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Evidence that can be favorable to you can become unavailable or evidence that can be detrimental to you can become available during the process. Whether it’s because favorable evidence becomes lost or memories fade or favorable witnesses move away, or people (or you) may say something that can later be brought into court to be used against you, it is important that if you’ve been arrested for a DUI in San Diego, the first thing you should do is contact an experienced attorney who has a proven record of successfully representing people charged with a DUI.
Speaking with an experienced DUI Defense lawyer is the first step in building a strong case and solid defense. When you retain San Diego DUI Defense attorney Chris Sohovich, he immediately goes to work in thoroughly investigating the circumstances of the arrest, the blood or breath alcohol testing and more, in order to determine what defenses can be applicable. Mr. Sohovich will strategically apply any discovered information at the most critical stage(s) of his client’s DMV hearing as well as at appropriate stages during the ensuing criminal prosecution process in order to achieve the best result possible.
Although this is not intended as legal advice and your particular situation likely varies, as an example, Mr. Sohovich knows the requirements for the equipment used to perform the chemical testing against you. There are DUI cases in which the blood or breath testing equipment is found to have not been properly maintained or calibrated, or the specific testing device has a history of incorrectly reporting BAC levels. In these cases, the evidence violates Title 17 and is not valid and the case likely will be dismissed.
There are many types of legal challenges that are possible in a drunk-driving defense. Here are a few:
Lack of Reasonable Suspicion for a stop: Before law enforcement officials can make a DUI traffic stop, they must have sufficient reasonable suspicion that a crime has been, or is being, committed. If law enforcement officials do not have sufficient reasonable suspicion, they did not legally make the initial DUI traffic stop and any and all evidence obtained as a result of that unlawful detention is inadmissible in court.
Inaccurate Field Sobriety Tests: After a person is suspected of drunk driving, he/she may be asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests. It is up to the police officer to decide if the suspect passes or fails his/her field sobriety tests. The police officer must follow a specific procedure for administering and evaluating the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. If a person performs poorly on the field sobriety tests there is some scientific validation that the person is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. However, a person can perform poorly during the field sobriety tests for many reasons other than being intoxicated. Some of these reasons are not limited to, but may include: slippery road conditions, poor lighting, poor instructions, and medical conditions that impair the person’s coordination.
Because there are countless variables with each specific unique DUI arrest, there are many other defense strategies that can be very effective.
Whether you have been charged or arrested for a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI or El Cajon DUI, if you’re looking for San Diego’s Best DUI Defense Attorney, you must speak with Attorney Chris Sohovich as soon as possible. Attacking DUIs is what we do best.
Contact the Law Office of Chris Sohovich now for a free case evaluation at 619-326-8161.