Will A Lawyer Help Me Eliminate A Ca DUI Charge?
California DUI is one of the most difficult crimes for a lawyer to defend, because of the complexities of criminal DUI laws, issues on blood-alcohol, and
separate California DMV administrative hearings.
You need to understand that the court or the authorities rely heavily on your breath to determine your innocence and or guilt. Your DUI lawyer needs to
be well experienced with the DUI process, and DUI law to defend your California drunk driving charges. This is the first thing to do.
If you were stopped for suspicion of DUI, you need to be as polite and respectful as possible to the officer. However, you need to be firm in declining to
take the tests. You are not required by law to take the DUI field sobriety tests. Even if the officer asked you to take the handheld breath test, you
should decline it politely by reminding them of the California DUI law.
If you are already arrested, or someone is, it is difficult to locate him in custody. To find him, ensure that the complete name and date of birth are
available. Obtaining the driver's booking number will also be helpful.
There are cases in which the arrested driver is released on their own recognizance; there are others who are required to post bail. Locating a bail bond
provider is the next step to do. If you want to redeem your driver's license from custody, you need also to pay the bail. Usually, the authorities require
10% of the driver's bail amount to secure his or her release.
California DUI cases are dual-faceted. The driver faces DMV DUI case, and a criminal court case. The driver facing California drunk driving charges
has 10 days after the arrest, to request for a DMV DUI hearing otherwise, he will lose his driving privileges. Failure on your part to request a hearing
will prompt the DMV to process the suspension on your driver's license.
You will have your arraignment in court before the DMV hearing. It is at this time when you will enter your plea, guilty or not. Despite the fact that
facing a jury tri