Ronald M. Hall

DUI Criminal Defense Lawyer

Serving Downey, California

"I thought I was OK to drive."





DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer

Law Offices of Ronald M. Hall

Are you looking for an experienced Lawyer in Downey, California? If you, or a loved one, have been charged with a crime, we may be able to help.

Ronald M. Hall, DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer, handles all criminal cases including DUI & Criminal Defense.

Attorney, Ronald M. Hall, provides professional legal representation in Downey, California.

We are effective and aggressive and will work to help you get results that you need, from minor to major charges, at affordable rates.

If you have been charged with a crime, call our office now for a free case review 562-268-5522.

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If you have a legal question, concern, or would like to schedule a consultation simply fill out the form below.

If this is an urgent matter please call 562-268-5522.

Attorney, Ronald M. Hall

An Experienced Downey DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer

With over 40 years of professional experience and thousands of cases handled, Attorney Ronald M. Hall, founder of the Law Office of Ronald M. Hall, has the experience and dedication to work hard on your behalf, no matter what you are facing. When you have been injured, arrested, accused, pulled over, or learn of an investigation against you, we will be there for you.

Attorney Hall is dedicated to walking you through all your legal options, no matter what you are facing. We want you to be well-informed in order to take some of the stress out of your legal matter.

With a focus on providing strong leadership, you can rest assured that not only will you be treated with dignity and compassion, but that you have the solid support you need on your side, no matter what you are facing.

Benefits of Working with Ronald M. Hall

No two legal issues are the same which is why we never offer cookie-cutter solutions. Your case is important, as penalties can be harsh. Our Downey criminal defense lawyer always takes the time to listen to your needs and goals and create a solid defense based on the unique circumstances of your case.

The Law Office of Ronald M. Hall doesn’t shy away from any case and will defend your rights through aggressive and caring representation. As a California DUI lawyer, a member of the California Public Defenders Association, the managing editor of The Law Review, and experience serving as a Judge Pro Tem our attorney is prepared to guide you through all of your legal proceedings; you can rest assured that you are in the best hands possible.


– California St Polytechnic Univ, Undergraduate Degree
– Univ of LaVerne COL, Law Degree


1978, CA State Bar, #84810


– California State Bar Association

Downey DUI Lawyer

Defending California Residents Against Drunk Driving Charges

Have you been arrested for driving under the influence? Whether or not you have any prior convictions on your record, you may be concerned about your future and wondering who to turn to. At the Law Office of Ronald M. Hall, we have been fighting for the rights of our clients for more than 40 years. With extensive experience behind us, we understand exactly how serious DUI charges can be and how they can affect your life.

Our Downey DUI attorney is prepared to protect your future and your freedom. Call (562) 268-5522 for a FREE consultation.

What are the Penalties of a DUI in Downey CA

Our firm handles a wide range of DUI cases, including first time DUI, second time DUI, multiple DUI, underage DUI, and DUI with accident or involving injuries. We are fully aware of the type of serious penalties that a conviction of DUI can bring, which is why we commit ourselves to fighting convictions.

If you choose our firm to represent you, you can trust our highly experienced Downey DUI lawyer to provide you with quality representation and the compassion you need on your side. These penalties get steeper for subsequent offenses, which is why it is very important that you have a dedicated Downey DUI attorney on your side. We can represent you through your DMV hearings.

Depending on the type of charge, a DUI conviction can be punished in the following ways:
    • Probation
    • License suspension
    • Drug/alcohol treatment
    • Community service
    • Fine
    • Imprisonment
    • Probation
Can I lose my license if I’ve been pulled over for DUI?

While driving under the influence charges are taken very seriously in the State of California, the penalties you can face depend on the exact circumstances of your arrest.

If you are facing your first DUI, or misdemeanor conviction, you face large fines and penalties:
    • Up to 48 hours in jail
    • A 90-day restricted license that allows to drive only to and from work
    • Mandatory alcohol treatment
    • Loss of license for up to 30 days

Implied Consent

Under California’s implied consent law, all drivers have agreed to submit to a breath or blood test if suspected of driving under the influence. If you refuse to take the test, your driver’s license could be suspended for one to three years, depending on if you have had prior offenses.

Can a DUI charge in California be reduced?

One strategy to fight your DUI charge is to seek a plea bargain to have it reduced. The lesser charge for driving under the influence, known as “wet reckless,” is when a DUI charge is reduced to reckless driving.

If you are convicted of a “wet reckless” charge, you can face from $145 to $1,000 in fines and/or up to 90 days in jail. You may also be required to complete an alcohol and drug awareness program.

DMV Hearing Representation

If you are charged with a DUI, you will likely be called to go to a DMV hearing to state your case and find out if your license will be revoked or suspended. It is important to have competent legal counsel to represent you during these hearings to have a better chance of keeping your license. Our Downey DUI lawyer can explain what to expect in your upcoming hearing during your initial expectation.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

Please reach out to our firm today to find out what our skilled Downey DUI attorney can do for you and your case. We would like to offer you a free initial consultation to give you the opportunity to discuss your individual situation and learn about your options. You need exceptional legal guidance on your side and that is exactly what our firm provides.

Do you need a DUI Lawyer?

Every state has some sort of “driving while intoxicated” statute. The term “driving while intoxicated” is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be “drunk” or “intoxicated” to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states).

a DUI Lawyer can help. . . .

Assess your legal situation

An experienced DUI Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DUI lawyer mostly deals with DUI matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.

Explain the Consequences

The consequences of a DUI vary greatly from state to state and a DUI lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DWI , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state’s motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.

Manage the process

Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A DUI Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.

Represent you in court

An experienced DUI Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.

Don't Know if a DUI Lawyer is right for you? Here are some General Guidelines:


Definitely hire a DUI Lawyer if you already have several DUI and receive another; or if your DUI arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.


Seriously consider hiring a DUI Lawyer if you’ve been arrested for a second DUI (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.


You might want to hire a DUI Lawyer in Downey if you don’t understand your rights or DUI laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don’t know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.

Steven Baugher

Exceptional Legal Expertise and Professionalism

The law office of Ronald Hall has be nothing but helpful, kind & professional. From my own experience he is very trustworthy and professional. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of help.


William Duque

Reliable and Trustworthy: A Top-notch Legal Team

Whenever you need a criminal defense Lawyer, You can always count on Mr. Hall. Thank you Mr. Hall for your hard work and time of need. Couldn’t made it this far without you. Thank you once again.


John Canales

Pleased, with the service and quickness of their actions

I was in a tough situation and didn’t know what to do. I am so glad I reached out to Ronald Hall and got the best solution possible.  I was pleased with the service and quickness of their actions.


Talk to a DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer today!

Contact Ronald M. Hall, DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney at 562-268-5522 or via email with the form above.

How Can We Help You?

At the Law Offices of Ronald M. Hall, we are committed to protecting your freedom, your record and your rights. Attorney Ronald M. Hall has vast legal experience in the fields of criminal law, personal injury and family law matters. If you are in need of serious legal representation you need an experienced attorney to help you get through this difficult time in you life. Ronald M. Hall works hard to get his clients the best possible outcome for their situation. This is true no matter what the case may be.

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