DUI Attorneys in Sacramento County
A driving under the influence (DUI) case is different from other types of criminal cases. When an individual is charged with a DUI, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) conducts its own administrative hearings independently of the criminal case. With these, police can submit their reports about a DUI case without actually providing testimonies. They are conducted by DMV employees, not judges, and have a different set of “rules” that must be met for penalties to be imposed.
As your criminal defense lawyer, I am committed to defending your case against the criminal charge as well as the administrative penalties you face.
What Constitutes A DUI?
In California and the rest of the United States, it is illegal to drive when your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08 percent or higher. Your BAC can be measured with a breath test, a blood test, or a urine test. Usually, an electronic Breathalyzer is used to gauge drivers’ BACs. Refusing to comply with an officer’s request for a breath sample will result in an automatic one-year driver’s license suspension.
Penalties For A DUI Conviction In California
- Driver’s license suspension;
- Jail time; and
How I Handle DUI Cases
- Did the arresting officer have probable cause to pull the client over?
- Was my client lawfully arrested? and
- Is there actually valid proof that his or her BAC was 0.08 percent or higher while he or she was driving? Breathalyzer results can be inaccurate, and when time elapses between when a driver had control of a vehicle and when he or she provided a sample, his or her BAC can rise as the alcohol is absorbed into his or her bloodstream.
CONTACT THE LAW OFFICE OF STEVE WHITWORTH TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION TODAY
If you are facing a DUI charge, start working on your defense strategy now by contacting the Law Office of Steve Whitworth to schedule your free criminal defense consultation. During your consolation, we will go over all the details of your case to determine the most effective course of action for you.
What Sets us Apart?
We bring a unique blend of compassion, dedication, and aggressive advocacy to ensure that our clients are not just represented, but genuinely cared for.