Frederick James Nameth Law Corporation
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At the Law Office of Frederick James Nameth in Glendale, we are dedicated to the principle that the practice of law is a service-oriented profession. We understand that legal issues are often confusing and intimidating, which is why we are committed to keeping you informed and up-to-date through all the stages of your case, from initial filings through jury trial and appeals. This means frequent case updates and a prompt response to all inquiries.
Our legal practice thrives under the leadership of attorney Frederick James Nameth, a respected member of the California legal community since 1969. A former prosecutor in the Los Angeles city attorney's office, Mr. Nameth founded the Law Office of Frederick James Nameth in 1978. He is a skilled advocate who uses all available resources to meet his clients' legal needs. More importantly, he listens to his clients in order to design a strategy that is always in their best interest.
While a negotiated, out-of-court solution is always desirable, at the Law Office of Frederick James Nameth, we are never swayed by threats and intimidation by other criminal defense or auto accident attorneys. We will not hesitate to take case before a jury if it is justified and in the best interest of our client.
For experienced representation in cities including Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Hollywood, and Los Angeles, contact the Law Office of Frederick James Nameth today. We offer a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION, 24-7 availability, and a convenient location off the 5, 134, and 210 freeways in Glendale.
About Frederick James Nameth
Fred was born in Davenport, Iowa and came to California in 1947. He attended Jordan High School in Long Beach and Long Beach City College.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Politcal Science from U.C.L.A. He received his Juris Doctor degree from University of San Diego School of Law.
He was admittedf to practice law in California in 1969. Thereafter, he became a prosecutor with the Los Angeles City Attorney's office where he worked until 1971. He left the City Attorney and went into private practice in Los Angeles where he specialized in criminal defense and, thereafter, in personal injury on behalf of injured parties.
In 1991 Fred moved his law office from Los Angeles to Glendale where he currently practices personal injury and criminal defense.
On a personal note, Fred has been married to his wife, Celeste, for 17 years and has two children, Alison, an attorney, and Stacy-Colleen, a psychotherapist.
Fred has been very active in the community for over 30 years. He has been a volunteer with the Domestic Violence Project of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has volunteered each year to speak on Law Day at Glendale High School on behalf of the Glendale Bar Association. He continues to tutor 4th grade students in reading at Toluca Lake Elementary School. In addition, he is a fund raiser on behalf of charitable organizations in the community.
He continues to participate in educational programs sponsored by trial lawyer associations and criminal defense organizations.
His hobbies include skiing, golfing, and tennis, attending theatre and movies, and traveling.
When asked what he find most satisfying about his work, he replied, "Working with a great staff on behalf of clients to effectively resolve legal concerns as a result of a serious accident or because they have been arrested."
- Criminal Law
- Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
- California, 1969
- U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1969
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
- University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, 1968
- University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1965
Major: Political Science
- Glendale Bar Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- State Bar of California
- National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- Los Angeles City Attorney, Deputy City Attorney, 1969 - 1971
- Los Angeles County Bar Association. Domestic Violence Project, 1994
- Bet Tzedek Legal Services, 1995 - Present
- Zeta Beta Tau
- Phi Delta Phi
The experienced drunk driving lawyers at the Law Office of Frederick James Nameth in Glendale provide exceptional representation to clients in need of DUI criminal defense. Criminal DWI is a serious charge in the state of California, and conviction could result in serious penalties. Our attorneys work with clients who have been charged with drunk driving in communities such as Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Hollywood, and Los Angeles to prepare the best possible strategy in their DUI / DWI case and will fight hard for a successful outcome.
Drunk Driving/DUI - An Overview
The crime of drunk driving is also known as "driving under the influence," or DUI, and "driving while intoxicated," or DWI. In some states, the crime may be known as "operating while intoxicated, or OWI, or "operating under the influence," or OUI. The names vary according to how state law refers to or defines the crime. Whatever the name, the state laws all have a common aim of punishing those who drink and drive, or those who drive while under the influence of illegal drugs. A drunk driving conviction carries with it serious and long-lasting consequences: jail or prison time, a heavy fine, and suspension or revocation of a driver's license. A person who is facing a drunk driving charge should not hesitate to seek immediate legal counsel from an experienced drunk driving defense attorney.
Parole & Probation in Drunk Driving Cases
Parole and probation are both supervisory-type mechanisms employed in the punishment phase of the criminal justice process. Parole comes into play after a person has been imprisoned and is released. Probation, by contrast, refers to a criminal sentence separate and distinct from incarceration. Probation is the most frequent sentence imposed and typically involves releasing the convicted offender into the community subject to a list of terms and conditions. The actual terms can vary widely, based on the underlying crime, the characteristics of the offender, and the resources of the probation system. All probations are subject to a requirement that the offender refrain from committing further crimes.
Persons convicted of drunk driving may be placed on probation, or for subsequent offenses they may be given a jail or prison term and then paroled, subject to continuing supervision. Lawyers experienced in criminal defense and drunk driving law can explain the spectrum of possible punishments for drunk driving offenders and describe the differences in the possible sentences in greater detail.
The Prosecutor's Role in a Drunk Driving Case
Prosecution refers to the government's role in the criminal justice system. When criminal activity is suspected, it is often up to the government to investigate, arrest, charge, and bring the alleged offender to trial. Prosecutors are the lawyers who work for the government and who are responsible for putting on the government's case against a defendant. Prosecutors may be called county attorneys, city attorneys, or district attorneys. The prosecutor is the opponent or "adversary" of the criminal defendant and his or her attorney; the two sides go head-to-head against each other in court. Because these public attorneys focus their energies on prosecuting criminal cases, they are generally very experienced in criminal law, and it is therefore essential that the defendant's attorney have the same advantage. Thus, in order to best preserve a criminal defendant's rights and strike a fair balance in court, representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney, particularly one knowledgeable in drunk driving law, is a must.
Challenging the Reliability of Breathalyzer Test Results
In all drunk driving cases, the prosecution must prove that the defendant's blood alcohol concentration at the time of the offense was at or above a statutory limit. In many states, the limit is .10 percent, but in others it is .08, and there is a national movement afoot to make that the limit in all states. In order to prove the requisite level of alcohol in the blood of someone arrested for drunk driving, it is necessary to obtain a suitable sample of the arrestee's blood, urine, or hair at the time of arrest. The use of a breath test is by far the most popular scientific method for establishing that drunk driving has occurred. Some defendants, however, have been able to successfully challenge the results of such tests in court, thereby preventing a conviction. An attorney experienced in drunk driving defense law is in the best position to advise a client on whether the "Breathalyzer" test results may be subject to challenge in his or her particular case.
Drunk Driving and Auto Insurance
After serving the sentence and paying the fine, a person convicted of drunk driving is eager to let things get back to normal and to return to life as it was before the charges. In most parts of the U.S., normal living-school, work, other activities-usually involves driving, and driving requires automobile insurance. The worst parts of the charge may seem to be behind you, but you are then faced with yet another consequence: trying to obtain automobile insurance after a drunk driving conviction.
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