Law Offices Of Monty S. Gill

Law Offices Of Monty S. Gill

Law Offices of Monty S. Gill is a highly respected law firm handling Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Employment Law and Social Security Disability matters. We fight for you.

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Main Office
Main Office
674 County Square Dr, Suite 209D
Ventura  CA  93003
  • (805) 644-1071
As a local Ventura Social Security Disability attorneyI will personally fight for your business.

Our office is very experienced in handling Social Security
Disability/SSI cases. In order to qualify, Social Security must find that:

1. You are disabled, either physically or mentally;

2. You are unable to engage in substantial gainful employment;

3. Your disability is expected to last at least for 12 months.

We handle both Social Security Disability claims and SSI
claims, and have extensive knowledge and experience in
handling these cases.

If you wish to discuss your case, call us at 805-644-1071,
or email us.
Criminal Defense
As a local Ventura County defense attorney, I will aggressively defend you against criminal charges.
We handle ALL criminal cases including but not limited to:

Traffic Violations
Suspended License
Hit & Run
Felony Auto Accidents

Malicious Code
Unauthorized Access
Aiding, Abetting, Accessory
Environmental Violations

False Identification
Grand Jury Proceedings

Plea Negotiation
Probation Violations
Search & Seizure
Sentence Modifications

Animal Abuse
Juvenile Matters
Victims' Rights

Drug Cultivation & Manufacturing
Drug Possession
Intent to Distribute Drugs
Intent to Sell Drugs
Illegal Possession or Transportation
Other Weapons & Devices

Bank Fraud
Checks & Credit Cards
Corporate Espionage & Sabotage
Identity Theft
Insurance Claims
Money Laundering
Public Offerings
Tax Evasion & Fraud


Domestic Violence
Elder Abuse
Child Abuse
Child Pornography
Indecent Exposure
Prostitution, Solicitation, & Pandering
Sexual Assault
Trafficking in Women

Assault & Battery
Domestic Violence


Before you plead guilty or take any other action which could affect you for years, please call us or email us to discuss your criminal case.
A Ventura County attorney providing aggressive representation for people charged with DUI
What is DUI?

DUI is shorthand for Driving Under the Influence. In California, a
person is guilty of DUI if he or she drives or is in actual physical
control of a motor vehicle and is under the influence of alcoholic
beverages or any chemical or controlled substance to the extent
that his or her mental faculties are impaired or when his or her blood
alcohol level (BAC) is .08 or above.

Is there anyway to avoid a DUI?

It sounds simple, but don't drink and drive. Take a taxi, designate a
driver, walk, call a friend, but no matter what, do not drink and drive.

Can I still be in trouble for driving, even if my BAC is below
the legal limit?

Yes. It is also unlawful to drive with your normal faculties impaired.
Normal faculties are those faculties of a person, such as the ability
to walk, talk, judge distances, drive an automobile, make judgments,
act in emergencies, etc.

Does the car have to be moving for me to be guilty of DUI?

No. You can be arrested for DUI by driving while over the legal BAC
or while impaired. But, you need not actually operate the car in
order to be arrested. You can still be found guilty if you had the
capability and power to dominate, direct, or regulate the vehicle,
regardless of whether you were exercising that capability or power at
the time of the arrest. In other words, simply sitting behind the wheel
with the keys in the ignition can lead to your arrest for DUI by being
in actual physical control of the car.

Do I have to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test?

The answer to this question is Yes and No. After being stopped, a
police officer will request you submit to a PAS Test. The PAS Test is
done at the scene of your stop by you blowing into a handheld
devise the police officer carries in the patrol car. You do not and
should not submit to this test. However, you are required to submit
to a breath or blood test back at the station after you are arrested.
Refusing a breath or blood test is generally not a good idea as the
motor vehicle department will automatically suspend your privilege to
drive. In addition, your refusal to submit to a test upon the request of
a law enforcement officer may be admissible in any criminal
proceeding against you as evidence of you consciousness of guilt.
By accepting the privilege extended by the State of California to
drive, the courts have determined that you have given your consent
to submit to an approved chemical or physical test of your breath for
the purposes of determining your BAC. Therefore, when you sign
your name on your license, you are saying that if stopped for a
possible DUI, you will accept to take the test.

If I am arrested for a DUI, will I lose my license?

The law enforcement officer will seize your license if you are
arrested for DUI with an unlawful BAC or after you refused to submit
to a chemical or physical test. Your license will be seized and the
officer will issue you a temporary driver's license and as your notice
of suspension. However, you may request a review of the driver's
license suspension by the department of motor vehicles within 10
days following your arrest. It is very important that a review is
requested because many times we are able to save your license for

How long will I lose my license?

In California, if you have refused to submit to a chemical test, your
license will likely be suspended for a period of one year for a first
refusal, or for eighteen months if you have previously refused to
submit to such a test. If you have an unlawful BAC, your driving
privilege will likely be suspended for four months for a first offense,
and one year for a second offense. It is possible to obtain a
restricted license allowing you to drive to and from work after an
initial 30 day suspension.

What else will happen to me?

Once again, this varies from county to county in California. But more
than likely, you will be given a jail term. Most counties, including
Ventura County, mandatory 48 hour jail time on the first offense. In
addition, most second offenses, results in a mandatory 30 day jail
term and a third offense can result in a sentence in State prison.
Furthermore, your insurance company may discontinue its coverage
or at the very least, assign you to a high-risk category, resulting in a
substantial increase in your premiums.

Monty S. Gill

Mr. Gill graduated from San Luis Obispo High School as a
Valedictorian. He obtained his Undergraduate training at the University of California, Santa Barbara. At U.C. Santa Barbara, he majored in Law & Society and Religious Studies, and was awarded the prestigious Dean's Honors in Fall 1989 and in Spring 1992.

After graduating from U.C.S.B., he enrolled at California Western School of Law for his law degree with a Dean's Scholarship. After graduating, he passed the California bar exam on his first attempt.

Mr. Gill is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He is licensed to practice in all the courts of California, as well as the federal courts.

Mr. Gill is fluent in four languages.

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