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David Dastrup

David Dastrup

DUI Defense Lawyer, Traffic-Criminal Defense Attorney, Criminal Defense Law
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Attorney David Dastrup has extensive success with DUI Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Suspended License, Speed Contest, Exhibition of Speed, Hit and Run, Warrants, Probation Violations, Drug Possession, Drug Paraphernalia, Shoplifiting, Petty Theft, Public Intoxication, Drunk in Public, Trespass, Disturbing the Peace, Prostitution, Solicitation, Domestic Violence, and many other criminal defense cases in Los Angeles County Courts and Orange County California Superior Courts.

Trusted by courts, relied on by clients, and organized in business.

We protect our clients’ constitutional rights. We fight for your driver's license. We fight to keep your record clean. We appear in court and fight for you.

David Dastrup has a Juris Doctorate and Master of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University, Straus Institute, #1 ranked program by U.S. News & World Report.

Mr. Dastrup enjoys helping people, and is really good at it in court from appearing virtually everyday, producing numerous dismissals and reductions for his clients. Mr. Dastrup saves his clients from criminal records and DMV records, and keeps his clients out of jail. Mr. Dastrup believes in the Constitution of our Nation and of California, especially as they apply to zealously defending the rights of his clients.

Pepperdine University School of Law
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Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine
MDR, Master of Dispute Resolution | Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, Trial Advocacy
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Law Office of David Dastrup
DUI Defense Lawyer, Traffic-Criminal Defense Attorney, Criminal Defense Law. Serving Southern California around the Los Angeles Metro Area, including Los Angeles County and Orange County, Superior Court of California,
DUI Traffic Criminal Defense Law Firm
Represent Clients for legal defense on DUI, Criminal, and Traffic Criminal cases in Orange and Los Angeles County, Superior Court of California. Case examples: DUI, Petty Theft, Drug Possession, Burglary Tools, Public Intoxication, Solicitation, Hit and Run, Speed Contest, Suspended License, Reckless Driving, Warrants, Probation Violations, and other traffic/criminal court charges.
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Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
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Q. Was issued a misdemeanor CVC 27317 (a) (modified steering wheel) because it has no airbag. What should I do from here?
A: Shockingly, this misdemeanor is at risk of serious consequences, even up to 1 year in jail and $12,600 of a fines and penalty fees. In contrast, other vehicle code misdemeanors are often up to 90 days (e.g., reckless, exhibition of speed) or 6 months in jail (e.g., hit & run, first DUI) with a max of about $4,200.

Presumably, the seriousness of this code section is related to federal regulations of supplemental restraint systems and extensive studies on fatalities without airbags vs with airbags.

The situation arises most often with racing style steering wheels or steering wheels that can be removed to avoid theft of the vehicle.

This year, I had this same count dismissed at Airport Court in Los Angeles County. I am also regularly at West Justice Center in Orange County, where a case from Seal Beach will be filed and heard. The OCDA prosecutes misdemeanors in Seal Beach. ... Read More
Q. Ok i was dropped from a 3 month DUI program ...
A: It is possible that the AB541 3 month alcohol program provider is still in business and has records of your participation in the DUI program from 10 years ago. However, you still need a court order to re-enroll and complete the program. and, you will have to pay for the balance of the program, at least.

Regardless, you need to get the warrant cleared first. Then, the court will issue a new referral. You may want an attorney for that, to reduced the risk of being remanded into custody from the courtroom and having to post bail to get out, then come back to court again to talk to the judge.
Q. What is a judge trial
A: Probably means a bench trial. Judge is the trier of fact, instead of the jury.
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Law Office of David Dastrup (Torrance, Main Office)
18411 Crenshaw Blvd.
Suite 400
Torrance, CA 90504
Telephone: (310) 817-5899
Law Office Of David Dastrup (Long Beach)
444 West Ocean
Suite 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
Telephone: (562) 852-0212