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David Dastrup

David Dastrup

Suspended License, Reckless, Speeding, Traffic Ticket, & Criminal Defense La
  • Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI
  • California
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Attorney David Dastrup has had extensive success with criminal misdemeanor traffic tickets and infraction traffic tickets, including suspending license / driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, DUI, speed contest, hit and run, driving without a license, failure to appear, speeding, disobey sign or signal, and other criminal cases including drug possession, drug paraphernalia, petty theft, grand theft, burglary tools, public intoxication / drunk in public, urinating in public, trespass, disturbing the peace, domestic violence, warrants for failure to appear, warrants for probation violations, and several other criminal cases in Los Angeles County Courts and Orange County Justice Centers. Trusted by courts, relied on by clients, and organized business practices. Your attorney fights for you, protects your constitutional rights and driver's license, and appears in court so you don't have to appear or post bail, saving you time and money immediately. Attorney David Dastrup is a Juris Doctor and Master's graduate from the prestigious, nationally ranked Pepperdine University, in Malibu, California. The School of Law's Straus Institute is ranked #1 in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report. Mr. Dastrup enjoys helping people. For the last few years, virtually every day, he has appeared in court, achieving dismissals and reductions for his traffic and criminal clients, saving driving records and keeping clients out of jail. Mr. Dastrup believes in the Constitution of our Nation and of California, especially as they apply to zealously defending the rights of his clients.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial consultations at no charge on all cases. Free phone consultations for traffic tickets and suspended license misdemeanors and other traffic misdemeanors. In office consultations free on criminal cases. Nominal deposit on in person consultations on traffic tickets after free phone conversation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Online Client Portal is secure and confidential that accepts eCheck / ACH Payments, and most all U.S. based Credit Cards. No additional fee for credit card payments, but discounts available for eCheck/ACH and Cash paid in full.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner
Law Office of David Dastrup
Current
Personally represent traffic citation, DUI, and criminal clients in Los Angeles Superior Court and Orange County Superior Court of California
Attorney, Traffic Ticket and Criminal Defense
Law Firm
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Attorney
Law Office of Michael Smith
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Law
Glendale City Attorney
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Law Clerk
Los Angeles City Attorney
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Education
Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D. | Law
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine
Master of Dispute Resolution | Negotiation
Professional Associations
America Bar Association
Attorney Member
Current
CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Lawyer Member
Current
State Bar of California # 276068
Member
Current
North Orange County Bar Association
Member
Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of David Dastrup, Traffic Ticket & Criminal Defense Attorney
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Criminal Traffic Defense Attorney
Legal Answers
80 Questions Answered

Q. Can police see your warrant if they run the license plates of a vehicle that is not registered under your name?
A: You are right in that it does not make sense that they would find a warrant for you based on looking up someone else's license plates. There are a lot of different reasons police pull people over. Here, if the tags were actually expired, that is a legitimate reason. However, sometimes a police officer will recognize the driver as someone they have dealt with before and then try to find a reason, or make one up, for pulling over the vehicle. One would have to look at the police report to find more information.
Q. My son is being charged with burglary and a strike for attempting to break in to a detached garage
A: What is your question? Are you looking for an attorney or for some information?
Q. I found that I got a ticket 3 years ego and they sent letter to address that was not on my driving license
A: If the ticket is causing a hold for your drivers license, then you should take care of it. Find an attorney in the area of where the court is located and hire them to help you resolve it. By the way, if you were handed a ticket in person, that would have been notice to appear. The court letter is a courtesy notice, not required to hold you accountable to appear in court. If you were not given a ticket, and no other notice to appear in court, then you have a valid issue to fight.
Q. Can a cop legally give two different people the same ticket for the same vehicle if it is being transferred from one to
A: Generally, only the driver can be cited for speeding. If the owner is cited, it is probably for something else. To receive an owner responsibility ticket, the owner does not need to be present.
Q. Can four defendants be tried all together and have to take the same plead?
A: You cannot be forced to plead a certain way because somebody else does. In fact, the court (at State Bar ethics rules) will require that you be assigned a different attorney to avoid a conflict of interest if you do not want to do the same thing with your case that the other defendants want. So you need to hire an attorney that promotes your position.
Q. I am being charged with pc 192(c)(2).Do you think I have a case? Should I hire a laywer or will a Public Defender do?
A: Public defenders are real lawyers, and very competent. However, a private attorney will likely take more time on your case, but this will cost more, too. It is your choice. Regardless, you must be concerned with this case and an attorney will help your situation. The judge will not let you go this alone, so you will either have to get a private attorney or quality for the public defender. Either way, you need to consult with your attorney BEFORE the first hearing--do not delay.
Q. How high can a judge place bail above that counties schedule for a misdemeanor?
A: To argue excessive bail, you really need an attorney to make the legal arguments, not a do it yourself project. However, you can go to a law library and research the issue and your rights and come up with a few points.
Q. I never missed a court date they had gave me one but it never happed
A: This scenario can be fixed, but best with an attorney to explain to the judge how and why it happened. If you went to court on the date they gave you but the case was not filed, and then later they issued a warrant because the case was filed later and a new court date was set without you knowing, this is not uncommon. If the situation is different, it is still fixable in most cases.
Q. I got arrested than got OR an now when i was looking up my court date it said i had a warrent
A: After you are released O.R., then you still have to go back to court. If you miss that court date, then a warrant will be issued. If this is not what happened, there are other possibilities, such as a court clerical error, or a notice to appear with a different date but you never received the notice, etc.
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Law Office of David Dastrup (Torrance, Main Office)
18411 Crenshaw Blvd.
Suite 400
Torrance, CA 90504
USA
Telephone: (310) 817-5899
Law Office Of David Dastrup (Long Beach)
444 West Ocean
Suite 800
Long Beach, CA 90802
USA
Telephone: (562) 852-0212
Law Office of David Dastrup
Defending Client's at Compton Court
Compton, CA 90220
USA
Telephone: (310) 817-5899
Law Office of David Dastrup
Defending Client's at Justice Centers of Orange County
Westminster, CA 92683
USA
Telephone: (714) 866-8042