If you were pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving, you likely were given a field sobriety test, such as walking in a straight line or counting backwards. If the officer determined you were intoxicated, you would be arrested at that point. You may also given a breathalyzer test, which will measure your BAC exactly. If it measured over the legal limit of .08%, you would be charged with drunk driving. Refusing a BAC test can result in automatic suspension of your license in addition to increased penalties.
Because there are time limits that must be followed in order to properly defend your DUI arrest, it is best to contact Attorney Hallum as soon as possible after your arrest. You have 10 days to schedule a hearing, which will determine whether your license will be suspended at that time or not. If you fail to set up this hearing, you will automatically get your license suspended.
Attorney Kenneth Hallum
Ken is a Santa Barbara traffic law attorney admitted to the admitted to the California State Bar Association in 2004. As a former police officer,conflict public defender, and court appointed criminal defense attorney, Ken has a unique understanding of both sides of traffic law. For a Santa Barbara traffic law consultation call 805-564-3101Read More…
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