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Ventura County's 254 DUI Arrests: Not A Happy New Year

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

I just read in the paper 254 folks were arrested for DUI over the past 17 days in Ventura County.  I’m sorry to hear that the New Year now necessarily will include quickly contacting, especially within the first ten (10) days of your arrest, a criminal defense lawyer experienced in DUI and vehicular crimes defense.  Schwartz & Powell is the firm to call to ease your pain.

It  may look grim, you may be frustrated, but we at Schwartz & Powell are here  to help you clear away this problem.  You have to interact with lawyers now and we have a fully staffed full service law office at the ready. We know the Ventura Court; our offices are less than a  half-mile away from the courthouse; and  all four of our attorneys have more than thirty years experience practicing principally in Ventura County.  Ventura County Court is a peculiar institution and one must understand the court’s unique processes to maximize the client’s results with the court and also with DMV, which will want to damage your driving privilege and with whom we have extensive and successful results.  When you hire Schwartz & Powell, you have the benefit of dealing with four partners each of whom is highly experienced and successful with drunk driving and other vehicular crimes charges. 

We at Schwartz & Powell take our obligations and responsibilities to our clients seriously.  We charge reasonable rates for reasonable services and we know whether a case should be disposed by plea or by trial.  If trial it must be, we have an outstanding record of not guilty verdicts and dismissals.   And if the case should be resolved by a plea bargain we negotiate dispositions every bit as beneficial to you as is possible.  We charge realistic fees accordingly so you are not paying for a trial when your case will be negotiated to a conclusion short of trial.  If the case goes to disposition at an early stage or to a trial, we are flexible within limits on payment schedules and accept all major credit cards.

This is an embarrassing and humiliating experience you have found yourselves in but do not despair.  The law permits Schwartz & Powell to make your court appearances for you so you do not have to come to court.  We can ordinarily do so for you and then advise you of status after we have done so.  There is no need for you to stand in line and wait and then spend a morning waiting for your case to be called in a crowded courtroom.  We can do that for you. We can do many things for you. We are, after all, at your service. 

So if you have been arrested for DUI or any other vehicular crime in Ventura County please give us a call.  We also practice in most other Southern California counties, including Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles. Call us during ordinary business hours to discover the difference the preeminent criminal defense lawyers at Schwartz & Powell can make in getting you through this unfortunate experience.






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