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Law Offices of Loren M. Merlin

5455 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 709

Los Angeles, California 90036

Phone(323) 634-9500

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At the Law Offices of Loren M. Merlin located in Los Angeles, California serves clients in DUI and criminal defense. The firm gives free initial consultation to help you give helpful information about your case. We are committed to providing our clients with the level of legal counsel that actually


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 What Makes a DUI a Felony?

The majority of DUIs are misdemeanors; however, under certain circumstances even a first DUI offense can be prosecuted as a felony offense. A felony DUI can involve a lengthy prison sentence for the accused. If this is your first brush with the wrong side of the law, you are probably very nervous about what the future will bring. First off, the majority of DUIs in California are prosecuted as misdemeanor offenses.

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 The Consequences of Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated

A couple of drinks with dinner can subsequently lead to a fatal drunk driving accident. Vehicular manslaughter is a “wobbler” in the state of California, meaning it can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony offense. It’s very normal to enjoy a couple of drinks during an evening out on the town or while enjoying dinner with your spouse or a couple of friends.

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 The Importance of a DMV Hearing

A driver has just 10 days to schedule a DMV hearing upon a DUI arrest. This hearing is essential if the driver wishes to retain their driving privileges after being arrested for drinking and driving.

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 Legal Penalties for Minor in Possession of Alcohol

It is against the law for a person under the age of 21 to consume any amount of alcohol. If they are caught breaking this law they can be criminally prosecuted.

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 Mandatory Ignition Interlock Devices for Los Angeles County DUI Offenders

Assembly Bill No. 91 has established a pilot program in Los Angeles County that requires a person to install an ignition interlock device for a specified period of time in order to receive a restricted driver’s license or to have his or her license reinstated following a DUI-related suspension or revocation.

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