San Pedro California Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have a San Pedro Criminal or DUI Case? Matthew Ruff has been
successfully representing good hard working folks accused, often falsely, of
all manner of criminal charges including: DUI, Drunk Driving, DWI,
Driving Under the Influence of both alcohol and drugs or both., Hit and Run
accidents, drug possession. Matthew also handles all felony charges such as
robbery, burglary, theft, assault with a deadly weapon, DUI with injury,
Domestic Violence accusations, among many others.
Contact Matthew Ruff now at 310-527-4100
We can appear for you in the San Pedro Court or the Long Beach Superior
Court. Most DUI charges are heard in Division 8 of the Long Beach Court,
all felony charges begin in Division J and all other offenses originating in the
San Pedro municipality usually go to Division 7 of the Superior Court. We
can clear old warrants and expunge past criminal convictions thereby
cleaning your record for employment purposes. We fight and can work to
get criminal charges dismissed. We have over fifteen years of experience
in criminal defense and it is all we do.
If you have been arrested in the city of San Pedro and are facing criminal
charges in Long Beach Court, we can help. Put our 15 plus years of
defense experience to work on your case. Whether you are looking for a
San Pedro CA DUI Lawyer, or a criminal defense attorney familiar with San
Pedro cases and arrests made by the LAPD, you have come to the right
In one recent case, Attorney Matthew Ruff defended a case that originated
in San Pedro. The client was charged with multiple felony counts following
a fight at the Ports of Call on the waterfront. The client was facing years in
prison but the lawyer worked out a disposition that involved no jail and
would eventually earn the client a misdemeanor.
In another case, the client was arrested for a DUI in downtown San Pedro.
The case was heard in Long Beach Court where Matthew got the charges
dropped for a reduced charge of reckless driving.
Over the two decades our Criminal Lawyers and attorneys have defended
cases originating in San Pedro such as drug possession coming off a cruise
ship into the port of Los Angeles, importation of illegal substances from
Mexico, drunk in public or intoxication, arrests on the waterfront and in the
marina area, boating violations in the San Pedro harbor, tickets issued on the
110 freeway or DUI arrests on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, Criminal
Customs violations, the list is too long to mention.
Contact our office today for a free consultation and case review. You will
speak directly with a San Pedro Criminal Defense Attorney that will handle
your case, not some "case manager" or paralegal.
Call us toll free at 1-877-212-2090.
We offer discount fees for ILWU, longshoremen, truck drivers, San Pedro
dockworkers, maritime workers and most other union members. Our San
Pedro Criminal Defense Attorney is available to sit down and discuss the
details of your case. Your options can be explained, and a course can be
charted to achieve a dismissal of your DUI case or any other criminal charge
in San Pedro.
With regard to driving while intoxicated cases, the law has special provisions
that are unrelated to the criminal charge of VC 23152. A conviction for
DUI in San Pedro or any other city could jeopardize employment
opportunities in the future, could negatively impact applications for Federal
security clearances and other required classifications.
If you have a DUI arrest pending, you must contact a lawyer within 10 days
to have a fair chance of avoiding a DMV license suspension. All San Pedro
drunk driving arrests go to El Segundo for a DMV hearing unless you live
outside of Los Angeles County, in those cases the attorney can get a hearing
in your home county.
A new Courthouse has been built in Long Beach and with that is a new
courtroom for all cases coming out San Pedro. The City Attorneys have
implemented new policies pertaining to DUI and drunk driving offenses so
call the attorney today to discuss your case and your options before your
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