Rancho Palos Verdes Criminal Defense Attorney  310-527-4100
Arrested on the Palos Verdes Peninsula? Attorney Matthew Ruff can
help.  For well over 15 years he has been defending the wrongfully accused
in alll manner of crimes, DUI, Domestic Violence, Drug Possession, Reckless
Driving, Underage Drinking and Alcohol Possession, etc.  A Criminal
Defense Attorney  on your side can give you the advantage necessary for a
prompt and favorable resolution of your case.  In cases such as drunk driving
for example, there are immediate measures that must be undertaken in order
to save your drivers license at the DMV.  Failure to take an arrest seriously
can irreparably harm your chances of removing the incident from your record.

Contact Attorney Matthew Ruff Directly at  310-527-4100

All arrests occurring on the  Palos Verdes Peninsula  are prosecuted in the
Torrance Court on Maple.  Most criminal prosecutions are initiated by the
Los Angeles District Attorneys Office and are heard in Division 2 of the same
Court.  With regard to DUI prosecutions, the Courts no longer get involved
in the  suspension  of a  person's drivers license as of 2009.   All license
suspension actions go directly through the DMV and the local driver safety
office in El Segundo.  Typically, when a driver is released from custody he
or she is issued a notice that explains the license suspension process and the
rights involved.  The law  provides that a DMV hearing must be requested no
later than 10 days from the time of arrest.

Palos Verdes
DUI Attorney Matthew Ruff has defended thousands of DUI
cases over the course of his 15 plus years  of practicing law,  and has
personally litigated an equal number of DMV license suspension hearings
with unparalleled results.  Among the many types of hearings he has handled
are:  Refusal allegations, Under 21  zero tolerance proceedings, Forced Blood
tests, DUI with injury, Child Endangerment and Drug intoxication such as
marijuana and prescription pills.

Three major law enforcement agencies patrol and enforce the criminal laws
in the Palos Verdes communities.  The first and perhaps most prominent is
the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, Lomita Division.  This agency
is charged with the duties of patrolling all of Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling
Hills and Rolling Hills Estates.   The LAPD patrols the outskirts of RPV
along the
San Pedro coast and lastly is the Palos Verdes Estates Police

An arrest for a criminal charge does not have to end in a conviction or
permanent scar on your record.  Criminal Defense Attorney, Matthew Ruff
has been defending decent folks accused of  crimes in the local community
and he has the experience, background and winning track record to help
resolve your situation.

Our Rancho Palos Verdes area office is located at 18411 Crenshaw Blvd.,
Suite 417.   Attorney Ruff can be reached directly at 310-527-4100.

The following are some recent examples of cases he has defended:

Case Example 1:  Our client was arrested after crashing her car in Palos
Verdes Estates.  The police report alleged that she had struck a parked car
and a mailbox before ending up in the driveway of her PVE home.  The
District Attorney charged her with  DUI and  hit and run,  her BAC was
reportedly above the legal limit along with the accusation of drug intoxication.
 Matthew represented her in the Torrance Court and was able get the hit and
run charges dismissed and the DUI charges reduced and she kept her license.

Case Example 2:  Our client was arrested in Rolling Hills Estates after a 911
call of domestic violence.  The client was arrested and taken to the Lomita
Sheriff station and released after posting $50,000 bail.  The client retained
Matthew who immediately commenced an aggressive defense.  All charges
were dismissed in Court.

Case Example 3:  Our client, under 21, was arrested in Palos Verdes Estates
after being pulled over for running a stop sign.  The officers suspected the
client was DUI and initiated a field investigation.  A breath test revealed a
BAC level above the legal limit.  Alcohol was found in the vehicle.  Attorney
Ruff fought the case at the DMV  and in Court.  Result:  DMV hearing was
successful, suspension set aside and all charges dropped in Court.

Case Example 4:  Our client was arrested by the LASD in Rancho Palos
Verdes and charged with drug possession.  The client had a good job and
was terrified at the prospect of having a criminal conviction for drugs on his
record.  Matthew went into Court and negotiated a disposition to have the
case dismissed and all records destroyed after completion of drug education

Case Example 5:  Matthew was retained by a father of a client that lived in
Rancho Palos Verdes.  His son was arrested by an El Segundo police officer
in Manhattan Beach at a sobriety checkpoint.  The young man took a breath
test and blew above the legal limit.  The attorney took the case to Court and
exonerated the defendant.  He then took the Court disposition to the DMV
and got the zero tolerance action set aside bet the Sacramento Driver Safety

If you have been charged with any type of criminal case in or around the PV
Peninsula attorney Matthew Ruff can help.  Many people arrested in Palos
Verdes live in one of the adjoining communities and fall prey to the speed
traps and other practices employed by the local Police Departments

Contact the RPV criminal lawyer directly for a discreet case analysis today at

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