While most motorists have received a traffic citation, the prospect of being pulled over after using drugs or drinking alcohol can result in much more than a mere “traffic infraction.” Depending on the specific circumstances of your situation, driving under the influence (DUI) can result in either a misdemeanor or felony conviction, incarceration in jail or prison, substantial fines and costs, mandatory counseling/DUI school, probation, and other sentencing terms. The long-term consequences of a DUI criminal record can adversely impact your education, career, immigration status, parental rights, driving privileges, and many other aspects of your life.
Although the impact of a DUI conviction can be devastating, the fact that an officer arrested you does not mean that the arrest was lawful or that you will be convicted. The key is to understand the serious stakes of an intoxicated driving-related charge. Drivers can start the process of defending their constitutional rights and protecting their future by invoking their right to remain silent and to have an attorney present before talking to the police. It’s important you hire someone with experience and who is the best DUI attorney in Pomona, CA.
Aggressive Defense of Drunk Driving Charges in Southern California
My experience as a private DUI defense attorney means that I have had the opportunity to effectively shield clients facing drunk driving charges in a wide array of situations. If you elected not to participate in field sobriety tests (FSTs); a portable breath test (also called “roadside breath test”); or a formal chemical test of breath, blood, or urine (drug cases), the prosecutor often will be limited to the officer’s testimony regarding observations of your driving and your demeanor and appearance during the stop. Admittedly, one’s refusal of a formal breath test after a lawful DUI arrest based on probable cause can carry negative consequences like a longer driver’s license suspension, but the benefit of limiting the evidence available in your case might merit such a refusal.
From my Pomona DUI defense office, my law firm can represent clients in a number of Southern California counties, including San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County. At the Law Office of Danny Saleh, individuals facing the full range of intoxicated driving-related offenses benefit from effective defense strategies throughout the process which include the following:
- Challenging the legal basis for the stop
- Exposing unreliable or biased witness testimony (bystanders and police officers)
- Revealing the inherent lack of accuracy of FSTs
- Demonstrating improper procedures in conducting and evaluating FSTs
- Refusing the claim that you refused a breath test or other BAC chemical test
- Showing the officer failed to properly observe the 20 minute waiting period prior to administering a breath test
- No probable cause to justify a DUI arrest
- Improperly trained individual performing a blood draw
- Contamination of the sample when gathering a sample and conducting a blood test
- Failure to properly calibrate the breath testing machine
- Seeking suppression of illegally obtained evidence resulting from Miranda violations or lack of probable cause for a search
Contact the Law Office of Danny Saleh to Protect your Freedom, Reputation, and Future
These are merely a few of the defense strategies the Law Office of Danny Saleh might use to protect your driver’s license, liberty, and criminal record. My approach is to conduct an investigation of all stages of the case from arrest to trial. Whether we are seeking suppression of chemical testing results based on an illegal stop or seeking suppression of incriminating statements obtained in violation of your Miranda rights, tenacious representation can result in dismissal, reduced charges/penalties, and or acquittal after trial.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in the Inland Empire / Los Angeles or surrounding areas of Southern California, Pomona DUI attorney Danny Saleh offers a free consultation. Our DUI attorney fees are very competitive so Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.