DUI Tests & Your Rights
July 27, 2022
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in California. That is why it is critical to understand your rights when stopped on suspicion of DUI or arrested by law enforcement for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI, consider contacting a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Attorney Ryan Roth offers compassionate and fearless representation for clients facing DUI and other charges throughout the state of California.
Roth Legal, A Professional Law Corporation serves clients in and around Modesto, California, as well as Merced, Stockton, Manteca, and throughout the state.
Your Rights When Stopped for DUI
You probably wonder, “So, what are my rights when being pulled over for a DUI?” Some of the fundamental rights that you should be aware of when stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence are your:
DUI Tests in California and Your Rights
When being pulled over for suspicion of DUI, you need to understand the implied consent law in California. Implied consent means that you must submit to a breath or blood test when you are arrested for driving under the influence. Motorists in California give their “implied consent” to take chemical testing when they are issued their driver’s licenses.
However, the implied consent law does not apply to field sobriety tests in California. In fact, field sobriety tests are highly inaccurate and subjective, which is why drivers facing DUI charges are often able to challenge the results of the sobriety tests to avoid a conviction.
What are the consequences of refusing a DUI test in California? That depends on whether you refuse a field sobriety test or chemical test:
Don’t Face a DUI Arrest Alone
If you are facing DUI charges or are asked to submit to DUI tests, consider contacting an attorney to learn about your rights. Being pulled over or arrested for DUI can be a stressful experience. Roth Legal, A Professional Law Corporation is dedicated to helping those who face criminal charges for driving under the influence in Modesto, California, and elsewhere in the state. Get a case evaluation to learn more about rights today.