Drinking and driving is a common, yet serious, offense. In California, driving with a BAC (blood alcohol content) higher than .08% is illegal, according to California Vehicle Code 23152-23229.1. However, blood alcohol content is not always a direct reflection of how impaired you were while driving. You have a right to have a blood test demonstrate your BAC rather than an in-field breathalyzer test. If you choose to do so, be aware your BAC can actually arise between the time you are arrested and when the blood is analyzed. BAC takes time to manifest and so if you drank shortly before driving, you may be at a disadvantage when it comes to blood tests, which are taken some time after being pulled over. If you feel like you could have been unfairly charged with a DUI under these circumstances, contact an experienced DUI defense attorney right away. Being charged with a DUI is a hard experience. Time, money, and at times your dignity will be spent on recovering from your mistake. Strict BAC regulations and dedicated DUI forces make driving under the influence in California more of a risk than ever. DUIs are more common than you would think so you are not alone in your recovery. Martens Law Firm understands that good people can make mistakes too and has led countless clients through the process of facing DUI charges. We can challenge inflated BAC readings in court to ensure a just outcome to your case. DUI law can be complicated by many variables such as prior offenses or concurrent charges associated with the DUI charge. Thus, it is always a smart move to turn to a skilled attorney to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
If you are in the Visalia/Hanford/Tulare area and are facing a DUI charge, Martens Law Firm is here to help you. Contact attorney Christopher Martens for experienced DUI defense. We will leave no stone unturned in fighting for your case and will aggressively challenge inflated BAC readings. Contact our office at 559-967-7386 or email us at [email protected] to discuss a possible plan of action for your case.