Charges involving driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two can result in very serious consequences. The severity of the consequences is dependent upon whether you have prior DUI convictions, whether enhancements are applied, and whether any injuries were involved.
Because these cases can be very complex, it is imperative that you retain an attorney who is thoroughly familiar the scientific and medical evidence applicable to such cases. Your attorney should also be very knowledgeable about all possible defenses which may apply to the particular facts of your case.
Possible defenses to DUI charges include the following:
- There was no probable cause to arrest;
- The preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) device was not in proper working order;
- The PAS test used was not properly administered;
- The operator of the PAS was incompetent and unqualified; and
- The chemical testing (breath, blood, or urine) was faulty.
Of course, there are many more possible defenses, depending on the facts of your case. Our attorneys aggressively fight DUI charges by obtaining dismissals, reduction of the charges, or by taking the case to trial. Before any case proceeds to trial, we file and argue all applicable motions to ensure your constitutional rights are protected.
You may also wish to obtain an attorney to appear for you at your DMV Administrative Hearing. Our attorneys have extensive experience in this area However, a hearing must be requested within 10 days of your arrest, or your right to such hearing will be waived.
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DISCLAIMER: The Law Office of Katherine E. Lothrop specializes in criminal defense matters, while vigorously defending clients throughout Northern California to include the following counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Solano and San Joaquin. This firm does not make any claims, promises or guarantees as to the information provided herein, as applied to the specific facts and circumstances of each individual case. The information provided throughout this website contains general information only, and should not be construed as a substitute for individualized advice from competent legal counsel.
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