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Orange County's Leader In DUI Defense

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DUI Defense Lawyer

 

Orange County DUI Defense Strategies

 

When you are pulled over for a DUI, you arenít just dealing with a law enforcement officer; you are battling against possible jail time, suspended driving privileges, loss of your reputation, and the possible loss of your job.† Itís a serious issue that requires an experienced California DUI defense team.† Our Orange County DUI Lawyers focus strictly on criminal defense cases and are dedicated to preserving your freedom and reputation.

 

On your behalf, we will explore every possible angle that may help your case. We will start by challenging the legality of the stop itself, then focus on refuting the probable cause that led to your arrest, including the Blood Alcohol Content reading and/or blood test results. If we can prove that your stop was illegal or unconstitutional, your case could result in a dismissal.

 

To determine the legality, our Orange County DUI defense team will look at whether the officer acted in a discriminatory manner or under an unfair pretext when you were stopped. This also plays into probable cause. Probable cause means that the officer must have an objectively reasonable suspicion that the individual in question (in this case, someone who is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) is committing the crime in question when stopped. We will review all the facts and even question the officer on the stand if necessary to help develop the proper California DUI defense.

 

Furthermore, BAC readings can be faulty for a variety of reasons. The device could be calibrated incorrectly. A positive reading may also be the result of over the counter medications or mouthwashes. Because of the rate alcohol absorbs into the body, itís also quite possible that when somebody is pulled over they might not be over the limit, but by the time the test is administered they might exceed the limit. We explore these basic issues, alongside more complex BAC issues that could help prove your innocence.

 

Our work doesnít end there. In Orange County DUI defense attorneys from our team will also challenge the identity of the driver, the legality of DUI checkpoints, and the reliability of field sobriety tests. Challenging the identity of the driver is especially important in cases that involve an accident. Officers usually arrive on the scene after the accident. If one person in the party is sober, how can they be sure that person was not the one driving? This is where a strong California DUI defense lawyer from our team can help.

 

†DUI checkpoints have also come under fire in recent years with many people challenging the validity and legality of such a stop. In 1985, the California Supreme Court held that such stops were constitutional ONLY if executed properly. Our Orange County DUI Lawyers will examine how the particular checkpoint in question was operated to see if it met the terms of a legal stop.

 

†Finally, field sobriety tests are commonly used to help police officers determine whether an arrest is needed. However, they have fallen out of favor because the three parts of the test offer an error rate of 47 percent. If this test is used, our Orange County DUI Lawyers will closely examine the results and any video evidence that is available. We strive to downgrade the reliability of these tests.

 

†If these strategies do not result in a complete dismissal of your charges, our Orange County DUI Attorneys can still help. We will work to negotiate a lesser sentence and help clear your record through expungement. When you are faced with the fallout of a DUI, itís clear you have options to fight back. However, it takes a qualified Orange County DUI Lawyer to steer you in the right direction. We can help. Call us today for more information and to set up a consultation.

 

Orange County DUI Lawyer

 

If you have been arrested for DUI in Orange County, obtaining a qualified attorney is the most important decision you can make.† A DUI Attorney can protect your rights, inform you of your legal options, investigate the conditions of your arrest, and question law enforcement and witnesses.† A skilled attorney can also provide the resources and aggressive defense you will need to successfully fight your DUI charges.

 

We invite you to contact us today for a free consultation about your DUI case.† We will even contact the DMV to protect your license absolutely free, whether you retain our firm or not.

 

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