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Why Hire Us?

At HOFFMAN & ASSOCIATES, we are the experienced DUI and Criminal Defense team of attorneys you need. We always give each client the personal attention necessary to solve their legal problems promptly and successfully.

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

People in trouble are constantly asking this very good question.

First, being arrested for a misdemeanor or felony is a far more serious violation than a traffic ticket, which is an infraction. All of these offenses carry the possibility of jail time and substantial fines, probation, treatment programs and many other possible consequences.

A conviction of such an offense will appear on your record which may have a negative effect upon your job or possible promotion. This avoidable consequence is vital for many of our clients in maintaining their otherwise flawless record.

If a person is not a United States citizen, a conviction of certain felony charges can have detrimental immigration consequences, including possible deportation or denial of naturalization.

It is essential that anyone charged with a DUI or Criminal Offense understand the potential seriousness of the offense, including the following factors:

  1. The legal elements of the offense
  2. The legal and factual defenses available
  3. The prosecutors' and judges' policies on these type of cases and willingness to deviate from them
  4. The range of possible penalties dictated by the law
  5. Alternatives to conviction, plea bargains and creative sentencing options available (NON JAIL)

Rarely do people, without legal training, have knowledge about these matters and are therefore not in the best position to represent themselves against an experienced, highly trained prosecutor.

The legal system, even for people with excellent records, is not designed to help or advise someone accused of a crime. This job is best left to an experienced defense lawyer.

It should be obvious that because of the complexity of the legal system, and its maze of specialized laws and procedures, not commonly known or understood by most people, that seeking the advise of an experienced attorney is critical in protecting your rights, freedom and good record.

Contacting a defense lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest assures that everything will be done to protect and defend you.

Our lawyers regularly appear in all Courts throughout the Los Angeles and San Diego area, as well as Courts in the San Fernando Valley including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena.

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... Micaiah Botts
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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.