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Nationwide Criminal Defense Attorneys

Charged with a Crime?

Finding yourself in handcuffs can be a stressful and terrifying experience, especially if it is your first time on the wrong side of the law. If you were recently arrested for a crime, it is essential that you take immediate legal action. We at Imhoff & Associates, PC, can help protect your rights and ensure that your voice is heard. We will work hard to protect your reputation and minimize or avoid serious penalties, such as jail time and fines.

Thousands of Cases Handled from Coast to Coast

With skilled and vetted attorneys in 48 states, our firm has handled thousands of cases from coast to coast. We view our role as protectors of the rights and futures of the men and women we represent. Regardless of the complex nature of a case, we have well-versed knowledge regarding laws in each state. After carefully reviewing the details of your arrest and evidence being used against you, we will create a strategy specifically for your case. Work with our criminal defense lawyers and benefit from:
  • One-time flat fees (available for most cases)
  • Accessible case managers
  • Personalized legal representation in your state
  • Productive client-attorney relationships

Nationwide DUI Lawyers

Arrested? We’ll Help You Protect Your Driving Rights.

It is illegal to drive a vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of 0.08 percent or higher. If you have been arrested for DUI, we at Imhoff & Associates, PC can stand up in your defense to protect your driving rights. Our nationwide DUI defense lawyers are not afraid to challenge field sobriety test results and witness testimonies, including those made by law enforcement officials.

What Are the Penalties for a DUI Offense?

First-time DUI offenses in California may be penalized with:

  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Up to 10-month license suspension
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • 3 or 9 months of DUI School
  • 3-5 years of probation

Second-time DUI offenses in California may be penalized with:

  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • At least 96 hours and up to 1 year incarcerated
  • At least 1-year license suspension
  • Up to $1,000 in fines, plus additional "Penalty assessments" up to about $2,000 and possibly more fees as well
  • 18 or 30 months of DUI School
  • 3-5 years probation

Third-time DUI offenses in California may be penalized with:

  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Up to 16 months incarcerated
  • Up to 3-year license suspension
  • Up to $1,000 in fines, plus additional "Penalty assessments" and other fees that can add up to thousands
  • 30 months of DUI School
  • 3-5 years of probation

Fourth-time DUI offenses in California may be penalized with:

  • At least 16 months and up to 3 years incarcerated
  • License suspension possibly forever, but more commonly up to 4 years
  • Fines and fees totaling thousands of dollars
  • 30 months of DUI School
  • 3-5 years of probation
Penalties for DUI, often referred to as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), vary from state to state. With attorneys in 49 states, our firm is positioned to provide criminal defense to accused individuals across the country. Our mission is to secure the most positive outcome for our clients and help them avoid DUI penalties.

What is the Legal BAC Limit in All 50 states?

The legal BAC limit in all 50 states is 0.08

Is DUI a Felony in USA?

A DUI in the USA is usually a misdemeanor, but if you have prior DUI convictions, the DUI will be elevated to a felony.

Request a free initial consultation by calling (800) 887-0000.

Nationwide Drug Crime Lawyers

We can help defend you from drug charges such as:

  • Possession
  • Intent to distribute
  • Manufacturing
  • DUI

Aggressive Defense Against Serious Criminal Drug Charges Throughout the Nation

Being accused of a drug crime is a serious matter, one that needs to be addressed with the help of a skilled drug crime lawyer. At Imhoff & Associates, A person who is smoking a marijuana jointour legal team can defend you with your drug crime charges, regardless of what type of drugs or the quantity of drugs you are being charged with. We believe that there are two sides to every story and we're here to make sure your story is told and heard. Each piece of evidence will be carefully scrutinized in search of the strongest defense strategy. Our firm has a national reach, so we are capable of defending individuals in 48 states. Laws vary from state to state, but for the most part, drug crimes can be penalized with:
  • Time behind bars
  • Expensive fines
  • A criminal record
To schedule a free initial consultation, call (800) 887-0000 today.

Providing Criminal Defense for All Drugs Including Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine and Heroin

While marijuana has been legalized in many states across the nation, the various laws can cause a great deal of legal trouble and confusion. In many states, medical use of cannabis is permitted but recreational marijuana use is illegal. Meanwhile, places like our home state of California have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Recreational use, however, does not mean you can have as much Marijuana as you want or that you can do whatever you want with it. There are still many strict laws concerning how much marijuana you can have, who can sell it, and where you can use it. Harder drugs like cocaine, heroin and, methamphetamine are no longer felonies in California, but even the penalties and stigma of being convicted of a misdemeanor can alter your life drastically. Even if fighting the case does not seem like the best plan, we can help you get a deal that may protect you from spending time in jail and having a conviction on your record. Our national legal team can help you understand the drug laws in your state and defend you accordingly. If you have been charged with other drugs, our firm can defend you as well.

Does Having Drugs in your System Count as Possession?

You could be charged with a DUI if your body contains any amount of a controlled substance listed in Schedule I or II, or its metabolite, other than marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols.

Is Buying Drugs the Same as Possession?

Possession is defined as knowingly and intentionally having the controlled substance without a valid prescription and in a quantity substantial enough for personal use or sale. Possession with intent to distribute is a more serious charge than possession. It’s defined as a person selling or offering to sell a controlled substance. It’s also defined as preparing, shipping, transporting, delivering, or distributing an illegal drug when an individual knows it will be sold or resold by someone else.

What Are the Drug Diversion Programs?

California, and many other states, have decided to try and give a second chance to drug offenders who are willing to go to rehabilitation. Drug diversion programs are something you can do in order to avoid serving time in jail and getting a conviction on your record. To get into the program you have to agree that if you fail to complete it, a guilty plea will automatically be entered in your case and you will once again be subject to all of the original charges. To be eligible:
  • Your charge can't involve any violence.
  • You must not have any more serious charges against you.
  • You can't have any felony convictions in the last 5 years.
Things you must do in drug diversion include:
  • Substance abuse program
  • Probation 12-18 months (with drug testing)
  • $100-1000 restitution
  • Stable employment or school

Scale of justice Imhoff & Associates: Priority Help at a Discounted Rate

Depending on the case, we offer our clients a one-time flat fee without hidden expenses. We don’t charge our clients by the hour, so they can pick up the phone to ask us a question without having to dread the bill later. As soon as you become aware that you are under investigation of a drug crime, speak to a Nationwide drug defense lawyer at our office. At Imhoff & Associates, we will vigorously fight for your defense.

Charged with Drug Trafficking?

A person convicted of a drug trafficking crime will face a series of state charges. However, since many states have their own laws regarding drug crimes these penalties vary on a state-by-state basis.

What Are the Penalties for Drug Trafficking?

Additionally, persons charged with drug trafficking crimes may also face the following federal penalties: Trafficking 2 - 10 grams of narcotics
  • Prison sentence of 2 years and fines up to $5,000 for first offense
  • Prison sentence of 3 years and fines up to $10,000 for subsequent offenses
Trafficking 10 - 100 grams of narcotics
  • Prison sentence of 3 years and fines up to $15,000 for first offense
  • Prison sentence of 5 years and fines up to $30,000 for subsequent offenses
Trafficking 100 or more grams of narcotics
  • Prison sentence of 5 years and fines up to $25,000 for first offense
  • Prison sentence of 7 years and fines up to $50,000 for subsequent offenses

Have You Been Arrested for a Drug Trafficking Crime?

If you or someone you love was accused of the possession of drugs with the intent to sell, it is important you call a drug crime defense attorney from Imhoff & Associates, PC as soon as possible. Because our criminal defense lawyers have handled numerous high-profile and defense cases, we have the resources, skills, and knowledge it takes to fight for your rights and future! We are ready to take your call any time of day or night. Contact our drug crime lawyers today. We will provide you with a 100% risk-free consultation!

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About Vincent Imhoff

Vincent Imhoff is the Managing Director of Imhoff & Associates, PC. Imhoff & Associates has offices throughout the United States and works with over 650 lawyers across the country. Originally from Chicago, Mr. Imhoff is admitted to practice law in Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Imhoff obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lewis University and earned his JD from the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1989. From 1990 to 1997 Mr. Imhoff was a Cook County, Illinois Public Defender (Chicago). In 1997 Mr. Imhoff entered private practice as a solo practitioner. In 2003, Mr. Imhoff founded Imhoff & Associates, PC. In 2005, Mr. Imhoff became the Managing Director of The Cochran Firm, Criminal Defense section. After Mr. Cochran passed away, Mr. Imhoff re-established Imhoff & Associates, PC and left the Cochran Firm. From 2000 through 2002, Mr. Imhoff was the assistant coach for the trial team at Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law. Mr. Imhoff is currently a member of the State Bar of California, State Bar of Illinois and the State Bar of Pennsylvania. Mr. Imhoff is also a member of the California Public Defenders Association, Santa Monica Bar Association (Treasurer 2012-2014, Board Member 2008-2014), Lesbian Gay Lawyers Association (Secretary 2009-2011, Board Member 2009-2015), San Bernardino County Bar, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).
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