Why a DUI is Worth Fighting
June 30, 2022
Under California DUI laws, motorists are prohibited from driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of at least 0.08%. A defendant convicted of DUI may face several penalties, including hefty fines, lengthy imprisonment, license suspension or revocation, and other devastating, life-changing consequences.
Thankfully, you can preserve your driving privileges and avoid any of these serious penalties and long-term consequences by fighting your DUI charges. If you're facing drunk driving allegations that you intend to fight, it is paramount that you retain a highly-skilled and aggressive California criminal defense attorney immediately to help strategize your defense.
Attorney Ryan Roth is committed to providing effective legal guidance and comprehensive representation to clients in their DUI cases. Using his extensive knowledge, he can fight vigorously to defend your legal rights, protect your driving privileges, and keep your record as clean as possible. The firm proudly represents clients in Stockton, Modesto, Manteca, Merced, and throughout California.
Possible Penalties for a DUI in California
According to California DUI law – California Vehicle Code Section 23152 – it is unlawful for a person to drive a vehicle:
When under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drugs.
With a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more.
Unfortunately, the punishments for a California DUI conviction can be devastating. Depending the surrounding circumstances, a drunk driving conviction could result in any of the following penalties and consequences:
Imprisonment (ranging from several months or years)
A criminal record/history
Increased auto insurance rates
Loss of your rights to carry, possess or own firearms
Ineligibility to obtain certain financial loans
Driver's license suspension or revocation
Deterioration of professional relationships
Increased difficulty in securing employment or housing
Increased difficulty in getting public benefits or government assistance
Loss of scholarships or university acceptance
If you or someone you know has recently been arrested and charged with driving while under the influence, you must hire a highly-skilled California DUI defense attorney immediately. Your lawyer can enlighten you about the severity of your DUI charges and outline a strong defense strategy to help fight your drunk driving allegations.
Possible Defense Strategy
Here are some possible defenses that may be used to fight your drunk driving charges in California:
Unlawful stop or procedures
The officer lacked probable cause to stop the driver.
No evidence that the defendant was in actual physical control of the vehicle.
The field sobriety test was incorrectly administered.
The breath test device or Breathalyzer was improperly calibrated.
Breath or blood test results were incorrect.
Falsely high BAC results due to medical conditions.
Miranda violations or improper interrogation.
You weren't intoxicated, or your driving wasn't impaired.
The blood test was mishandled in the chain of custody.
Violations of the rules of evidence and procedure
The arresting officer violated the offender's civil rights.
A knowledgeable attorney can review all of the facts of your case, conduct a comprehensive investigation, and determine the best defenses to help you avoid the far-reaching implications of a criminal conviction.
It's Worth it to Fight a DUI Charge
A DUI conviction in California could possibly jeopardize your quality of life, personal reputation, liberty, driving privileges, eligibility for public benefits, and professional and other future opportunities. Also, you may lose your driver’s license, be subject to increased insurance premiums, or face difficulties in securing housing and future employment. Therefore, when arrested for drunk driving, retaining a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney is crucial to help build your defense and ensure that you do not end up in the worst possible situation.
At Roth Legal, A Professional Law Corporation, Attorney Ryan Roth has devoted his career to handling criminal cases and defending individuals wrongfully accused of driving under the influence. As your legal counsel, he will evaluate and investigate every last detail of your case thoroughly and outline an effective defense strategy to help fight your DUI charges.
Using his in-depth legal understanding, Attorney Ryan Roth will help you navigate the California criminal justice system and represent you in every phase of the legal process. He will attempt to preserve your driving record, help dispute the allegations against you with substantial evidence, and improve your chances of getting the most favorable outcome in your case.
Don't Risk Your Future. Call Now.
Fighting your DUI accusations is definitely worthwhile and can help protect your driving privileges and future opportunities. Contact Roth Legal, A Professional Law Corporation, to schedule a simple case assessment with a skilled DUI defense lawyer. Attorney Ryan Roth can offer you the highly-personalized legal guidance and reliable representation you need in your drunk driving case. The firm proudly represents clients in Stockton, Modesto, Manteca, Merced, and throughout California.