A conviction for a DUI, even if it is your first offense, carries serious penalties. Depending on the circumstances of your case, and whether it is a first or subsequent offense, a conviction may result in the loss of your freedom for a period of time and loss of your driving privileges. Your car insurance rates may increase and you may even lose your job. If you have children and are either divorced or in the process of divorcing, custody and visitation may be in jeopardy.
There are defenses to a DUI charge, and at the Law Office of Stanley R. Switzer, I will thoroughly review all the facts of your case, be sure your constitutional rights are protected and raise all possible issues to test the prosecution’s evidence. For example, there may have been no probable cause for law enforcement to have stopped your car.
Roadside sobriety tests may not have been conducted properly. A Breathalyzer test of your blood alcohol count (BAC) may not have complied with established testing requirements and standards. The machine must be properly calibrated, the administrator of the test must be trained and the test conducted with certain conditions having been met. Even if all criteria have been met, there are still situations that result in false positive BACs.
I am a Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar Of California Board of Legal Specialization with 25 years of experience representing clients on DUI charges. I will zealously represent you and present all defenses. I will zealously fight on your behalf whether that involves full exoneration at trial or negotiation for reduced charges and penalties.