A drunk driving charge is one of the most common criminal charges. While the crime is widespread, the penalties can be very severe and include jail time and monetary fines. As a result, if you have been charged with drunk driving, you must work with one of our experienced attorneys.
We have a team of specialists and highly experienced drunk driving and drug driving lawyers across southern California that will investigate all elements of your alleged drink driving offense and build your defense.
If you are prosecuted for a drunk driving offense, you need expert legal advice and representation, we are experts in this field and want you to have the best chance of contesting the charges.
At California Law Centers, we look at every aspect of the charges, from the initial roadside stop through to the charging decision. Our team will work with you from the beginning of your case to the end.
There is a lawful procedure for stopping a vehicle, arrest, and taking evidential specimens of either breath, blood, or urine. If a police officer fails to follow these procedures correctly, then this can lead to your case being dismissed.
Understanding a DUI Charge
Generally, you can be charged with drunk driving if your blood alcohol level is above 0.08 percent or if your driving is otherwise impaired by alcohol use. This means that you can be charged with a crime regardless of how many drinks you've had, so long as your driving is impaired. You only have ten days to contact DMV to request a hearing. Protect your driver's license.
Defending a DUI Charge With Our Experienced DUI Attorneys
Just because you have been charged with the crime, this does not mean you are guilty. There are many ways to defend you.
- Breath alcohol test: A Breathalyzer test is not fail-safe. These devices are notoriously finicky, and your San Diego DUI lawyer can help argue that the device was not correctly calibrated or improperly administered.
- Field sobriety test: These tests must be used consistently following strict guidelines. Also, some of these tests may be inappropriate for the elderly or those who suffer from a medical condition.
- Probable cause: As with any crime, law enforcement needs probable cause to make an arrest. If you believe your arrest was discriminatory or lacking such purpose, you will want to talk to a San Diego DUI lawyer.
- Evidence: There may be problems with the evidence used against you. An officer's testimony may be inaccurate. Blood tests may not have followed the proper chain of custody.
Contact Our DUI Hot Line at 888-368-2384
Drunk driving is a serious crime in California. As a result, if you have been charged with the crime, you will want to work with an experienced San Diego DUI attorney in San Diego, an experienced San Bernardino DUI attorney in San Bernadino, an experienced Riverside DUI attorney in Riverside County, an experienced DUI attorney in Orange County, an experienced DUI attorney in Los Angeles County by dialing 888-368-2384.
We can help you review the charges you face, factual circumstances of the arrest, and explain to you your options and defenses. Call for a free consultation 888-368-2384.