DUI and Criminal Cases

Put a Former Imperial County Prosecutor to Work for You

Our  criminal defense attorneys handle misdemeanor, felony, DUI, Marijuana DUI, and juvenile cases throughout Imperial County, El Centro, Brawley, Imperial, Holtville, Calexico, Algodones, Winterhaven, Westmorland, Calipatria, Heber, Glamis, the Colorado River, Ocotillo, Ocotillo Wells and all surrounding desert areas.

Our staff of criminal lawyers includes a former prosecutor and two dedicated career criminal defense attorneys. Together with our private detectives and forensic experts, we work as a team, drawing on extensive law enforcement and criminal defense experience.

We know firsthand how cops and district attorneys put together cases. We used to be in their shoes. We have the playbook. Now we use this insider knowledge to your advantage in fighting your criminal charges.

An Aggressive, Proactive Approach to all Cases

Some criminal defense lawyers take a wait-and-see approach. They stall until the first court date, or until they receive the police reports, before investigating and working up your case.

By contrast, we believe there’s no time to waste. The most critical window for defense work may be the first few days following an arrest, or even prior to formal charges being filed. By getting to work immediately, often we can locate favorable defense evidence and witnesses, and get a “head start” towards defeating the charges.

Being arrested for driving under the influence in Imperial County is a serious offense. You could be facing fines, jail time, court fees and loss of driver’s license. A conviction will result in a having a criminal record, which could impact your ability to find or keep a job. Without a job you may not be able to support yourself or your family.

Your future and your freedom are too important to ignore the charges filed against you. You still have rights under the law, and hiring an attorney will help you get the best results for your case. We are aggressive, honest, and professional DUI attorneys in Imperial County.

For immediate help with your Imperial County DUI, contact Childers and Associates at 760-335-6881 or by filling out the consultation request form here (link to “contact us” page). The initial consultation is free and there is no obligation.

Types of Cases We Handle:

Imperial County DUI and Marijuana DUI, Defense Lawyers and El Centro DUI defense Lawyers

Our El Centro and Imperial County DUI defense attorneys are a former DUI prosecutor and dedicated career DUI defense attorneys with years of experience both prosecuting and defending drunk driving cases.

As a former Deputy D.A., El Centro DUI lawyer, Ryan Childers ,worked closely with the CHP and police toxicologists, compiling evidence and presenting cases in court. Now he fights DUI charges. Among the drunk driving cases we handle are Vehicle Code 23152(a),Vehicle Code 23152(b), underage DUI, DUI causing injury, hit and run and gross vehicular manslaughter.

With the passing of Prop. 64, we now handing DUI Marijuana cases as well.

Click here to learn more about DUI, Marijuana DUI, and our DUI defense services.

California Violent Crime Charges

Prosecutors and judges take violent crimes the most seriously. California’s mandatory sentencing laws can lead to harsh prison sentences.

But many people accused of violent offenses are truly innocent. Often the situation arose out of self-defense, accident, misidentification, false accusations or mental illness. Our Los Angeles criminal attorneys can help you explore these defenses and fight the charges. We also defend clients prosecuted under California’s Three Strikes Law and California’s gang enhancement.

Among the violent crime charges we defend against are:

  • Penal Code 187 Murder
  • Penal Code 207 Kidnapping
  • Penal Code 211 Robbery
  • Penal Code 215 Carjacking
  • Penal Code 245 Assault
  • Penal Code 422 PC Criminal Threats
  • Penal Code 451 Arson

California Sex Crimes Charges

Conviction for a criminal sex offense can lead to years in California state prison, getting ostracized from the community, and having to register for life as a sex offender. But many innocent people get falsely accused of sex crimes, especially date rape, lewd acts with a child, and sexual assault.

Our California criminal defense lawyers start by scrutinizing the accuser’s background. We look to see if the accuser has a history of telling lies, and a bias against our client. We independently investigate the case with our own private detectives and forensic experts. Often times we can get charges reduced or dismissed, or secure an acquittal at trial.

We defend against all sex crimes charges, including

  • Penal Code 243.4 Sexual Battery
  • Penal Code 261.5 Statutory Rape
  • Penal Code 288 Lewd Acts with a Child
  • Penal Code 290 Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  • Penal Code 311: Child Pornography
  • Penal Code 314 Indecent Exposure
  • Penal Code 647(a) Lewd Conduct in Public
  • Penal Code 647(b) Prostitution Solicitation

Imperial County Financial Crime Charges

Most people accused of theft or financial crimes are good citizens with minimal records who simply took a wayward path. And some are factually innocent. In any case, our California criminal defense attorneys can help you fight the charges, often times keeping the stigma of a criminal conviction off your record.

We represent clients as to all financial and property crimes, such as

  • Penal Code 459 PC Burglary
  • Penal Code 487 Grand Theft
  • Penal Code 488 Petty Theft (Shoplifting)
  • Penal Code 496 Receiving Stolen Property
  • Penal Code 503 Embezzlement
  • Penal Code 666 Petty Theft with a Prior

California Domestic Violence Attorneys

More people get wrongfully accused of domestic violence than any other type of crime. Sometimes a person strikes his wife or girlfriend by accident or in self-defense during a mutual struggle.

Other times the accuser lies to the police and makes up false allegations of abuse. Accusers fabricate stories out of anger or jealousy, or to gain the upper hand in divorce or child custody proceedings. Whatever the case, our Los Angeles criminal attorneys can help you fight back.

We defend clients against any accusations of domestic violence, spousal battery or spousal abuse, in particular

  • Penal Code 243(e)(1) Domestic Battery
  • Penal Code 273a Child Endangerment
  • Penal Code 273d Child Abuse
  • Penal Code 273.5 Corporal Injury to a Spouse or Cohabitant

Imperial County Drug Crimes Attorneys and El Centro Drug Crimes Attorneys

Police frequently use unreliable informants, defective warrants and other illegal methods to make drug busts. Our California criminal lawyers can challenge these unconstitutional searches and search warrants, in an effort to get evidence and cases thrown out of court.

For clients struggling with addiction problems, we can often help you get Proposition 36, PC 1000 drug diversion or other treatment programs as an alternative to jail.

We represent clients in all misdemeanor or felony narcotics charges, including

  • Health & Safety Code 11350 HS Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Health & Safety Code 11351 HS Possession for Sales
  • Health & Safety Code 11352 HS Sales or Transportation of a Controlled Substance
  • Health & Safety Code 11377 HS Possession of Methamphetamine.

Contact us for a Free Consultation

We like to start every case the same way: by listening. We sit down with you (and your witnesses) to hear exactly what happened. The police and the accusers are going to have their story. We’ll be presenting yours. So we want to start by hearing and understanding your side of it. Call us at (760) 335-6881 to schedule a consultation to see if we’re the right Imperial County criminal defense lawyers for you.

We have local criminal law offices in El Centro and serve all of Imperial County including El Centro, Brawley, Imperial, Holtville, Calexico, Algodones, Winterhaven, Westmorland, Calipatria, Heber, Glamis, the Colorado River, Ocotillo, Ocotillo Wells and all surrounding desert areas..

Time is of the essence in a DUI case

If you have been charged with drunk driving in Temecula, it is important to hire an experienced DUI attorney as quickly as possible. Besides having only a few days to keep your license from being suspended, it helps for your legal counsel to take charge of the case and be ahead of the prosecutor.

At Childers and Associates, we believe in aggressively representing our clients to protect their interests. We will challenge evidence, question witnesses, review the breath or blood test equipment maintenance records and study the arrest report for errors in police procedure. We will fight for your rights and make the prosecutor prove every point of the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

To start your defense, contact Imperial County DUI Attorneys Childers and Associates now.

About your license

In keeping with California DUI laws, you were probably issued a temporary license when you were arrested for drunk driving in Imperial County. That license expires after thirty days and you will lose all driving privileges. You can petition for a special administrative hearing and attempt to keep your driving privileges, but you must request that hearing within 10 days of your arrest.

Having legal counsel will improve the chances of keeping your license. El Centro, Brawley, Calexico, Heber, Winterhaven, Holtville, and Westmorland, California DUI attorneys at Childers and Associates can petition for a DMV hearing and represent you. Remember you have only ten days from the date of your arrest, so do not delay.

About Childers & Associates

Hiring the right attorney will make a difference in the outcome of your case. Imperial County California DUI Attorneys Childers & Associates practices criminal law, with a focus on drunk driving defense. That experience will help you win your case. Our team of attorneys consist of a former prosecutor and two aggressive DUI defense attorneys in addition to a support staff of seven dedicated legal professionals to provide excellent service and the best possible representation in your case.

El Centro DUI lawyers Childers & Associates offers competitive fees, and he will outline his services before you hire him. Get the help you need and deserve by calling Childers & Associates now at 760-335-6881.

Get a free review of your case

The initial consultation is absolutely free and there is no obligation; just facts and legal guidance. So contact Imperial County DUI Attorney Ryan Childers now by filling out the form to the left or calling 760-335-6881.

Our Locations

Our office is located in El Centro, California and we also provide legal representation throughout Imperial County. Therefore, we can provide you with aggressive legal representation if you are looking for a…

  • El Centro DUI Attorney
  • Imperial DUI Attorney
  • Holtville DUI Attorney
  • Calexico DUI Attorney
  • Winterhaven DUI Attorney
  • Westmorland DUI Attorney
  • Heber DUI Attorney
  • Ocotillo DUI Attorney
  • Ocotillo Wells DUI Attorney
  • Niland DUI Attorney
  • Brawley DUI Attorney
  • Calipatria DUI Attorney
  • Glamis DUI Attorney
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