Are You Prepared To Fight California Drunk Driving Law Accusations?
California DUI laws are extremely strict, reflecting the state’s aggressive approach to public health and safety. With penalties of up to ten years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines, you cannot afford to face your DUI allegations without an attorney by your side. Simply put: Your rights are at stake and an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer can mean the difference between incarceration and freedom.
We have been defending clients accused of DUI for more than three decades. Our courtroom advocacy and in-depth knowledge of the law gives you an advantage. You do not have to face the prosecutor’s office alone. If you are facing a DUI charge in the San Jose area, contact Jachimowicz Law Group at 408-246-5500.
Protecting Your Rights After DUI Allegations
If you have been arrested for DUI in San Jose or anywhere in Silicon Valley, you may wonder, “Why do I need an attorney to handle a simple DUI? Won’t I be convicted regardless?” But, a DUI defense lawyer may be able to get your charges reduced or dropped. Furthermore, if keeping your driver’s license is important to you, an attorney is vital. Finally, a DUI defense attorney may be able to help you get your charges expunged from your record. This may protect your career and reputation.
At the San Jose criminal defense law firm of Jachimowicz Law Group, our attorneys work to minimize the consequences of drunk driving charges. Several of our attorneys have over 30 years of experience with California DUI laws and defense. Whether you are facing a first-time simple DUI offense or a felony or repeated drunk driving charge, we are on your side against aggressive police and prosecutors. We also represent people accused of driving under the influence of drugs including prescription drugs.
Additionally, we represent clients who are underage, who are arrested with suspended licenses or who have allegedly caused serious property damage, injuries, and even death. If you are underage and are convicted of DUI, you may lose your license for one year. If you were involved in a DUI accident, you face even greater penalties and liabilities. Our firm can help in even the most complex and challenging cases.
With our defense attorneys on your side, you will typically not have to go to court at all. This is especially important for out-of-state drivers whose lives may be made particularly difficult after a DUI arrest in California. And if you have received an out-of-state DUI, we can defend your driving privileges and help you avoid return trips to California to handle the charges.
DUI Defense Strategies In California
Our attorneys challenge the evidence against you. Using expert testimony, police reports, witness statements and other independent investigation techniques, we will explore every option to defend you against DUI charges. Some of our defense strategies may involve:
Questioning the result of tests: Blood alcohol tests and field sobriety tests are typically used to measure a driver’s level of intoxication and often provide the basis for an arrest and charge. The test may have been improperly administered or the Breathalyzer machine may be wrongly calibrated. Not all officers are properly trained on the equipment they are using. Even experienced officers make errors in testing and preservation of evidence. We will seek to identify these errors.
Challenging the reason for the initial stop: Were you driving? Was the stop legal? Were you home when officers came to the door? Were you parked? In California, the prosecution must prove that a DUI defendant was driving. If you were driving, did the police have good cause to stop you?
Our DUI law attorneys will aggressively assert your rights in the criminal phase of your case as well as during the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing. We will take every legal step necessary to protect your driving privileges and keep you out of jail. We will also explain your options for alternative sentencing and record expungement.
Schedule A Free Appointment At Our Office
Let us explain available alternative sentencing options, including alcohol recovery programs, that can help you stay out of jail, even in serious cases, protect your license and preserve your liberties. If you were convicted of a DUI in the past and it is hurting your job search, contact us. We may be able to help you pursue an expungement.
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