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Preparing a Defense

How California DUI & Criminal Defense Attorneys Prepare Your Defense

For more than 30 years our skilled DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys in Los Angeles and San Diego have helped thousands of clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges. Our firm has extensive experience representing clients at arraignments, pre-trial hearings and preliminary hearings.

The knowledgeable defense attorneys at Hoffman & Associates know that the sooner we begin preparing a defense after an arrest, the more likely we are to succeed in obtaining a dismissal for our client. The most critical element to winning a case is thorough preparation, which begins the moment that you retain our office to represent you. We begin to prepare your defense by contacting the prosecutor immediately.

Proactive Criminal Defense in California

Because of our years of experience defending clients against many types of charges, we understand how important it is to be proactive in the defense of our clients. For example, we may suggest a client facing DUI charges begin a counseling or rehabilitation program before the prosecutor files charges. This action would serve a dual purpose of potentially changing the perception of the prosecutor and also breaking a negative cycle of behavior for the client.

Our qualified DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys will examine and analyze the specific evidence related to your case looking for mistakes. Are the facts being presented accurate? Were proper procedures followed by law enforcement? We may also defend you by focusing on your good record and demonstrating that the allegations against you go against your overall good character. This could include presenting the following:

  • Community service record
  • Professional resume
  • Letters of recommendation

Negotiations and settlements are a big part of the criminal justice system. Contrary to popular belief, very few cases actually go to trial because the majority of cases are settled once both sides agree on a good offer. The experienced DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys at Hoffman & Associates are not only familiar with the prosecutors, judges, and court staff, but they can also help clients assess whether a deal that is being offered is fair or should be turned down.

Why It's Important to Hire an Experienced California Defense Attorney

Before you hire a DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney do the proper research and ask about the attorney's experience and knowledge in the courtroom where your case will be heard. Having an attorney by your side with substantial knowledge and experience may make the difference between having your case reduced or dismissed. The attorneys at Hoffman & Associates are proud of their excellent reputation in the legal community. We are known for our skill, expertise, and diligence in protecting our clients, no matter what criminal charges they are facing.

Our offices are conveniently located in both Los Angeles and San Diego, however we represent clients in courts throughout California. Call us today and put our expertise and experience to work for you.

Hoffman & Associates
Los Angeles (323) 655-3900

Hoffman & Associates
San Diego (760) 942-0069

Client Reviews
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I can't begin to thank Mr. Hoffman enough for his extensive efforts throughout the entire case. He went absolutely above and beyond throughout the entire process. From day one he was immediately actively pursuing ways to prevent my case from ever going to court and once that was no longer an option, actively began working on getting the case ultimately dismissed. His communication was consistent and reassuring, despite my frantic worries all the time...
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My family and I simply owe our life and future to Ron Hoffman. If you are looking for a lawyer that goes above and beyond the call of duty you can't find a better lawyer than Ron. He took my case head on from the moment I called his office. I was involved in an accidental hit and run where I was unaware of the injury. Every step of the way, Ron guided me through an almost two year long investigation and court settlement process and was constantly by my side through out every crossroad... Bill Martin
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Ron Hoffman and his staff were Fantastic when dealing with such a serious issue of DUI. When I first Called Ron I was very nervous and worried for my daughter and her freedom. She had a failure to appear on top of her DUI and I knew just how bad this could be. Ron was able to immediately put me at ease and gave me the confidence that there was hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. Ron was able to get the failure to appear dismissed and also no jail time for my daughter... Claude Brown
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I have been working with Mr. Hoffman for over 11 years. I have seen first hand his genuine dedication to his clients, and how his experience, knowledge and passion have gotten clients fantastic results. He treats each of his clients as his only client, and takes the time to develop detailed strategies and defenses for each individual case. I have never hesitated to refer Mr. Hoffman to anyone who has asked me for a good Criminal Defense attorney. He is a fantastic attorney!... Neeta P.
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I had a DUI issue recently. I have never had a problem with the law as serious as this one. I did panic a bit after and knew I had to get a lawyer to help my future. I researched the Web and read the reviews for awesome DUI Lawyers. Hiring a lawyer can be intimidating. Ron's 30 years experience and step by step guidance helped me with my case. Jonie was amazing with keeping me calm. Ron Hoffman is a great lawyer and I would refer any friends or family to him... Manuel Gomez
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Ron was so accommodating and professional. With a Firm like his you wouldn't expect him to be as accessible, but he immediately returned phone calls, was easy to communicate with and was very sympathetic to my situation. He went above and beyond and was able to get a better result than I'd hoped or expected. I highly recommend Ron Hoffman and his firm. He made a difficult and anxiety fueled process bearable and made me feel safe. He is a lovely man. One does not wish to need a criminal attorney, but if you do need one, Ron's the guy to call... Teri A.
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Ron and his team were the perfect pairing for what I needed taken care of. Every step of the way he was extremely helpful and informative (not his first rodeo). His work ethic and attitude were exemplary and it showed with the results of using his services. I would recommend anyone I know to give Ron a call if they need help in his realm of expertise. Many thanks Ron and associates!... Donald N.
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I didn't hire a lawyer for my first DUI... What a mistake! Ronald goes above and beyond with his art and knowledge of custom strategy according to your case. lawyer of the year (every year)... Adam R.
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I hate lawyers. They are hard to get a hold of, greedy and unreliable. Ron is the opposite of all these things. He deserves 6 stars, and I very much recommend him. He helped me through my case with nothing but kindness, understanding, and knowledge and eventually got it dropped. Thanks for everything Ron!... Avi Z.