All checkpoint cases in San Francisco should be challenged. The last two checkpoint cases I challenged with motions in San Francisco resulted in dismissal of DUI charges and very happy clients. Please feel free to contact my office for a free consultation.
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The question here is what was your BAC at the time of driving. A PAS result two hours earlier at or under a .10 is a good indication of a rising BAC. We need to know your drinking pattern in a case like this. How close was your last drink(s) to the time of driving. When was your last meal and how much did you eat? A case like this can be won at Jury Trial with reasonable arguments and a strong toxicologist on your side.
It is difficult to get San Mateo County to reduce on a .10 second...
Here is what I have been told by the owner of a San Francisco DUI School: If you are not done when you move you can transfer schools within California. There is usually a transfer fee but you can transfer hours for up to one year on a first DUI.
You need to confirm this with your DUI school and check with the Mandatory Unit at Sacramento DMV to make sure you do it correctly. Also check with the court to see if they have any hoops to jump through if you need to change schools. You do not...
You wanted to know if you will go to jail when you go to your hearing? The first court date is an arraignment where your attorney can usually appear without you. A plea of not guilty is usually entered and a new court date is set. Any possible jail down the road (many months later) can usually be converted to a work program or community service.
You should hire a local DUI lawyer vs. a public defender, especially one who is a member of the National College for DUI Defense. This lawyer will...
Assuming you are still within ten days of arrest, make sure to contact DMV to request the Administrative hearing. You should contact a DUI lawyer ASAP and actually have them request the hearing. Your best chance to get the best results on this case is with a top DUI lawyer. Check for lawyers who are members of the National College for DUI Defense and the California DUI Lawyers Association.
If you had an attorney check with them. They should be familiar with the local jail procedures. If you did not, often a local DUI lawyer will answer your questions. If you are in a DUI school you can talk with those who have served time in the same jail recently. As stated above, calling the jail ahead of time can possibly answer your questions.
In some counties, you may not spend the entire 48 hours in jail.
As you've seen above the potential penalties are very serious. Also, If you are still on probation for your first DUI, the DA on the new case can file to revoke the old probation if the cases are in the same county. You need a top DUI lawyer and should not delay in finding one.
There are a number of very good lawyers in the Bay Area who focus on just DUI defense. Most will give you a free consultation. The best way to find this type of lawyer is to make sure they are members of the...
The names already given are some of the top DUI lawyers not just in CA but in the U.S.. You want to make sure you are comfortable with who is representing you and make sure it's the person you hire, not someone else assigned to your case. One more person to talk wtih is Paul Geller. He is one of the top rising DUI lawyers in Southern Cal and worth talking with before you make your decision. He is an AVVO member.
The test in the field is usually a preliminary alcohol screening test. Cops are trained not to give you the results of this test and will say many things to get you to stop asking about the results. I have had many clients tell me the machine in the field was not working, only to see the results in the police report at a later date.
There is a 10% margin of error on a blood test. The lab is usually comparing two numbers to get an average that they report. Blood can also be re-tested by someone other than the D.A.'s lab.
There are a lot of issues in a .08 Blood case and you should hire an experienced DUI lawyer to defend this case in Court and at DMV. That attorney can give you your best answers once he/she reviews the discovery and goes over your account of the stop in detail. This sounds like a good case for a...