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Why Hire Parker Law Center?

  • DUI CASES ONLY

    A DUI is a criminal offense that can result in serious penalties. Turning to a seasoned and skilled defense lawyer that focuses on handling DUI cases can make a major difference.

  • AFFORDABLE RATES

    Hiring an attorney does not have to break the bank. Parker Law Center aims to provide all of our clients with effective DUI representation at an affordable and reasonable rate.

  • TAILORED DEFENSE

    Our aggressive defense strategies have enabled us to successfully represent a variety of complex misdemeanor and felony DUI cases across Southern California.

DUI Lawyer in Southern California

Experience & Advocacy You Can Trust

Being charged with driving under the influence is a stressful event to face, especially in Southern California. No matter the circumstances you are currently undergoing, hiring a proven and capable DUI lawyer in Southern California ensures that you have the trusted guidance, credible insight, and aggressive defense you need throughout the process. Parker Law Center provides these essentials and more to residents across the region. Further, Parker Law Center offers tailored legal solutions that provide for a strategic and powerful defense. As a leading DUI law firm in our area, our team advocates on behalf of accused motorists throughout the following counties and surrounding communities in Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura.

As a seasoned Orange County DUI lawyer, Attorney Parker has helped many Southern California residents resolve complex misdemeanor and felony DUI cases. Above all else, Parker Law Center takes new cases with the intention of achieving desired results. Attorney Parker’s extensive knowledge and close familiarity with our criminal justice system has led to numerous case wins and victories. Highly passionate about investing in the next generation, Attorney Parker also serves as an adjunct professor with California State University, Long Beach's Criminal Justice Department.

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Attorney Parker will personally represent clients at both Court & DMV hearings.

The DUI Attorney for You

Taking DUI
Criminal Defense

to a Whole New Level

Results are what we are known for and we are proud of this reputation. Attorney Parker handles all aspects of your DUI case from start to finish. As a fearless advocate for protecting our clients’ freedoms and driving privileges, Parker Law Center has a history of winning cases and safeguarding futures. You can depend on Parker Law Center to fight for your best interests when you entrust us with your case, regardless of how complex it is.

Understanding the Two Components of Your DUI Case

#1: Administrative Per Se (APS) Hearing

A DUI arrest in Southern California can lead to a suspension or revocation of your California driver’s license for a minimum of four months up to three years. Typically, the officer who arrests you for the DUI will confiscate your California driver’s license and issue a notice that your driver’s license has been revoked or suspended. This pink piece of paper will serve as your temporary license for a 30 day period in which you maintain full driving privileges. At the end of this 30 days period, an automatic suspension goes into effect… unless you fight back first! To stop the suspension process, you must contact the Driver Safety Office near the location of your arrest and request an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing. This must be done within 10 days from the date of your arrest. At the hearing, the Department is charged with proving a number of issues by a preponderance of the evidence.

If the driver submitted to a chemical test there are three issues:

  • Did the officer have reasonable cause to believe that the licensee was driving a motor vehicle in violation of California Vehicle Code Sections 23152 or 23153?
  • Was the licensee lawfully arrested?
  • Was the licensee driving a motor vehicle with 0.08% or more, by weight, of alcohol in the blood?

If the driver refused to submit to or failed to complete a chemical test (a refusal) there are four issues:

  • Did the officer have reasonable cause to believe that the licensee was driving a motor vehicle in violation of California Vehicle Code Sections 23152 or 23153?
  • Was the licensee lawfully arrested?
  • Was the licensee advised that refusal to submit to, or failure to complete, a breath or blood test would result in a one year license suspension or two or three year revocation?
  • Did the licensee refuse to submit to, or fail to complete, a chemical test after being requested to by a peace officer?

Parker Law Center’s Kellee Parker Harris has represented well over a thousand clients at APS hearings and has helped many clients preserve their licenses in the following counties throughout Southern California: Los Angeles , Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura.

#2: DUI Criminal Charges

California Vehicle Code Sections 23152 (a) through (g) spell out the definition of driving under the influence in California. Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a) states that driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol is a criminal act. In other words, if you show signs of impairment at even a low blood alcohol level such as 0.05%, you can still be charged with DUI under this code section. Vehicle Code Section 23152 (f) states it is unlawful to drive a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, while Vehicle Code Section 23152 (g) makes it unlawful to drive a vehicle under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs. Vehicle Code Sections 23152 (a), (f) and (g) all require the officer to observe signs of impairment in order to arrest. There is no pre-set level which deems a person DUI under these code sections. Officers look to poor driving, slurred speech, unsteady gait, bloodshot/ watery eyes, poor performance on field sobriety tests, odor of alcohol or drugs, and admissions of use in order to gain probable cause for arrest,

Vehicle Code Section 23152 (b) defines DUI in a slightly different way. This section states that it is unlawful for a motorist to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. This section does not require any signs of impairment as it is a per se law. Thus, if you are arrested for DUI and your BAC was 0.08% or greater you will be charged with two separate counts of DUI, Vehicle Code Sections 23152 (a) and (b).

The criminal court case starts with the initial appearance which is called your arraignment. Typically, your DUI attorney will enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf and set your matter for a pretrial hearing. At the pretrial hearing your attorney will be afforded with an opportunity to review the evidence, evaluate the case for any motions, and negotiate with the prosecutor. An offer will be presented, and your attorney will be able to help you decide if it is best to enter into the disposition or go to jury trial. If convicted of any of the above DUI charges you can face a battery of punishments including jail time, alcohol education classes, probation, fines, fees, and license suspension. Attorney Kellee Parker Harris of Parker Law Center can help you evaluate your case and will fight to defend your rights to ensure the best possible outcome.

Client Testimonials

  • “ I made the right choice, and Ms. Parker represented me in Court and kept me updated on what was happening. I never needed to meet Ms. Parker in person. With the appropriate procedures of her case handling, I spent the least amount of time and money at the”

    P.S.

  • “The best thing about Parker Law was how available my attorney was to me. Other firms I called at first were slow to call back. She explained everything and her knowledge was extensive. ”

    K.W.

  • “The expediency in which you handled my case enabled me to put behind me an error of judgment, return to work and to begin to put my experience behind me and for that I will always be grateful. To any future or prospective clients, I would tell them that as”

    R.G.

  • “I am very grateful that I selected Parker Law Center to represent me because they were very helpful, organized and dedicated! Not only did I benefit from their services, but I appreciate their commitment and persistence to get me the results I wanted.”

    S.D.

  • “Thank God for Kellee! Anyone in any type of DUI situation should call Parker Law Center; they will take unlimited time to listen and document your case. They are Professionals, Persistent & Punctual, that = Parker for me! ”

    R.E.

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If you or a loved one are facing accusations for driving under the influence, it is vital to speak with a DUI defense attorney right away. Parker Law Center extends DUI defense services to clients across Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties. Attorney Parker can advise you on the best approach to take with your case, and address any questions or concerns you may have during a free initial consultation.

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