18683 Ventura Blvd
Unit # 245
Tarzana CA 91356
Avoid getting points on your DMV record, and hire an attorney who believes in protecting your driving record. It is your constitutional right to a fair trial when your driving record is at stake!
Most minor traffic offenses are considered infractions. Infractions are not criminal violations of the law and carry relatively minor penalties such as fines, and/or points on your driving records. Though every infraction is different; each does require the officer to come to court and testify as to what they witnessed and why you may be guilty of that infraction.
The advantage of having an attorney means that you will not have to take time off from your busy schedule to come to court to challenge this violation. Your attorney will represent you in court, review the evidence, and cross-examine the officer at trial, if necessary.
Unlike an infraction ticket that is handled in traffic court, a misdemeanor is handled in the Criminal Division of the court house. A misdemeanor is a serious criminal offense that is punishable by jail time of up to one year, includes higher fines, and the possible loss of oneâs driving privileges. The court may also impose other penalties, such as required enrollment in a substance abuse treatment program or other program, victim restitution, license suspension, and probation.
We will fight to protect your driving privileges so neither you nor your loved ones have to endure the consequences of a driverâs license suspension or revocation.
In California, a DUI is usually a misdemeanor.
However, there are circumstances under which a DUI may constitute a felony, such as when:
-You are involved in a vehicle accident while intoxicated that causes injury or death to another;
-You already have three or more prior DUI convictions within 10 years;
-You have one or more prior felony DUI convictions
Born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles, Melody Rahimi is a native who never left the city she calls home.
Melody graduated with honors from UCLA in 2012 with dual degrees in Political Science and Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Melody went on to receive her Juris Doctorate in 2016 from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.
Today, Melody Rahimi is an experienced Criminal Defense attorney representing individuals from all types of backgrounds, from young students who've had a lapse in judgement to individuals with much more complex circumstances and history. Melody works to ensure every client's rights are upheld, whether in the courtroom or in negotiations with the prosecution.
In addition to her own practice, Melody has made countless appearances on behalf of other law firms across the greater Los Angeles area, and has provided pro bono legal representation to veterans.
Melody's areas of practice include: DUIs, Traffic Violations, Domestic Violence, Expungements, Juvenile Crimes, Assault and Battery, Theft Crimes, Drugs Crimes, and Restraining Orders.
Fluent in both English and Persian (Farsi), Melody is able to represent clients from any diverse background.
Bar Number: 324734
University of West Los Angeles
Juris Doctorate, 2016
University of California Los Angeles
Bachelor's of Arts, 2012
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