Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Experienced DUI Representation

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI)

The Baum Law Corp. vigorously defend people charged with drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs: whether illegal, or authorized prescription drugs.

Protecting Client’s Privilege to Drive at DMV Hearings

The California DMV will automatically suspend your drivers’ license after a drunk driving arrest. You only have 10-days –including weekend– to request an administrative hearing. Our firm will request the hearing on your behalf and will appear at that hearing in your place to make every attempt to preserve your ability to drive. Our firm will do everything possible to help you keep your driving privileges by vigorously defending you at the DMV suspension hearing.

DUI charges are serious and mean a long list of negative direct and indirect consequences.
No matter how bad a case may seem, there are ways to minimize or, in some cases, even avoid these consequences entirely. However, time is of the essence. The first month of the case can make a difference in the outcome.

There are several important reasons for this:

Preserving evidence in the case. Taking photos of the scene to capture the conditions as they existed at the time may be critical to presenting a strong defense.

Interviewing witnesses to preserve their testimony while their memories are fresh. In most cases the trial is not scheduled for many months after the original event. Sometimes witnesses move, forget, or become unavailable. Immediate action is required to preserve vital evidence.

Early meetings with Law Enforcement Investigators and Prosecutors can influence the type of charges that are filed before the case is brought to court. Law enforcement officers make a recommendation of what charges should be filed when they arrest someone, but prosecutors make the ultimate decision before the first court date. Based on our relationships with the various prosecuting offices, we can sometimes cause a dismissal or reduction in charges before the case gets to court.

No matter how hopeless your situation may now appear to you, our firm’s well trained, capable professionals will take every action possible to prepare your case for a successful outcome.

Even if you have high blood or breath alcohol test results, or if you refused all chemical tests, we have obtained dismissals or reduction in charges.

We will investigate how well the arresting officers performed their duties in accordance with their training, and leverage any uncertainty relating every aspect of the forensic results, whether breath or blood tests into reasonable doubt resulting in an acquittal.

There are dozens of ways to defeat a blood or breath test result. Here are a few examples from actual cases we’ve successfully handled:

  • Because the initial stop of our client wasn’t properly justified, all of the evidence that was collected afterwards had to be thrown out resulting in dismissal of the charges
  • Client was not a suitable candidate for breath testing due to a physical condition affecting the testing device, including persistent heartburn, that causes false results on breath tests
  • That the breath machines weren’t functioning properly due to improper or infrequent calibration as reflected by the maintenance records and calibration logs
  • That the integrity of the blood test results were compromised by bacterial growth or improper anti-coagulant or preservative levels
  • That blood-typing demonstrated a blood sample police attributed to our client was, in fact, someone else’s blood sample

That even though our client’s test results were above the legal limit at the time of testing, they were below the legal limit at the time of driving (which is the critical time in a DUI case)

All these cases, and many others, appeared at first to our clients to be unwinnable. The critical facts that turned the case around weren’t apparent on the surface. Only our firm’s aggressive approach revealed possible defenses that were not immediately visible.

You Are in Control of Your Legal Defense

Our Attorney is an aggressive trial lawyer and litigation specialist, however, the ultimate direction of your case is always under your control and direction. Mr. Baum will prepare your case for trial and then take it as far as you want to go. If you decide to not take your matter to trial, this means that Mr. Baum will engage in effective settlement negotiations on your behalf.

When the Prosecutor understands that you are prepared to go to trial – even if you really have no intention of doing so – it puts your case in a stronger position for effective bargaining. If, on the other hand, going to trial is the best way to protect your rights, it might mean taking your case to a California bench or jury trial.

We provide our clients with a relentlessly thorough legal defense, and we do that work in a compassionate, caring, respectful way. We creatively explore every strategic option to deliver the best possible outcome.

Call us for a free confidential consultation today!

Choosing our firm means that when you look back on it, you’ll know you did everything possible to bring about the best possible result for your case.

In Los Angeles County, The Baum Law Corp. routinely handles DUI cases in:
Airport Court (LAX), Alhambra, Antelope Valley (Lancaster), Antelope Valley Juvenile, Bellfower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Catalina, Central Arraignment (Bauchet), Compton, Downtown Los Angeles (CCB), Downey, East Los Angeles, Eastlake Juvenile, El Monte, Glendale, Hollywood, Inglewood, Inglewood Juvenile, Long Beach, Malibu, Metropolitan (Hill Street), Newhall, Norwalk, Pasadena, Pomona, Torrance, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita (Valencia), Van Nuys, West Covina, and Whittier.

We are Eternally Grateful to the M***** Family for Referring You

We are writing to say a huge THANK YOU for your work in representing our son, Blake,
in the court appearance… We were not able to be there, but he was in he best of hands with you. You accomplished what we had hoped and prayed would be he outcome.

We are so thankful for our friend’s referral to you, since we do not have any
acquaintances in Los Angeles, and we were a total loss of what to do. We are eternally
grateful to the M***** Family for referring you.

Thank you again for your hard work and your dedication!

Skip & Sue Reisinger

Delivers Results

David delivers on his promises, works with his clients to assure success and is generous. David has been here as a business consultant and lawyer for the past few years. He is well polished, great at communication and delivers results. Thank you for all your help.
Hired more than once. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Hersh D.

Instrumental in Reaching a Favorable Outcome

David was incredibly helpful in dealing with my case. He provided
exceptional legal services for a reasonable cost. He handled my case
aggressively and proactively and was instrumental in reaching a
favorable outcome. He was readily available to meet for court
preparation and was able to address any questions and concerns I had
throughout the proceedings. I would not hesitate to contact him should any
arise in the future.

Donovan Gilbuena


Thank You for Your Service to the Community

Although I do not know you, nor your firm, I wish to thank you, and all others working on the problems at Grand View….Sometimes it’s easy to forget that our work affects others . . . so, I wanted you to know that your efforts have impact on the lives of others.

Again, “Thank you!”

Robert B. Cushman

Reliable and Thorough Advocate

David knows his stuff and will work hard as your advocate in a reliable and thorough manner.  Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity.

Lyndon Parker

Managing Director at Mestel & Company

Your Law Firm was Truly a Blessing

Mr. Taylor, his parents and the entire family would like to extend our sincere gratitude
for your excellent service in representing him with his legal battle in a court of law. Your
law firm was truly a blessing to us all with this legal matter and we thank you so very
much for your representation.
Ms. Viola T.

Viola Taylor

David got it right

This is the attorney who I should’ve went with –To put it short out of all the attorneys I consulted with David was the only one who gave me the cut and dry straight forward answer in how to best handle my case unfortunately I went along with the majority ideas and I really should’ve hired David because if I had I wouldn’t have done any jail time or plea bargaining which led to lots of money, classes, community labor, probation for years after. David got it right with the information I gave when I told my side of the story.  – posted by Anonymous, March 31, 2021


Caring and Dedicated Attorney

David Is a very caring and dedicated attorney. As his interpreter, I have witness first hand his interaction with his clients, and I am happy to recommend David.

Teri Szucs

Knowledgeable, Dedicated, Compassionate and Extremely Competent

David is knowledgeable, dedicated, compassionate and extremely competent. I would recommend him for any assignment that falls within his expertise.

Barry Howard

I would recommend him without reservation.

Dear David, I’ve written this recommendation of your work. David went right to work on our tax problem and, very economically, produced a result that enabled us to counter an IRS position. I would recommend him without reservation.

Rex Rhinesmith

Committed and Tenacious Lawyer!

I made it through a difficult layoff in the entertainment industry thanks to the wisdom and guidance of David Baum. He is a highly experienced attorney that helped me navigate through complicated paperwork to ensure that my rights were not violated. He is dedicated to providing outstanding representation to his clients, and has a well-deserved reputation for being a committed and tenacious lawyer!

Deborah C., MA Spiritual Psychology Int’l Transformation Coach, Educator, Speaker, March 17, 2011

The one and only attorney I will be calling is Mr. Baum!

I was involved in an extremely high profile federal criminal court case in Downtown Los Angeles because a former boss of mine was under investigation by the FBI and ultimately charged /convicted/locked up for many years. Mr. Baum is a truly brilliant attorney who not only has the intellect and experience it takes to maneuver through an extremely complicated and multilayered case like mine, but he does so with a Zen like calm that keeps everyone guessing. While representing me, Mr. Baum had no choice but to juggle many hats and I cannot thank him or sing his praises enough! He found secret exits out of the courtroom (to avoid the daily awaiting photographers and reporters after one had chased us out the building and through the parking lot trying to take my photo and get a statement) to making sure that my safety was maintained throughout the entire experience (prep, trial and even afterwards). I pray that I never have to go through another trial, but if I do, you can guarantee that the one and only attorney I will be calling is Mr. Baum!

Tarita Virtue

Private Investigator, October 26, 2011

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