With the holidays fast approaching, people also need to be aware of the
increase in the number of DUI checkpoints in the San Diego area. The weekends
before Christmas Day and New Year's Day will both see checkpoints
throughout the area. If you are going to be going to holiday parties this
month, it is best to plan ahead and avoid a needless arrest. By ordering
a taxi or having a designated driver, you could avoid the hassle and stress
of a DUI charge.
Click here to see a full list of DUI checkpoints this holiday season.
Throughout the U.S., it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content
of 0.08% or above. If you are seen to be swerving or driving erratically,
the law enforcement officer will have the right to ask you to pull over.
By administering a breathalyzer test, they could be able to determine
whether or not you are above the legal limit for drinking and driving.
They could also request a blood test in order to determine the exact levels
of alcohol in the system. The last way to determine if someone is under
the influence of alcohol is by administering a field sobriety test.
What should you do if you were arrested for DUI? First of all, you need
to remember that your case is not hopeless. Just because you were arrested,
does not mean you are guilty. Breath tests, blood tests, and field sobriety
tests are not 100% accurate. We understand the science and procedures
behind these types of cases and so can better challenge the results they
produce. Please, contact a San Diego criminal defense lawyer from our
office as soon as possible if you were accused of DUI. Learn how our team
could fight for you and call today!