California Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Law Firm
Other Offices: Beverly Hills, CA Glendale, CA Los Angeles, CA Pasadena, CA
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Law Firm OverviewThe Kraut Law Group provides aggressive representation for clients facing DUI charges. They take great pride in trying to keep the severe consequences resulting from a DUI conviction from happening to his clients.
As a former senior prosecutor who was educated at Harvard Law School, Michael Kraut handles all matters concerning DUI charges, DMV administrative hearing throughout the Los Angeles area.
Our dedicated team can assist you with many different situations involving the DUI process, no matter your exact situation, no matter if you are facing a chemical test refusal, are an out of state driver or are looking into a DUI Expungement, you can be confident that we will go the distance to help you achieve an optimum outcome.
Year this Office was Established: 2008
Languages: English, Spanish
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Additional Areas of Law: Warrants; Worker's Compensation Criminal Fraud; Health Care Fraud; Lewd Conduct; Elder Abuse Defense; Private Investigators; Violent Crimes; Criminal Threats; Kidnapping; Marijuana; Extradition Warrants; Welfare Fraud; Medical Marijuana; Extortion; Grand Theft; Auto Insurance Fraud; Conspiracy; Petty Theft; Misdemeanor Hit and Run; Check Fraud; Cycling Under The Influence (CUI); Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License; Felony Hit And Run; Drunk in Public; Extortion Alcohol Crimes; Rap Sheets; Driving Offenses; Insurance Crimes; Violating a Restraining Order/ California DUI Law; Driver’s License Suspension – Police; Driving Under the Influence of Drugs; DUI Defense; DUI with Injury; Vehicular Manslaughter; DUI Expungements; Felony DUI.
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Under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, police are not allowed to simply stop any car in order to investigate the driver for a DUI offense. Both the U.S. and California Supreme Courts have held that officers must have reasonable or probable cause that the driver is violating the law before pulling a vehicle over. A traffic stop based on a mere suspicion or idle curiosity is not valid, and an officer needs an objectively reasonable basis for stopping a vehicle.Read Article
Many people are surprised to learn that law enforcement officers are not simply allowed to stop any vehicle they see on the road.Read Article
When a person is charged criminally with a DUI offense there are several different pleas that he or she can enter in court.Read Article
Retrograde extrapolation is the scientific and mathematical process used by chemists and toxicologists to estimate what a person’s blood alcohol content was at a specific time based on test results obtained at a later period of time. In the context of DUI cases, it is often used to determine whether or not a driver had a BAC of 0.08 or higher at the actual time of driving based on what the BAC was at the time of testing.Read Article
An Ignition Interlock Device (“IID”) is a device that connects to a vehicle’s ignition and requires a breath sample from the driver in order to start the vehicle and to keep the car operating.Read Article
Before a driver can be arrested for a DUI offense, the investigating officer must be able to form a reasonable suspicion that the driver is under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating substance. This will be based on the officer’s observations of the driver’s appearance and demeanor and information about drinking or drug use the driver voluntarily provides when asked.Read Article
One frequent concern that those arrested for driving under the influence may have is what effect a DUI conviction would have on a potential military career.Read Article
When someone is arrested and cited for a DUI offense, the driver typically is released from jail the next morning and given a citation with a future court date. Generally, the arrested driver must sign a notice to appear showing that he or she is aware of the future court date and that he or she promises to appear in court on the scheduled arraignment date. Missing this court date can carry serious consequences.Read Article
A DUI accident that results in a fatality is a tragedy for all parties involved and their families. However, the particular factual circumstances surrounding the fatality will impact what type of criminal charges are ultimately filed.Read Article
How much time must pass between DUI convictions before a new charge is no longer considered a "second DUI"? Many people who have old DUI convictions on their record may not realize that the old conviction can be used to enhance the penalties on any subsequent conviction for driving under the influence. However, there is a limit to how long a prior DUI conviction can affect the mandatory sentencing requirements on a new DUI charge.Read Article
For many people who are stopped and arrested for driving under the influence after going through a DUI checkpoint, a very common question is whether or not these checkpoints comply with the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. The U.S. Supreme Court has previously held that an officer must have probable cause that the driver is engaged in some sort of illegal activity before he or she can legally pull that vehicle over.Read Article