Top Manhattan Beach DUI Attorney Matthew Ruff
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Arrested for DUI in Manhattan Beach California?
Manhattan Beach DUI Attorney Matthew Ruff over 25 years
of actual in-court experience fighting drunk driving
allegations. There are viable defenses available to beat a
driving under the influence case. A skilled lawyer familiar
with the current science, laws and inner workings of the Courts
can help level the playing field and ensure a favorable result.
Questions abound for those facing a driving under the
influence arrest. Among the many concerns are: What will the
consequences be to my drivers license? Will the Court
sentence me to jail? What is the worst case scenario in terms
of the criminal charges in the Torrance Court? Are but a few.
Answers exist to your questions, Manhattan Beach DUI
Attorney Matthew Ruff has personally handled thousands of
drunk driving cases throughout the South Bay and Los Angeles
County. Having a seasoned legal professional in your corner
is the most reassuring feeling a person can have when facing a
looming Court date and the prospect of serious DMV license
What is the First Step?
Time is of the essence when it comes to taking action after a
DUI arrest in Manhattan Beach. Under California Law,
specifically Vehicle Code 13353.2, the licensee must demand
a DMV hearing within 10 calendar days, not business days, if
the individual wants to save his license from being suspended.
The deadline is very serious and virtually no exceptions are
made if the time expires. Our Manhattan Beach DUI Attorney
will personally arrange a formal hearing to challenge the
arresting officer's opinions and conclusions regarding
intoxication, the accuracy of the breath test and whether
precious constitutional rights were violated.
Next, we get into Court in Torrance, on Maple, and work on
getting the criminal charges of DUI (23152a) and driving with
a .08% or higher (23152b) dismissed. As local Manhattan
Beach DUI attorneys with thousands of DUI cases under our
belt, you will have the assurance of knowing your case will be
handled by a true professional. Have a formidable defense
attorney on your side is the best way to a favorable resolution.
Examples of Four Recent Manhattan Beach Cases
Late last year our client was arrested in Manhattan Beach at a
DUI checkpoint. The client blew into a breath machine that
displayed a .10%. Notwithstanding the high BAC, the client
maintained he was not impaired and we requested a DMV
hearing. At the hearing in El Segundo attorney Ruff persuaded
the hearing officer that the client had a "rising blood alcohol"
and showed that his actual BAC was below .08 at the time of
driving. The DMV agreed and returned his license.
Thereafter, in Court Matthew fought the case and was able to
negotiate a dismissal of the DUI with no classes.
In another case, our client was arrested for DUI in Manhattan
Beach. The client had 2 prior convictions for DUI in the last
10 years. He submitted to a breath test with a result of .24%.
Attorney Matthew Ruff challenged the breath test by showing
state regulations were not followed, the DMV agreed and set
aside the license suspension. At Court the lawyer negotiated a
reduction in the case that involved no jail time.
Matthew was retained by a client who was stopped and
arrested at a DUI checkpoint in Manhattan Beach. The client
had a job that would not tolerate its employees to have a DUI
on their record. The problem was that the client's blood test
was .19% . Mr. Ruff took on the challenge and sought to find
a weakness in the case sufficient to warrant a dismissal of the
DUI charges. He filed a motion challenging the arrest and the
D.A. agreed to drop the charges to a reckless driving thereby
saving the client's job.
In October 2013 Matthew was able to finally settle a DUI case
that occurred in the city and investigated after a motorist
reported that his client rear ended his vehicle and smelled of
alcohol. The client, a professional for a large company, was
fearful of having to install an IID that would require he blow
into it prior to starting his car. Matthew got the charges
reduced from the driving under the influence allegations to a
reckless driving, even though his blood test came back at a
With over 25 years experience in the trenches fighting drunk
driving cases, attorney Matthew Ruff will never take a
backward step in the pursuit of justice for his clients. Every
case is handled with the same care and attention to detail that
has resulted in literally hundreds of dismissals.
No case is too difficult, including hit and run allegations
associated with the DUI, high blood alcohol levels, probation
violations, multiple priors, felony charges involving DUI with
injury, just to name a few.
When you or a loved one is facing an upcoming Court date,
call the Manhattan Beach DUI Lawyer that other attorneys and
law enforcement call when they, or a loved one is arrested for
DUI. Also, because we are local, we can go to Court for you
in most cases so you do not have to take time off from work or
travel back to the county. If you missed your Court date and
need to have a bench warrant recalled, we can set up a
conference with the Judge as well as the D.A., and take care of
your outstanding bench warrant.
The bottom line is a drunk driving conviction can be avoided if
you act quickly.
Call Matt for a consultation 310-686-1533