DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI) OF ALCOHOL VEHICLE CODE 23152(A), 23152(B).
At Chico Criminal Defense Lawyer we understand the shame, embarrassment, and stress that follows a DUI arrest. You can relax knowing that a capable, trial tested DUI lawyer will be your advocate through the entire process.
In the Chico area DUI/DWI enforcement is aggressive and you can be charged with DUI if you drive with any drug or alcohol in your system. In recent years, efforts to curb impaired driving has been a focus point of law enforcement and you can be arrested even if you do not feel impaired. If you plead "guilty" or "no contest" to a DUI, then you will lose your license through the DMV and the Court will likely impose jail time, probation, fines, and a DUI education program ranging from 3 to 30 months.
WARNING: IF YOU ARE ARRESTED FOR AN ALCOHOL DUI AND YOU FAIL TO CALL DMV WITHIN 10 CALENDAR DAYS OF YOUR ARREST, THE DMV WILL AUTOMATICALLY SUSPEND YOUR PRIVILEGE TO DRIVE FOR 6 MONTHS, 2, 3, OR 4 YEARS.
If you are arrested for a DUI the first thing you need to know is that Court and DMV are two separate entities. The DMV generally takes your license while Court controls probation, jail time, fines, fees and alcohol courses. The DMV cannot put you in jail but can take your license for a very long time depending on the nature of the offense.
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV) AND DUI
I can explain these suspension periods and also explain the restricted license process. A competent DUI defense lawyer can contest the proposed suspensions with scientific evidence. The accuracy of the breath reading is susceptible to several challenges; including maintenance of the machine, proper accuracy checks, and margin of error evidence.
If you chose to give a blood test, your blood can be retested for sufficient preservatives to prevent fermentation. The blood must be drawn in a medically approved manner and must be preserved for you to re-test.
I strive to investigate all beneficial facts of your case. If you have a borderline case then it is imperative that your DUI lawyer investigate the breath machine and determine if accuracy checks were performed according to state law and the manual provided by the manufacturer of the breath machine.
CALL TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR DUI CASE: (530) 342-7755