Palos Verdes Criminal Defense Attorney
Our law Firm defends individuals charged with all manner of criminal offenses originating in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The close proximity of our office allows the attorney to be familiar with the local policies and practices of the police and prosecutorial agencies. The primary law enforcement entity is the Palos Verdes Police Department, they enforce laws within the city limits. Outside the city, the Lomita Sheriffs patrol Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and the surrounding county areas. Among the most common criminal charges are DUI, Drunk Driving, DWI, drug possession, domestic violence, spousal abuse, reckless driving, Hit and Run and alcohol violations.
All arrests made in the Palos Verdes Peninsula eventually are prosecuted in the Torrance court located at 825 Maple. The District Attorney is responsible for filing formal complaints and the case is usually heard in Division 2 of the Court on the second floor, as of 2009 the presiding Judge of the Palos Verdes Criminal Court is the Honorable Hector Guzman. In some unique cases, a special prosecutor may be appointed to pursue local city code violations and other infractions. As a criminal defense attorney, Matthew Ruff has personally handled hundreds of criminal cases within the Palos Verdes area. Contact our office today at 310-527-4100 for a no-obligation case review.
All too frequently our office gets phone calls from frantic citizens looking for a criminal defense lawyer who practices in Palos Verdes Estates and Rolling Hills or Rancho Palos Verdes. They are concerned about their pending drunk driving case or criminal matter and have questions regarding their rights, the upcoming Court appearance or what to do about saving a drivers license. Our law Firm has well over a decade of real life experience in the defense of criminal prosecutions. If you or someone close to you is facing a serious criminal charge, has a bench warrant, has received a letter from the DMV concerning a license suspension or some other legal matter where the police are involved, contact Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew Ruff, he knows the Palos Verdes Court and judicial system, he can help.
With close to fifteen years experience, our Law Office has achieved excellent results for clients arrested in the South Bay. For example, recently Mr. Ruff was hired by a PVE resident who had been stopped and charged with DUI. We immediately obtained a DMV administrative hearing to save the drivers license. At the hearing we were able to establish that the Palos Verdes Estates police officer failed to follow mandated regulations regarding the administration of the breath test, the hearing officer ruled in our favor and the license was returned. Subsequently, in criminal Court Mr. Ruff convinced the DA to drop the DUI and excessive blood alcohol charges based on the improprieties in the chemical testing process. In another recent case the attorney was able to negotiate a no county jail deal for a client facing a third DUI with very aggravated facts. The client hit a parked car on her way home to Rolling Hills. The Palos Verdes Estates DUI task force was dispatched and found the client slumped over the wheel of her vehicle, a breath test revealed a blood alcohol level of .24, three times the legal limit in California. Despite this overwhelming evidence of drunk driving, Matthew Ruff avoided the mandatory minimum sentence of 120 days in jail for which the client was very grateful.
Let our experience and expertise be your key to victory, we have actual in Court experience for all South Bay cities from RPV east view, RHE, Miraleste, Valmonte, Malaga Cove and Lunada Bay, criminal attorney Matthew Ruff has helped clients get their life returned to normal after an arrest for all criminal allegations. Including DUI, Domestic Violence, Drug Possession, Drunk Driving, Under 21 Alcohol Driving Offenses,