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Have You Been Arrested for Driving Under the Influence?

At The Chastaine Law Office, we understand that a DUI charge is serious, and facing a possible DUI conviction can be overwhelming. You may be afraid it will 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 Sacramento County DUI attorney about your case. Our legal team has over 30 years of experience representing individuals facing DUI charges.

If you have been charged with drunk driving, discuss your case in a FREE consultation Michael Chastaine today. ​​​​​​

Learn How to Survive DUI Arrest

Attorney Michael Chastaine saw the need for writing his book on “How to Survive a DUI Arrest: What You Need to Know” after defending thousands of DUI clients. He has passed that knowledge to the other attorneys in his office and together they work as a team to get you the best possible outcome. Clients are frequently surprised to learn about the many possible defenses for DUI charges.

Here is an excerpt from Attorney Mike Chastaine's book, "How to Survive a DUI Arrest: What you NEED to Know":

“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.”

Possible Defenses for DUI Charges

Clients are often surprised to hear that there are possible defenses for avoiding the penalties for DUIs.

At The Chastaine Law Office, we evaluate your case for numerous possible defenses, including:

  • You weren’t the driver.
  • Officer lacked probable cause to stop your car.
  • Breathalyzer was malfunctioning or improperly maintained.
  • There was no volitional movement of the car.
  • Medical condition caused you to falsely go above the BAC limit on the breath test.
  • Improper storage of your blood sample.
  • Alternative explanations for your poor performance on the field sobriety tests.
  • The officer did not follow Title 17 regulations when administering the breath test.
  • “Rising Blood Alcohol” can mean your system was actually below the 0.08 legal limit for at the time of driving even though it was over 0.08 when you did the chemical test.

Typically, the specific facts of your situation determine whether or not you have a viable strategy for defense. In the case that you do not have an obvious defense strategy, it’s still critical that you strive for the best plea agreement possible. By achieving the most favorable outcome, you mitigate the damage and are put in a position to achieve future success.

To learn more about how our Sacramento County DUI lawyer can help you, contact us today at (916) 943-4487. We offer free initial case evaluations!

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