DUI and DWI Defense in San Diego – Your Legal Rights
When you or a loved one is facing DUI or DWI charges, the outcome of the case may be serious. There could be fines, suspension of your driver’s license, community service, and perhaps even some jail time. Yet just because you are charged with a DUI or DWI, doesn’t mean that you are automatically guilty. When you speak with skilled San Diego DUI and DWI defense attorney Randy M. Grossman, he will go over all of your rights and talk about the exact circumstances of your case in depth. Below are some things to consider if you are facing a DUI or DWI charge.
Probable Cause – Your Rights in a DUI / DWI Case
For one, it should be noted that there needs to be probable cause for a police officer to pull you over in the first place. This may involve erratic driving, exceeding the speed limit, failure to follow the rules of the road, a broken taillight or headlight, or not wearing a seatbelt. If there is no reason for you being pulled over, that is against proper protocol for a police officer. This could be viewed as a violation of your Constitutional rights.
Field Sobriety Tests – Your Rights in a DUI / DWI Case
In addition, you do not need to submit to a field sobriety test. It is entirely voluntary unless you are on parole or under the age of 21. This is worth noting since field sobriety tests are not the best measure of your blood alcohol content. (It is also worth noting that while a Preliminary Alcohol Screening test at the scene is voluntary – you generally have the right to say no – refusal of a chemical test – breath or blood – after arrest is considered a refusal which will lead to additional charges and penalties. But with that in mind, a breathalyzer test is not the most accurate measure of your blood alcohol content.)
Seeking Legal Counsel – Your Rights in a DUI / DWI Case
Most importantly, you have the right to receive legal counsel, which is why it is in your best interests to speak with a skilled lawyer to learn more about your legal options. By getting legal help, you will be able to understand all of your legal rights.
Mr. Grossman has handled hundreds of DUI/DWI cases during his nearly 20 years as a criminal defense attorney. Contact Randy M. Grossman now to achieve the attention, zealous representation and results you deserve.
How Your DUI / DWI Defense Attorney Will Assist You
When you speak with a San Diego DUI / DWI defense attorney, you will be given important advice on how to proceed with your case. Randy M. Grossman will work closely with you, and will point out any procedural missteps on the part of the police officer, ensuring that your legal rights were not violated. He will also work hard to ensure that you receive a fair hearing.
First, Mr. Grossman will explore whether there are any grounds to have your case dismissed. He will relentlessly fight for your rights every step of the way.
If you or someone you love has been charged with DUI or DWI in San Diego and need the services of a criminal law and defense lawyer, contact the San Diego Criminal Law Offices of Randy M. Grossman.