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David Milton Dastrup

DUI and DWI Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   68 reviews

also known as Law Office of David Dastrup, Dastrup Law

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  • State Years
    Utah - UT < 1 year
    California - CA 12 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State UT
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    40%
    DUI Defense Attorney Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs & Driving with Blood Alcohol Concentration 0.08% or Greater APS Drivers License Suspension Defense at DMV Driver Safety. Los Angeles County & Orange County, California.

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Theft, Shoplifting, Drunk in Public, Drug Possession, Drug Paraphernalia, Battery, Hit & Run, Reckless Driving, Speed Contest, Exhibition of Speed, Suspended License. Superior Court of California, Orange County, Los Angeles County.

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    30%
    Reckless Driving, Speed Contest, Exhibition of Speed, Suspended License, Hit & Run; and Speeding Ticket, Over 100 MPH, No Insurance, Crossing Carpool Lane, etc.; at Torrance, Inglewood, Compton, Long Beach, Downey, Metropolitan, Los Angeles Courts.

TOP-RANKED DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY, CRIMINAL DEFENSE, TRAFFIC MISDEMEANOR DEFENSE: RECKLESS, SPEED CONTEST, SUSPENDED LICENSE, WARRANT, FAILURE TO APPEAR, DRUNK IN PUBLIC, POSSESSION, DRUGS, PETTY THEFT, SOLICITATION, VANDALISM; IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERIOR COURTS AND ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA.

Identified as a Top DUI Criminal Defense Attorney by organizations such the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers, and the American Academy of Attorneys. Attorney David Dastrup has earned a reputation as a true advocate for his clients and is trusted by the courts and attorneys in Southern California. He zealously defends his clients’ rights. 

We protect our clients’ constitutional rights. We fight for your driver's license. We fight to keep your driving record clean. We represent our clients in court to to avoid them having to appear and fight to avoid bail, saving clients time and money immediately.

Attorney David Dastrup has had extensive success with traffic crimes, traffic tickets, and criminal defense; involving DUI, Reckless Driving, Speed Contest, Suspended License, Speed Contest, Hit and Run, Drug Possession, Drug Paraphernalia, Petty Theft, Shoplifting, Public Intoxication / Drunk in Public, Trespass, Disturbing the Peace, Prostitution, Solicitation, Vandalism, and many other criminal charges in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, and County of Orange, California.

Trusted by courts, relied on by clients, and proven results.

David Dastrup is an Attorney with a Juris Doctorate, and a Master of Dispute Resolution from the #1 ranked U.S. News & World Report Straus Institute, at the prestigious Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu California.

Mr. Dastrup enjoys helping people. Past experience from appearing in court every day has produced numerous dismissals and reductions for his clients. Mr. Dastrup saves his clients from criminal records and DMV records, and keeps his 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.

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Location

Law Office of David Dastrup
18411 Crenshaw Blvd
Suite 400
Torrance, CA, 90504
Law Office of David Dastrup
444 West Ocean Blvd
Suite 800
Long Beach, CA, 90802
Law Office of David Dastrup
Serving Los Angeles Courts
Los Angeles, CA, 90007
Law Office of David Dastrup
Serving West Justice Center
Westminster, CA, 92683
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  68 customer reviews
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Posted by Rob | October 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed
There are those times we may find ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. For those of us otherwise law-abiding citizens that aren’t so accustomed to these situations, navigating safely through it can be daunting. The day after I found myself in such a situation, I had voluntarily gone to see the detective overseeing my case with the pretext of answering any questions I might have. Instead, I was practically interrogated and asked (more appropriately, coerced) to doing something I was absolutely not comfortable doing. “This is business,” is the phrase the detective repeatedly used that burned into my memory. Fortunately, and perhaps not made clear due to my shorts, shirt, and baseball cap, business is my subject matter expertise. In business, a critical tenant is knowing when you need outside help. I found that in David. The following day, Sunday, I reached out to many attorneys. Many either could not be reached and several didn’t even know the legalities of the very common charge I was facing! I was on hold with one attorney looking up my charge when I had David answering me on another phone. In addition to knowing very well the charge levied against me, David also clearly knew the intricacies of the court system I would face down to an impressive level of detail. On top of that, he proceeded to encourage me to handle this on my own since he felt that I had a good chance of a favorable outcome. At this point, I knew David was the attorney for me. As a do-it-yourself'er by nature, this did not come natural. Ultimately, David got my case completely dismissed. Make no mistake, this was not a quick resolution and our legal path took its own turns. Throughout this time, David provided key and relevant updates. When I had questions or concerns, he was often quick to answer them (understanding that this is not a huge law firm with limitless resources). At one point, when I was willing to settle, David advised to forge on. The outcome was nothing short of a blessing. Thank you David.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I made the right choice for case, he is a 5stars!
Posted by Andrew | October 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Possible Traffic Representation!
David is one of the best, honest, and respected traffic attorneys in Los Angeles. I can't express how appreciated our family is for his services.
Posted by Lillie | August 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lillie Spada Artist
David is an excellent professional. He takes the time to answer all my questions and ease my mind. I love working with him. He does his research and makes me feel at ease with his patient and gentle manner.
Posted by Remedios | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very trustworthy & dependable!
Very reliable, trusted and straight forward . Atty David gives us explanation & options to take and from our experience of hiring him does a very good job . All our cases are handled well , worth free & dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
on his game
david accepted my potential felony case on short notice and made it easy to provide him with the documentation he needed. within as little as 48 hours he had the case reduced to a traffic infraction with a small fine. no criminal case. can't ask for more than that. well unless his services were free . . . but really, this guy knows what he's doing and i can't say enough about his professionalism and experience. he gets it done.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
VERY GOOD LAWYER
David is on Top of his Job.Very Professional & Very good in communicating with things involving the case. I was very pleased with his work. I totally recommend David Dastrup.
Posted by Johnny | September 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful and Honest
We have used David many times now and he has always been honest and helpful as well as thorough in his work. We are grateful!
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2015
In a bind? David is your guy!
Based off of David's already excellent reviews I decided to give him a call regarding an outstanding warrant I had from an old case that I was not aware I had. David listened to me explain my reasoning and always made feel he was on my side & wanted to help me out of this matter. He is so honest even explained how I could take of the matter myself. Being I am a single mom of two & not sure what the judge would rule I hired David at his so reasonable pricing. He was in constant contact with me regarding my case, got me reasonable time to pay off my fees and get the warrant removed. Even know that my case is closed, David will still answer my calls and give legal advise. I highly & 100% recommend him.
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Posted by Angela | June 7, 2015
SAVE DAVID'S PHONE NUMBER!
On Friday I desperately needed the advice of an attorney because I have a suspended license due to two non-moving violations and the new procedures at the courts make it really difficult to a) understand what I can do to fix them b) to actually get it done. I am expecting a prospective job to review my driving record and I need to get it back out of suspension ASAP so that I can get the job. Naturally I thought I will need to hire a lawyer and throw some money at it. First of all, I contacted 3 attorneys and David is the only one who called me back. He spent a lot of time explaining to me what is going on and what my options are. He explained recent changes at the courts and what my options were. In my case, there was not a lot he could do because my tickets are old but he walked me through all the scenarios for getting done what I can do myself and how it will go. Some people never have to hire lawyers. Unfortunately for me I have had to hire them in my life for things other than traffic and I will tell you there are not a lot of attorneys that will spend 30 minutes on the phone with you if there is not a job for them in it. Speaking with him on the phone this long gave me insight into his professional acumen as a law professional but also as a professional I would trust in the future. :)
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can't thank enough! Highly recommend!!!
I can't thank Mr.Dastrup enough for the exceptional legal assistance he provided during a challenging time in my life. From our initial consultation to the final resolution of my case, Mr.Dastrup demonstrated unwavering support and professionalism. Throughout the entire legal process, Law Office of Mr. Dastrup provided clear and honest communication. They took the time to explain the complexities of my case and kept me informed at every step of the process. Mr.Dastrup and their team went above and beyond, and I am extremely grateful for their expertise and guidance. I highly recommend Mr.Dastrup to anyone seeking a skilled and compassionate criminal attorney. They are a true advocate for their clients' rights and well-being. Thank you, Mr.Dastrup, for your exceptional representation and for helping me navigate a difficult situation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed !!!
Ticket for alleged speeding above 100 mph Case Dismissed !!! Law Office of David Dastrup was fantastic and a joy to work with. Attorney David Dastrup responded to my first communication immediately, and then I worked with David throughout the duration of my issue until it was resolved in my favor - case dismissed. I could not be more impressed with the excellent results, sound legal advice, and diligent, professional service I received. Thank you so much for everything. 5 Stars
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Posted by Ari | November 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and excellent service
Attorney Dastrup is a really kind and helpful person. Thanks to his efforts, my ticket for alleged improper turns over double yellow lines and failure to keep to right side of the road was dismissed. He took a lot of time to understand my case and went over various details with me. He also regularly updated me on all his efforts regarding my case. I feel really thankful for all that he has done for me.
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Posted by Joe | November 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
Outstanding service. The week of my grandfathers funeral, I was in a daze and received multiple traffic violations. David's advice was honest and direct. I engaged him on the more serious of violations, and he was able to get my case dismissed. I would give his team 10 stars if I could. I would highly, highly recommend consulting with David and his team if you find yourself in need of counsel.
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Posted by Brett | October 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Services
Got my case dismissed. Spent time explaining the process and updated me every step of the way. Excellent service and friendly.
Posted by Philip | September 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
Case Dismissed!!! ticket for alleged speeding was dismissed. I am so grateful for the law office of David Dastrup. As a professional truck driver, I was concerned about the consequences of a conviction on my record however thanks to them no conviction and most importantly no fine, no points on my record etc. all without setting one foot in a courthouse which meant no time missed from work oh and no hike in my insurance. Their legal fees were definitely worth it!!! Their online portal is super convenient for correspondence/communication. Hopefully, I'm not leaving anything out because they deserve a thorough post as they did a wonderful job handling my case an absolutely wonderful experience.
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Posted by Alec | March 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A+
After calling a few a few lawyers for a consultation I decided to go with David Dastrup as he explained everything to me thoroughly and made me feel comfortable and like I understood the process without any sort of paywall. My date was continuously pushed due to Covid, but I was updated every step of the way. Ultimately I didn’t appear in court and the results were greatly in my favor. Would recommend to anyone.
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Posted by Scott | July 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Results & Fair Prices
David and his team are truly amazing. I got better than expected results for far less than I thought it would cost. The process was simple from beginning to end and they've got a very user friendly app that keeps you updated on your case status 24/7. I give Dastrup law my highest recommendation.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended.
Very professional, experienced and knowledgable. I was in an accident that resulted in a failure to yield violation. I found Mr. Dastrup's office online and contacted him. The consultation with him and his team were very helpful, even though my case kept getting delayed due to covid, Mr. Dastrup always kept me update with the situation, and eventually was able to get it dismissed successfully.
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Posted by Kate | March 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!!!
I chose David based on reviews for my traffic ticket. For the whole year David was following up on my case in court for a fixed fee that i paid when i hired him. He has a super convenient online system that allowed me to ask any kind of questions and see scheduled events and when it was necessary he called me on the phone. I highly recommend David as he will give you a layout of what to expect and will fight for you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of David Dastrup, DUI Criminal Traffic Defense
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • DUI Criminal Traffic Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney/Law Clerk
  • Michael Smith, Attorney at Law
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Glendale City Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Prosector Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Pepperdine University Straus Institute
  • Master of Dispute Resolution
  • 2010
  • California State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v [Suspended License Defendant]
  • DISMISSED, no consequences.
  • 8CP11507 People of California v P.G.
  • Dismissed Based on Defense Motion for Government Violation of Defendant's Constitutional Rights
  • State of California vs. B.H.
  • Dismissed, no jail, no fines, no DMV points.
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Associations

  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for California Nomination
  • 2016 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • 2016 - Present
  • North Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 Invitation
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Motorists Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Active Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI Seminar Participant
  • 2015 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Notable Achievements in Law
  • Who's Who In America
  • 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction Nominee
  • National Law Journal LOD Member Directory
  • 2019
  • "10 Best Attorneys" for California
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • DUI Seminar
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Trial Institute
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2016
  • A+ BBB Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 10 Best 2015 in Client Satisfaction Invitee
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40 Nominee
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • DUI Defense Seminar
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Drug Defense Seminar
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Highest Mark - Interviewing, Counseling, and Planning
  • Straus Institute
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Skills Institute
  • Cross Examination
  • 2016
  • Trial Institute
  • Closing Arguments
  • 2016
  • California Public Defenders Assoc. Trial Skills Institute
  • Criminal Defendant Interview
  • 2016
  • Trial Practice and Preparation
  • Motion In Limine
  • 2008
  • Moot Appellate Court
  • Criminal Procedure & Curtiladge
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (79)
Given (151)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dastrup's answers on Avvo are detailed, accurate, and customized to the needs of the person asking the question. These are qualities that any client would look for when hiring an attorney for DUI or any criminal defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an excellent attorney. His attention to detail and the care he gives his clients shows in his work and the results that follow. David is an experienced and skilled lawyer in and out of the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Friend
"David is a great person and attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Dastrup is an excellent attorney who provides very insightful advice for individuals here on Avvo. I highly recommend retaining Mr. Dastrup if you are facing any criminal defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Dastrup is an excellent defense attorney who advocates aggressively for his clients. His reputation throughout the local legal community is exemplary."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for any traffic related matters in California. Mr. Dastrup's comments on Avvo indicate high level knowledge in Vehicle and Traffic Law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is the master when it comes to negotiating criminal cases and traffic tickets. His clients give him rave reviews and fellow attorneys like myself turn to him for help on their own cases. If I got a traffic ticket myself David would be my guy."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney David Milton Dastrup is the complete advocate. If facing criminal, traffic, or DUI charges contact Mr. Dastrup. You will be glad you did."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dastrup's legal reputation precedes him. I endorse this attorney."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent criminal defense attorney, I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dastrup is the go to lawyer for anyone looking for a very experienced and knowledgeable Traffic lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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