What Happens After a DUI Arrest
Under California law, there are essentially two different cases that will be brought against you as a result of a DUI arrest. The first is a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) administrative hearing to determine whether your driver’s license will be suspended or revoked. In most cases, if a DMV hearing is not requested within 10 days of your arrest, you will automatically lose your license. The second is the criminal case against you. This can result in the imposition of significant fines, jail time, license suspension, attendance at alcohol education classes, community service, impounding of your car, or the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. Prompt action is required to protect your rights, and given that a great deal is at stake, it is important to hire an experienced Auburn DUI defense attorney to help you obtain a favorable outcome from these proceedings.
Defending Against a DUI Charge
Unfortunately, breathalyzer tests and blood tests are not always accurate. The same holds true for standardized field sobriety tests. In order to provide you with the best defense, we will challenge evidence presented at the DMV administrative hearing and in court. Improper testing procedures, certain health conditions, and errors on the part of the arresting officer can produce inaccurate results. We challenge the initial traffic stop to help ensure that the officer had the necessary probable cause to make the stop in the first place. If there was an extended period of time between when you were driving and when the blood alcohol testing was done, other defenses might exist – including a rising blood alcohol level due to absorption of alcohol after the stop. Our strategy is to make the prosecution prove every element of their case against you, and to seek a dismissal of the charges against you if an error has been made or there is insufficient evidence to support a conviction. DUI defense is a very complex area of the law, and this is the time that you should have the benefit of a competent DUI attorney in Auburn, CA as legal representation.
Let our Rocklin DUI Defense Attorneys Help You
You may have just experienced the single most stressful event in your life – being arrested. You likely have many questions about what will happen, what penalties may be imposed, and what steps should be taken to ensure that you are treated fairly. We have one simple objective – to provide a superior level of legal expertise while treating you with the courtesy and respect you deserve. We will answer your questions, discuss your options with you, and advise you of the best legal action to take to meet your goals and desires concerning the outcome of your case. Our goal is to help you keep your driving privileges. For a free consultation to discuss your case with one of our Roseville DUI defense lawyers, please contact our office today.
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