Were you arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange County?
Are you afraid that your case is hopeless? There is hope; there are ways
to fight and win
DUI cases. Did the officer have probable cause to stop you? Were the field
sobriety tests conducted in accordance with federal guidelines?
chemical test collected, stored, and analyzed properly? Do you have a medical condition
such as diabetes that could have mimicked impairment and therefore invalidated
the blood alcohol reading?
Affiliated with the National College for DUI Defense
Attorneys such as Virginia L. Landry who are affiliated with the National
College for DUI Defense have led the charge in challenging
field sobriety tests, breathalyzers, and the computer programs used to run breath testing instruments,
and have in effect, overturned thousands of DUI cases across the country.
If you are facing DUI charges, you don’t want to plead guilty and
simply accept the full wrath of the criminal justice system. You want
to do everything possible to turn things around in your favor and significantly
reduce, if not eliminate the penalties that you are presently facing.
Here are ways that a DUI charge can be challenged:
Driving: Were you actually driving the vehicle? Since intoxication isn’t
enough, the prosecution must be able to prove that you were in fact driving.
Lawful police stop: Did the officer have probable cause to initiate the traffic stop? If
the officer did not have legal cause to stop you, evidence will be suppressed.
Your Miranda Rights: We may be able to get incriminating statements suppressed if you were
not warned at the appropriate time.
Implied consent warning: If you were not advised of the consequences of refusing to take a chemical
test, or if it was given to you incorrectly, it could affect the admissibility
of the test results, and the DMV-imposed driver’s license suspension.
Under the influence of alcohol or drugs: We can question the officer’s “opinions” about your
alleged intoxication, and the circumstances under which you took field
Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC): There’s a lot that can go wrong with a BAC test; for example, many
breath machines register other chemical compounds on the breath as alcohol.
BAC test results can be challenged for accuracy.
If you’ve been charged with DUI, even if you believe the cards are
stacked against you that does NOT mean that you should plead guilty. Even
if your BAC was .08% (the legal limit), there are still a multitude of
possible defenses, from common defenses to the more complex and sophisticated.
Considering the fact that a DUI will stay on your driving record for 10
years, you want to do everything you can to fight your charges and get
them reduced to a wet reckless or dismissed – we can help you pursue
Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.
to work with an Orange County DUI attorney who is a Board Certified specialist
in DUI defense!