Being arrested for DUI can have a serious impact on both your personal and professional life. The penalties for DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) should not be taken lightly. If you have been arrested for DUI your first step should be contacting an experienced DUI defense attorney. A DUI defense attorney can make you aware of the defenses available to you and the most common ways to fight a DUI or DWI charge.
Arrested for DUI: Common DUI Defenses
Defenses available to those arrested for DUI vary depending on where the arrest took place. At trial, the prosecution will work to prove that the defendant was in control of the vehicle while under the influence, which means the person’s ability to safely operate the vehicle was affected by drinking, using drugs (prescription or illegal), or both.
An experienced DUI defense attorney will work to prove these facts are inaccurate. DUI breath testing is not without its flaws, testing and procedural errors can lead to a false arrest and conviction, even if you are innocent. Fighting a DUI case is not impossible; however, it requires the skills of an experienced DUI attorney.
Penalties for those arrested for DUI can include fines, fees and license revocation, meaning you will not be legally allowed to operate a vehicle. As laws become stricter in an effort to crack down on drunk driving offenses, the penalties have become increasingly severe. A conviction for a drunk driving offense will result in a criminal record and, as mentioned, can carry significant fines as well as jail time or probation.
What can a DUI defense attorney do?
If you have been arrested for DUI the best way to understand your rights and the defenses that may be available to you is to consult with an attorney who practices drunk driving defense law. At The Law Office of Gregory W. Fox we specialize in drunk driving defense and know how to defend you against charges, how to challenge any breath, blood, or chemical tests, how to dispute the validity of the original DUI traffic stop, and how to protect your license with the DMV (California Administrative Per Se).
If you have been arrested for DUI and would like to confidentially discuss the details of your case, please contact us today at (559) 222-5800. In most instances an appointment can be scheduled for the same day.