Attorney Kenneth M. Hallum


Attorney Kenneth M. Hallum is a criminal defense lawyer, admitted to the California State Bar Association in 2004.  As a private defense attorney, he has also served as a conflict public defender, and court appointed criminal defense attorney.

In 2021, Ken introduced bankruptcy representation in response to the needs of so many from the disastrous economic climate brought about by the pandemic and COVID-19.

Working with Ken greatly increases your chances of winning your Santa Barbara traffic ticket case, receiving no fine, no points, suspension or insurance penalties, and offers representation for all traffic violations.

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Ken relies on his experience as a 22 year veteran of the police force and his service on a DUI enforcement unit to create a unique understanding of both sides of the law. Admitted to the California State Bar Association in 2004, he soon opened his law practice and settled into Santa Barbara.

Ken has two young sons, Carter and Tanner and is an active member of the Santa Barbara youth sports community.  Ken’s law practice focuses on all aspects of traffic law and DUI, from underage DUI and field sobriety tests to major DUI infractions.

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A Santa Barbara or Solvang traffic ticket can make your insurance rates go up substantially, and additionally you could even lose your license with enough DMV points on your record.

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02. DUI

Don’t take chances with your future, if you have been charged with drunk driving, your first action should be to contact a qualified DUI/Drunk Driving Attorney in the Santa Barbara area to represent you against these charges.

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The Bankruptcy Attorney You Want On Your Side – CALL (805) 564-3101 TO SPEAK WITH KENNETH M. HALLUM, ESQ.

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When arrested for DUI in California, your license is automatically suspended. However, you will receive a pink “Suspension Order and Temporary License” which allows you temporary driving privileges for 30 days.

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So you got a ticket…

Attorney Kenneth M. Hallum increases your chances of winning your Santa Barbara traffic case, receiving no fine, no points, suspension or insurance penalties, and offers representation for all basic traffic violations in Santa Barbara County.

Cell Phone Tickets

Cell phone tickets are a very common ticket in California, and thus we have fought and won hundreds of these tickets. Fines for these tickets start at $148 for the first offense, and jump up to $256 for each subsequent offense! Cell phone tickets will appear on your driving record with the DMV and will also be reported to your insurance carrier. Read More.

Hit and Run

Generally speaking, a hit and run is defined as being involved in a car accident (either with a pedestrian, another car, or a fixed object) and then leaving the scene without stopping to identify yourself or render aid to anyone who might need assistance. Read more.

Speeding Tickets

At one time or another almost everyone who has ever been pulled over has tried to get out of a speeding ticket. They try to talk the officer out of the ticket there at the scene or by going to court and hoping to get it dismissed. Getting a ticket dismissed is not as common as it could be if people knew how to properly go about getting out of a speeding ticket. Read more.

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  • 5 star ratingI'm forever grateful. He is very knowledgeable of the local court system & following his every recommendation got me off of what would have been my first ticket (not seeing a stopped school bus). Do not hesitate to fight your ticket, he's definitely got your back. Thank you for keeping my record clean!

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  • 5 star ratingKen was very helpful when I worked with him. I was stressed about the paperwork and time commitment that was going to be required from what I needed help with, but Ken's communication and work style put me at ease from our first meeting. Highly recommend his services!

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  • 5 star ratingEveryone who gets accused of a crime says they are innocent. So, I was innocent of my accused crime, which was the maximum speeding ticket in California(in addition to the officer ticketing me for tint and other minor infractions.) Admittedly my car really helps me to look like a giant tool, it's a new black Subaru WRX that has dark... read more

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  • 5 star ratingMr. Hallum was able to review my IVC23111 citation, and recommended that we do a Trial by Written Declaration. Mr. Hallum was able to get my bail amount waived, and I received a verdict of "Not Guilty" regarding my citation. He was extremely professional, helpful, and optimistic regarding my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Hallum to anybody with a... read more

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