Aggressively Fighting Your DUI Charge
An arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can lead to license suspension, fines and jail time. San Joaquin Family Law knows that a conviction can have a devastating effect on you.
We harness our legal and law enforcement experience in providing you with a solid defense aimed at the best possible result. Our lawyers can question whether a blood alcohol test was properly administered and read. We also understand the difference between a proper stop and one that might not withstand legal scrutiny. Gathering and evaluating evidence are crucial to your case, so if you’ve been charged with DUI it is vital to contact our qualified attorneys immediately.
Answers To Questions About Your DUI Case
Most people know someone who has been arrested for driving under the influence or are at least familiar with some of the terms. However, few understand the specifics of California law concerning DUI. San Joaquin Family Law can explain these terms and how they apply to your situation such as:
- Blood alcohol content — California drivers are considered to be under the influence of alcohol if their blood alcohol content is 0.08 or greater. Any amount of alcohol in a driver on probation for a prior DUI is a statutory violation. In many cases, however, these tests are incorrect, so we can challenge them.
- Refusal to take a Breathalyzer test — Under the doctrine of implied consent, motorists in California must take a Breathalyzer test when requested by law enforcement. A first offense for refusing to do so carries a one-year suspension of your license.
- Drug use — It is illegal for anyone to drive while under the influence of a controlled substance or to combine a drug with alcohol while operating a vehicle.
In California, even a first DUI conviction where no injury occurred requires a jail stay of at least four days. After that, the sentence increases to 90 days. In cases where serious injury or death resulted, felony charges can be brought with much longer sentences.
Our attorneys are skilled at finding holes in the prosecution’s cases that can help you avoid a life-altering punishment. In some instances for first-time offenders and accidents without injury, we can argue for a reduction in charges.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
San Joaquin Family Law defends those accused of driving under the influence and related charges in Stockton and throughout San Joaquin County. Call 209-478-2700 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.