California is known as one of the strictest states when it comes to DUI laws and punishments. So if you have been recently charged with a DUI, you may feel as if you have a lot of questions to ask but no one to turn to.
That’s where I can help you out. As a criminal defense attorney specializing in DUI laws, I’ve spent over 20 years helping people like you fight — and win — your DUI cases.
Here are some questions I get often as a DUI lawyer in Sacramento County, CA. Hopefully my answers can help to shed some light on the questions and concerns that you have.
1. What does DUI stand for?
The term “DUI, or “driving under the influence,” refers to the crime of driving a car or other vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08. However, this can also refer to driving under the influence of drugs that can negatively affect your ability to drive carefully.
2. Am I required to take a field sobriety or breathalyzer test?
For the most part, you aren’t legally required to take either a field sobriety or a breathalyzer (also called PAS) test. In fact, my law firm highly encourages you not to take a field sobriety test, as this can only create more evidence against your case in court.
However, things are a little different with the PAS test. If you refuse to take the test, the police officer on the scene can still arrest you and bring you to the police station, where you will be required to take a blood or breath screening test. If you are under 21 or on probation for another DUI offense, you are legally required to take the test.
3. If I’m charged with a DUI and get my license suspended, do I automatically get a DMV hearing?
No, it is your responsibility to request a DMV hearing for your license suspension. California regulations state that you must contact the DMV within 10 days of your arrest and suspension. Otherwise, you forfeit your right to a hearing and will not be able to reinstate your license.
In cases like this, I recommend getting in touch with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as you’re charged. This way, your lawyer can begin building your case and represent you during your hearing.
Get in touch with Taxman DUI Defense today
When you’re in need of a DUI lawyer in Sacramento County, CA, turn to my law firm.
Taxman DUI Defense specializes in DUI criminal charges, offering comprehensive services that range from DUI defense and DMV hearings to reviews of the DUI testing methods used against you to ensure their validity.
After over 20 years practicing law, I’ve developed an extensive network of investigators and experts to assist me with my cases. I’m ready and able to leverage these connections in order to clear your name.
Want to learn how I can help your case? Contact my team by filling out the form on my website. However, if you have any questions or concerns about my services, get in touch with one of my staff directly by calling 916-619-7200.