The DUI Process in San Diego
Experienced San Diego DUI Attorneys
In the state of California, a
driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense. There are heavy penalties brought against
those who are caught drinking and driving. You could be facing jail time,
fines, community service, probation, educational classes, loss of your
license and a permanent criminal record. It is extremely important that
you immediately contact a highly skilled
San Diego criminal lawyer if charged with DUI.
The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC has helped countless clients that were charged with DUIs. It may be possible
to get your charged dropped or your penalties severely minimized.
Sobriety Testing Overview
If you are pulled over for driving erratically, speeding, or driving recklessly,
an officer may administer "field sobriety tests." These tests are done to test the intoxication level of the individual,
but they are not infallible. In fact, the best of the tests, per the National
Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the best of the tests is
only 77% accurate when properly administered.
You may be asked to take a Breathalyzer test. If your BAC (blood alcohol
content) is .08 percent or above, you will be arrested and taken to jail
for a DUI. You may always choose to refuse the Breathalyzer or blood test,
however, this can create serious legal problems and your license will
be suspended and you will face further penalties.
Make sure your rights are protected!
Your attorney must request a
DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest in order to fight to save your license. The criminal charge of a DUI is
a separate procedure to the DMV hearing, which is an administrative process
and focuses solely on the status of your license. If you do not have a
DMV hearing, your license will automatically go into suspension. A highly
experienced DUI lawyer from our firm may be able to retain your driving
privileges. If you go into a DMV hearing unprepared and without legal
representation, they are not likely to grant you any driving privileges.
Separately, you will also be facing your DUI as a criminal charge in court.
With a highly skilled attorney to defend you on all fronts, you may be
able to emerge the case unscathed or at the very least with a minimum
of damage. Please call The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC today
so that we can review your case.
Contact a DUI defense attorney from our firm today if you have been arrested for drunk driving.