Being represented by an experienced DUI defense attorney can pay large dividends. Your ability to keep your license and obtain early evidence are in play. We may be able to challenge the initial stop, the tests you submitted to, and other aspects of your case. In many cases it's possible to negotiate a lesser charge.
It is not difficult for an officer to arrest you for Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.). All it takes is for the officer to use his or her personal opinion, based on observing you, to establish "probable cause" that your normal faculties are impaired while in physical control of a motor vehicle.
Once stopped and "reasonable suspicion" is established, you may be asked to "perform" the Field Sobriety Exercises, which can help or harm your chances in beating this common charge.
Once arrested, you will be subjected to a request for a breath, urine, or blood test. There are penalties for refusing, and in some cases a blood draw can be forced upon you.
Regardless of your actual state of sobriety, you will then be held for a minimum of 8 hours in the county jail. And that's just for starters.
If you decide it advantageous to take the case to trial, where a jury can make the determination as to the alleged impairment of your normal faculties, then an experienced DUI trial lawyer will be invaluable.
The Mosca Law Firm, P.A. has specialized training and experience dealing with DUI cases. Call today for a free consultation and case review.