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A DUI conviction carries one of the harshest mandatory penalties in California. From expensive fines and penalty assessments to an automatic suspension of your driver’s license and completion of a DUI education program, a skilled DUI attorney is paramount to the success of your legal defense.
DUI charges are the most common serious traffic crimes in California. As a result, police agencies throughout the state make a concerted effort to target drunk drivers for arrest. In addition, the California legislature has continually enacted new DUI laws and amended existing laws to mandate increasingly harsher punishments for those convicted. Many people arrested for DUI in California incorrectly assume they have no hope of avoiding a DUI conviction and driver’s license suspension simply because their breathalyzer and/or blood test yielded BAC results above 0.08.
California Penal Code 422(a) defines the crime of Criminal Threats as the willful act of threatening, whether in-person, by telephone, or by any other form of electronic communication, to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person with the specific intent that the statement is to be taken as a threat.
When a youth is arrested, parents often struggle with knowing what to do to ensure the best possible outcome for their kid. Many wish they could defend their kids in court themselves because often parents are willing to do anything. But the best thing you can do as a parent who has a kid in trouble is to get a good criminal defense attorney. Criminal charges can range from an arrest for drug use and driving under the influence to theft and assault and battery, among other charges.
Free Consultation With A Long Beach Hit & Run Lawyer If you are facing a hit and run charge or investigation in Long Beach, it is urgent that you speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling hit & run cases. Far too often, many people make the mistake of speaking to police without first consulting with legal counsel, and as a result, they often make incriminating statements that can damage their legal defense.
Criminal and DUI Defense Attorneys In Hermosa Beach, California Former Torrance Court prosecutors, Eugene Hanrahan and Stephen Sitkoff have over 3 decades of experience defending clients arrested in Hermosa Beach. Widely recognized as the premier criminal defense firm in the Los Angeles South Bay, our lawyers have successfully defended criminal charges ranging from minor infractions to misdemeanor and felony offenses, including drunk driving, sex crimes, theft crimes, drug crimes, domestic violence charges, as well as juvenile crimes.
Alhambra Criminal Defense Attorneys | Former Los Angeles Prosecutors We have been committed to defending clients in Alhambra in criminal and DUI defense cases for over 2 decades. Eugene Hanrahan and Stephen Sitkoff have a wealth of experience prosecuting cases for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and have a level of expertise in defending criminal and DUI crimes matched by very few defense attorneys in the Alhambra area. Over the last 3 decades, Mr. Hanrahan and Mr. Sitkoff have developed reputations as two of the premier criminal defense attorneys in Southern California.
How Does A Criminal Conviction Affects A Medical License? The California Medical Board evaluates criminal & DUI charges involving physicians and doctors on a case-by-case basis. Pursuant to California Business and Professions Code 2236, a conviction of any criminal or DUI offense substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a physician constitutes unprofessional conduct and therefore, serves as cause for independent disciplinary action taken by the Medical Board. In addition to considering the criminal record itself, the Medical Board reviews underlying issues from investigation, arrest, and conviction.
Defending Licensed Professionals Against Criminal Charges In Los Angeles Since 1987 From attorneys and physicians to nurses and CPAs, we have successfully defended numerous California licensed professionals charged with both felony and misdemeanor charges.  Enduring a criminal or DUI case can be extremely stressful due to the potential penalties you face. However, the stress can be further compounded if you possess a professional license issued by the state of California.
Experienced Drunk Driving Defense by DUI Attorneys in Orange County Defending OC drivers in complex DUI cases involving alcohol and drugs. Criminal defense attorneys, Eugene Hanrahan and Stephen Sitkoff are respected, skilled Orange County DUI attorneys who have well-established distinctions as experts in drunk driving defense in the OC criminal courts in Westminster, Fullerton, Santa Ana, and Newport Beach. Drawing on their extensive training and experience as former misdemeanor and felony DUI prosecutors, Mr. Hanrahan and Mr. Sitkoff have achieved positive DUI case results in OC since 1987.
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Stephen Sitkoff

Stephen Sitkoff

Partner and Criminal Defense Attorney

Stephen Sitkoff is a partner at Sitkoff & Hanrahan who started his legal career as a deputy district attorney more than 30 years ago prosecuting cases throughout the LA criminal court system in Southern California.
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Eugene Hanrahan

Partner and Criminal Defense Attorney

Eugene Hanrahan is both a former federal and county prosecutor and partner at Sitkoff & Hanrahan, LLP with two decades of criminal law experience. Mr. Hanrahan’s criminal defense expertise ranges from misdemeanors to serious, complex felony cases.
James Kim

James Kim

Senior Case Analyst

James possesses over a decade of legal experience and serves as the firm’s senior case analyst handling the initial calls from prospective clients.