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DUI Defense

DUI Attorney for Fresno, Merced, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties

If you have been arrested for DUI in Fresno, Merced, Madera, Kings or Tulare County, the first thing you should do is speak with a experienced DUI attorney who has a proven track record of successfully representing DUI clients. Speaking with an experienced DUI lawyer is the first step in building a solid defense. By working with a DUI attorney, you can review your case and question the facts surrounding your situation. A experienced DUI attorney may be able to find law enforcement or test result errors that will aid in your defense. In some cases, law enforcement errors or mistakes can lead to the reduction or dismissal of a your charges.

Common errors made by law enforcement include: 

  1. No Probable Cause: Before law enforcement officials can make a DUI stop, they must have sufficient probable cause such as a traffic violation such as speeding. If law enforcement officers do not have sufficient probable cause, they cannot legally make the DUI stop and the case maybe thrown out.
  1. Failure to Read Miranda Rights: In some cases, a law enforcement officer may fail to read a driver their “Miranda Rights” before questioning them. Miranda Rights are read to inform the person of their right to remain silent, right to an attorney, and right to have an attorney appointed for them if they can not afford one. If the officer does not read the driver their Miranda Rights, anything the driver said may not be admissible in court.
  1. Inaccurate Field Sobriety Test Results: When a person is suspected of drunk driving, they may be asked to perform several field sobriety tests. It is up to the law enforcement officer to determine if the person has passed or failed the field sobriety tests. The law enforcement officer must closely watch the person's balance, coordination, and motor skills while the person performs the test. It is believed that if a person is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, they will have poor coordination. However, a person may perform poorly on the field sobriety tests for reasons other than being intoxicated.

If you have been charged with DUI, you need to consult with a DUI defense attorney immediately. When it comes to successfully defending your DUI charges, having a experienced DUI defense attorney on your side is critical.