- What is DUI?
- What is a breath alcohol test?
- What is a field sobriety test?
- What are Miranda Rights?
- What is a Notice of Suspension?
- What are the penalties for DUI?
- Why should I hire a DUI defense attorney?
What is DUI?
Driving under the influence is the illegal act of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol, or the illegal act of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher.
What is a breath alcohol test?
A breath alcohol test is a test that is administered by law enforcement to obtain a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). A person’s BAC result reveals the amount of alcohol he/she has in his/her blood stream. If a person’s BAC is 0.08% or higher, he/she is consnameered intoxicated according to California law, and he/she can be arrested for driving under the influence.
What is a field sobriety test?
A field sobriety test is a coordination/agility test that allows law enforcement to gauge if a person is impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. It is believed that if a person is impaired by drugs and/or alcohol, his/her coordination will be impacted, which will result in poor performance of the field sobriety tests.
What are Miranda Rights?
When a person is arrested for a criminal offense, he/she will be read his/her Miranda Rights. Miranda Rights inform a person of his/her right to remain silent, right to an attorney, and right to have an attorney appointed to him/her.
What is a Notice of Suspension?
After a person has been arrested for driving under the influence, he/she will be served with a Notice of Suspension by California law enforcement. The Notice informs the person of his/her right to request an Administrative Hearing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to avoname the suspension of his/her driver’s license. From the time of his/her arrest, the person only has 10 days to schedule his/her Administrative Hearing with the DMV. If the person does not schedule his/her DMV hearing, his/her driving privileges will be suspended for a set period of time as ordained by the California DMV.
What are the penalties for DUI?
If you are convicted of DUI, you may have to spend time in jail, pay monetary fines, attend DUI School, have your vehicle impounded, have your driver’s license suspended, be placed on probation, and/or have to do community service.
Why should I hire a DUI defense attorney?
If you have been charged with DUI, you should hire a DUI defense attorney to make sure that your rights are preserved and that you receive proper legal counsel. A DUI defense attorney can review your individual situation and provide you with valuable legal insight that could positively impact the outcome of your case.
Orange County DUI Defense Lawyers
Coffey & Coffey – Attorneys at Law
If you have been charged with driving under the influence in Orange County, you will need to hire an attorney who can protect your constitutional rights and defend you both in and out of court. At Coffey & Coffey, our experienced DUI attorneys have helped countless clients throughout Orange County and surrounding areas fight their DUI charges. We are skilled attorneys who strive to provide each of our clients with exceptional legal representation and advice.
The DUI lawyers at Coffey & Coffey represent clients in Orange County, including Fullerton, Santa Ana, Laguna Niguel, Westminster, and Newport Beach.