A civil compromise is a method that perhaps allows those who are accused of a crime to dismiss their cases. The crimes most often compromised are theft and assault. Please note that prosecutors do not always need to accept a compromise. In addition, criminal defense lawyers sometimes use certain strategies to ensure one. Only experienced and knowledgeable Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys, such as those at Hoffman & Associates, understand when and how civil compromises can be used. We have over 30 years of courtroom experience in California and are happy to explain civil trade-offs in more detail during a consultation interview. If you or someone you know is facing a criminal complaint for a misdemeanor, contact us today and let our advocates fight for your rights. Many believe that driving under the influence (DUI) according to vehicle code 23152(a) is a crime that often uses civil compromises. .