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David Dastrup

David Dastrup

DUI Defense Lawyer, Traffic-Criminal Defense Attorney, Criminal Defense Law
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets
  • California
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Attorney David Dastrup's success is with criminal defense, especially involving DUI Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Suspended License, Speed Contest, Exhibition of Speed, Hit and Run, Warrants for Failure to Appear, Drug Possession, Drug Paraphernalia, Petty Theft, Public Intoxication / Drunk in Public, Trespass, Disturbing the Peace, Prostitution and 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 business practices.

We protect our clients’ constitutional rights. We fight for your driver's license. We fight to keep your record clean. We appear in court for our clients and fight, so they do not have to appear or post bail, saving clients time and money immediately.

David Dastrup is an Attorney with a Juris Doctorate, and a Master of Dispute Resolution from the #1 ranked U.S. News & World Report Straus Institute, at the prestigious Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu California.

Mr. Dastrup enjoys helping people. Extensive experience from appearing in court virtually every day has produced 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
J.D. | 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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Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
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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. my offender was sentenced 4/14/20. restitution 5/26/21 why is there more hearings (Further Proceedings) Location(SCH)??
A: Here is a partial answer, that may be helpful. Restitution is essentially paying a victim for property damage, bodily injury, etc.; for the victims economic out of pocket losses. Restitution issues take time to resolve, and is not ordered by the court until after sentencing. It is possible to have mutliple restitution hearings before it resolves. However, to know exactly what is happening on this case, one would have to ask the attorneys assigned to the case (defense and prosecutor) what is happening. Otherwise, it is just guessing.
Q. I was cited a seatbelt ticket and only a seatbelt ticket. Was the officer in the right or wrong?
A: Reasonable suspension & plain view - If the officer saw that you were not wearing a seat belt, then, yes, they can conduct a traffic stop and cite you for the infraction for not wearing a seat belt. Sometimes people say that there is no possible way the officer saw that I was not wearing a seat belt because he was behind me, never to the side, etc. However, it is possible that the officer observed a more serious infraction to justify the stop but then decided to only cite for a lesser charge.
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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