DUI Defenses and DMV Hearings

An arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs  in California means not only going to criminal court, but in almost all cases, it means facing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to keep your driver’s license from being suspended.  It is very important to immediately contact a lawyer when you first get arrested for a DUI, because you have ten (10) days from the date you were arrested, to request a DMV hearing. This prevents your driver’s license from being automatically suspended.  If you don’t request the hearing, your license will automatically be suspended for at least 30 days.


We can meet with you immediately, and contact the DMV on your behalf to demand a DMV hearing be set in your case.  You will be able to legally drive pending the outcome of the DMV hearing.


At the Law Offices of John Jimenez, we start every case assuming our client is innocent until proven otherwise.  We know what the district attorney must prove in a DUI, and we fight until each element is or is not proven. There is always an avenue we can explore in building your defense.

Domestic Violence

It is very critical when you are accused of domestic violence that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense law office.  In most domestic violence cases, the prosecution’s main witness is the “alleged victim” who is someone very close to the defendant and often does not want to prosecute the defendant.  Unfortunately, once the police are contacted and an arrest has been made, the alleged victim no longer has control over the criminal prosecution.  The case will proceed to the court phase and it is the district attorney’s job to go forward with the case, whether or not the “alleged victim” wants this to happen.  Let the Law Offices of John Jimenez help you, and your loved ones, in this critical time.

Drug Offenses

From simple possession of any type of a controlled substance, to more serious felony drug charges such as cultivating or manufacturing drugs, the Law Offices of John Jimenez have had great success in defending clients facing drug charges. With more than 37 years of experience in dealing with all types of drug cases in every part of the state, we have the skills, the knowledge and the access to top drug experts, to help you get the best outcome in your case.

Sex Crimes and Internet Sex Crimes

The Law Offices of John Jimenez have a unique understanding of how these cases are prosecuted by the police and the district attorney. We have developed an aggressive approach to defending these types of cases by assembling a team of computer experts to assist in your defense.  We also have a team of doctors available to assist with defense techniques such as psychological evaluations or counseling plans for our clients that we use to prove that our clients may not fit certain sexual profiles of the charged crimes, or that their commission of a charged crime may be impossible, depending on the circumstances of an individual case. 

Theft, Fraud, and White-Collar Crimes

If you have been accused of a theft crime, call the Law Offices of John Jimenez as soon as possible to discuss your case. A conviction for a theft offense is considered a crime of moral turpitude, meaning it carries adverse consequences if you are not a citizen. Also it can impede your ability to obtain private or government employment, or even prevent you from obtaining certain government licensing that you may need for your employment.

Murder and Violent Crimes

The Law Offices of John Jimenez have extensive experience in handling violent and serious crimes from ADW’s to kidnapping to homicides. We are successful in winning serious felony cases in trial, having obtained Not Guilty verdicts in murder cases, and through negotiations to reduce to non-violent offenses. Above all, we are dedicated and committed to being available to all of our clients, whether accused of a violent crime or not, at all times.

Gang-Related Offenses

Being labeled as a gang member by the police or the courts will follow you for the rest of your life, and it is important that you do what you can to avoid this label.  The Law Offices of John Jimenez have tremendous experience and success in helping those charged with gang related crimes.  

Probation Violations

Failing to complete a condition of probation or committing a new offense while you are on probation could mean you are in violation of your probation.  Probation violation warrants are issued by the court for various reasons, including, failing to appear in court, enrolling in or completing a required program, or failing to report to your probation officer as required.  Call an experienced attorney at the Law Offices of John Jimenez who will work in your favor and aggressively represent you at your probation violation hearing.

Record Expungements

In California one may seal, destroy, or dismiss an arrest record or criminal conviction in certain cases.  The Law Offices of John Jimenez can help you determine if you are eligible for some type of relief from a conviction, and can assist you with petitioning the court in this very difficult and technical area of the law.


77-564 A Country Club Drive,
Suite 236 - Palm Desert,
California 92211

Phone: 760 345-4777
Fax: 760 406-9326

"As a further testament to his belief that his clients deserve the most aggressive legal defense possible, John Jimenez has been featured on nationally televised news programs (CBS, NBC, ABC, Hard Copy, Inside Edition and Court TV) and in a full length documentary film (Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator) as a dedicated and fierce defender of the criminally accused."

We proudly defend the following areas: Palm Desert, La Quinta, Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Indio, Thousand Palms, Bermuda Dunes, Desert Hot Springs, Coachella, Thermal and Mecca.