You should expect to be charged with a DUI and for the DUI to try and suspend your license. You should have an attorney review your case and help defend you, both in court and at the DMV. This is a very serious case with life long implications.
This sounds like a “cut and paste” cop. Your case can be fought but it is too hard to tell what your chances would be without doing a full investigation. I will tell you this, you odds of beating the DMV and DUI in court are much better with a skilled DUI attorney then doing it on your own.
Maybe. But maybe a "wet" is a poor deal. Maybe you will make things worse. It is best to have a professional handle the case with you. Work with an attorney to get the best possible result. And don't forget about the DMV!
Every DUI case is unique and your case is no exception. You must have the particular facts of you case reviewed by an experienced DUI attorney. There are several good defensed that come up in your description. You and your attorney need to explore a necessity defense as well as analyze if the prosecution will ever be able to prove impairment from alcohol or drugs. Being injured as you were will make it almost impossible to prove impairment from alcohol or drugs. Ultimately if the case were...
Find a good lawyer to help you. Look to the California DUI Lawyers Association for help. You may or may not have been over the legal limit at the time of driving and you may or may not have been impaired. Get help!
Prayer. What you already know is this is a borderline case and you need a skilled DUI attorney to help you. Just asking the question shows that you know better than to try and do this yourself. Doctors don’t practice on themselves, lawyers don’t handle their own cases, and you should not try and do this without an attorney.
Attorney Slaten is right. This is a very big issue and needs to be used to your advantage. You should find an experienced attorney who handles DUI cases in LA. Talk to a few attorneys and choose the one that you like best.
One year from the date of suspension. Not the date of arrest or the court conviction. It is when the DMV imposed the hard suspension, maybe 30 days after the arrest. However, evening winning at trial will not, in itself, overturn the DMV. Best to talk to your lawyer about this.