a Misdemeanor DUI in October 1999. I contacted Wallin & Klarich for representation. Wallin & Klarich was assigned to handle my case. My case was not filed until May of 2000. Wallin & Klarich was informed that in addition to the misdemeanor charge of DUI, charges of Felony Evading were filed. I was never cited for this nor informed of this additional charge. I was willing to admit the DUI charge and take my case consequences, which would have entailed NO jail time. Wallin & Klarich presented the evidence to the District Attorney to try and resolve the case but he did not want to listen. He wanted to send me away to State Prison for 2 years. With Wallin & Klarich‘s advise the FELONY EVADING CHARGE WAS DISMISSED. Wallin & Klarich was able to keep me out of State Prison, and from losing my job and everything I had ever worked for. I would recommend Wallin & Klarich to anyone who is in need of a good criminal attorney who fights for their clients.”
– C. F.
“I was very depressed and did not know what to do when when I got arrested again for my third DUI. I called Wallin & Klarich and my attorney was able to successfully resolve my case. My lawyer gave me hope and he was right that, “there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel.”
– J. R.
“My husband was arrested for a DUI for having a .15 BAC. He was being charged with a 2nd time DUI offense, looking at mandatory jail, a lengthy 18-month alcohol program and stiff fines. His lawyer George Kita filed a MOTION TO SUPRESS all evidence seized as a result of an ILLEGAL TRAFFIC STOP. He WON the motion! No fines, No jail and No alcohol school. My family and I thank Wallin & Klarich.”
– M. W.
“I am writing this letter to thank you for your great effort on my behalf. I was charged with a DUI and an accident and to make things worse, with an allegation that I refused a blood alcohol test. Wallin & Klarich worked hard on my case. I was looking at 45 days in the county jail, but Wallin & Klarich was able to talk to the prosecutors and expose the weaknesses of their case. In turn, the prosecutors finally agreed that the case merited NO JAIL TIME. Not having to go to jail for that long, saved me my job and my family. Thanks Wallin & Klarich.”
– J. P.
“I had four open DUI’s, one could have been a felony. I am thankful for the services of Wallin & Klarich. I was very happy with the services provided and would recommend the law firm of Wallin & Klarich to anyone else in my position.”
– T. B.
“I was arrested for a DUI with injury from a traffic collision. I sought the services of Wallin & Klarich for representation. Wallin & Klarich was assigned to handle my case. Because this incident involved alcohol and injuries, I was facing a felony charge which could have placed me in state prison. My blood alcohol level came back at .06%. Wallin & Klarich had my blood re-tested and it came back to .05%. Prior to my court date, Wallin & Klarich was able to get the charges against me filed as a Misdemeanor. Once in court, Wallin & Klarich negotiated with the District Attorney to get the DUI with Accident charge dismissed. They were able to get the charge reduced to a wet-reckless. I did not have to serve one day in jail. I would recommend the services of Wallin & Klarich to anyone in need of an attorney who will fight for them.”
– S. M.
“I was charged with driving under the influence when driving from Las Vegas to California. I am a lieutenant in the Navy and was immediately sent to sea; however, prior to leaving I hired the law firm of Wallin & Klarich. While at sea, my attorney and I communicated from email aboard my ship and we were able to discuss my case extensively. I knew that a conviction for a DUI would jeopardize my career in the military especially because I caused an automobile accident as well. On my own initiative and with the help of my attorney I started alcohol programs aboard the ship and obtained letters of recommendation and a brief history of my life. My attorney was able to argue with the DA and eliminate jail time and a DUI charge and eventually get a charge reduced. The reduced charge will allow me to live and continue working as an officer in the armed forces without a court martial or obstructing my career goals.”
– E. B.
“When I went to your office, I was looking at some serious jail time. I had two prior DUI convictions and was facing my third in front of an especially tough Judge in Whittier. I was told that I would be spending at least 6 months in jail. I am a person with special needs and could not survive that long in jail. I also had to take care of my ailing father. Thanks to Wallin & Klarich, I was able to serve only 4 months and do so at my house on house arrest. This allowed me to take care of my father and go to work. Thank you for all your efforts.”
– T. J.
“I was arrested for a DUI with enhancement penalties. My attorney at Wallin & Klarich was able to get all the enhancements stricken to avoid any mandatory jail. I am impressed.”
“I had a .25 Blood alcohol level test result. Yet my attorney was able to show that I had a rising blood alcohol level and was able to get the enhancement charged dismissed. Terrific result!”
– C. R.
“I was charged with driving under the influence; my blood alcohol level was a .19, which is over twice the legal limit. I hired the LAW OFFICES OF Wallin & Klarich to defend me in the court matter and for the DMV hearing. I learned that while the court could have restricted my license for 90 days, the DMV could have suspended it for up to 5 months, which means that I would NOT be permitted to drive for any purpose because of the potential DMV hearing result. This would have been a disaster for me since my job requires that I drive every day. As such I needed an experienced attorney to represent me with the DMV and with the court. I hired WALLIN & KLAIRCH because of their experience with DMV and DUI matters. My Wallin & Klarich attorney attended the hearing without my being present; a few days later I received a letter saying that the action against me had been SET ASIDE, meaning that I had won the hearing and my license would NOT be suspended despite my .19 blood alcohol level. I truly believe that the experience Wallin & Klarich attorneys have in DMV and DUI matters. which makes up the majority of their practice, made the difference in my case and helped me keep my job.”
I was involved in a traffic collision and was arrested a few hours later at my house with the officer claiming that I was driving under the influence of alcohol. I had exchanged information with the party involved and over an hour later she decides that she feels I had been drinking and calls the police. The DMV wanted to suspend my license for 1 year because I was under 21 years of age. I hired Wallin and Klarich to represent me with this DMV matter. Wallin and Klarich conducted many hearings with the DMV and is known by the Driver Safety Hearing Officers. The attorney argued several issues with the DMV Officer including no probable cause for the contact at my home, and the Officer could not establish the time of driving which is required under Title 17. The hearing officer rendered a favorable decision and my license has been reinstated with no action against it. Wallin and Klarich saved me from having my license suspended for 1 year by the DMV. If you are ever in need of an attorney, I would highly recommend you hire Wallin and Klarich. They will fight for you!
– Confidential Client
Dear Wallin & Klarich Attorney:
Wallin and Klarich provided excellent service when my 18-year-old son was arrested for a DUI. Their dedication to insuring that my son received a second chance at being a responsible, productive adult was impressive, to say the least. As a mother, it means the world to me. As a legal professional, I know what a find it is to have legal representatives with their talent and quick-wittedness on your side. Hopefully, my son will not need legal assistance again. But if he does, I would not hesitate to call Wallin and Klarich.
Sometimes you just have to trust in a voice. I did. And it made all the difference.
A few days after I was arrested for my second DUI this past January, I flipped open the Yellow Pages to a section I wouldn’t wish on my most loathsome enemy- law firms touting their DUI expertise. The whole process of calling strangers and recounting the details of an event still agonizingly fresh in my memory can be frustrating and demeaning. Not to mention downright frightening, once you hear the sanctions you’re facing as a repeat offender- as much as a year behind bars in some cases. Jail time, they all confirmed, was most likely a forgone conclusion.
So, who was I to choose? Nobody was promising me community service, house arrest or a papal dispensation. Even those guys with the ubiquitous slogan didn’t seem all that friendly. The answer came from my gut, or more precisely, my ear.
I called Wallin and Klarich and spoke to an experienced attorney. I must admit, I found the tone of her voice utterly reassuring. It possessed a certain calm precision no doubt honed from hours in the courtroom. But there was something else. An immediacy. An accessibility. True sincerity. Without making and promises, she won me over at once. And I couldn’t help thinking that this is the person I want talking on my behalf to the district attorneys.
When we met in person, my aural hunch proved true. She was the real deal. As my case moved forward, she was always on top of things, quick to return my calls and decisive when a continuance was needed to keep me away from a particularly severe judge. In the final analysis, her relationships with attorneys in the D.A.’s Office helped cut my jail time by more than half. Something I’m ecstatic about every morning I wake up in my own bed.
Facing a second DUI is something I wish on nobody. But should you find yourself in that harrowing predicament, it sure helps to have a strong voice helping you through.
– J. P.
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At Wallin & Klarich, we approach every case with the belief that the person we’re defending could easily be one of our own family members. We’ve seen firsthand how stressful legal matters can be for our clients and their loved ones. We are committed to being available to our clients at all times — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you or someone you love is facing drunk driving charges in Southern California, you should call Wallin & Klarich today for a free evaluation of your case. Call (877) 466-5245 or fill out our online consultation form to get in contact with a legal professional today. We will be there when you call.