DUI Defense | Sacramento DUI Lawyer
Excerpted from “How to Survive a DUI Arrest: What You NEED to Know” book
by Sacramento DUI Lawyer Mike Chastaine
“No one expects to be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). For most people, when it happens, it is a real eye-opener and likely a SHOCK. Your neighbors, co-workers, and the community at large, see these charges as very serious, because of the thousands of lives lost each year in accidents that involve drivers who were under the influence. Even more people are impacted in life-changing ways because of injuries sustained in accidents. The ripple effect of these incidents widens the circle to an even broader scope that includes spouses, children, other family members, and employers. So many lives are potentially affected when a person makes the decision to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. Among the lives impacted is yours. The pain and shock of finding yourself in this predicament can become overwhelming and difficult to manage.”
A DUI charge is serious. For this reason, you should not take the charges lightly. A DUI conviction is not only embarrassing, but it can harm your reputation, jeopardize a professional license and possibly lead to jail time. If your job relies on you driving, then the mandatory license suspension can potentially cost you your job. A conviction can also affect your employment prospects in the future. It’s critical that you speak to an attorney about your case.
How Our Sacramento DUI Lawyer Can Help:
DUI lawyer Michael Chastaine literally wrote the book on How to Survive a DUI Arrest: What You Need to Know. He was able to write the book because he has defended thousands of DUI clients during his 30 years as a criminal defense attorney. Mr. Chastaine has passed that knowledge and expertise to the other attorneys in his office and together they work as a team to get you the best possible outcome. Clients are often surprised to hear that there are possible defenses for DUIs.
At The Chastaine Law Office we evaluate your case for numerous possible defenses, including:
- Breathalyzer was malfunctioning or improperly maintained
- Officer lacked probable cause to stop your car
- “Rising Blood Alcohol” can mean your system was actually below 0.08 at the time of driving even though it was over 0.08 when you did the chemical test
- There was no volitional movement of the car
- Medical condition caused a falsely high BAC on the breath test
- Improper storage of your blood sample
- Alternative explanations for your poor performance on the Field Sobriety Tests
- You weren’t the driver
- The officer did not follow Title 17 regulations when administering the breath test.
Generally, the facts of your case decide whether there is a viable defense. In the event there isn’t a defense, it’s still critical that you get the best possible plea agreement. Getting you the best possible outcome mitigates the damage and lets you get your life back on track.
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