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Sacramento County DUI Defense Lawyer

“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.”

- "How to Survive a DUI Arrest: What you NEED to Know" by Mike Chastaine

Have You Been Arrested for Driving Under the Influence?

A DUI charge is serious. For this reason, you should not take it 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.

Writing the Book on DUI Defense

Attorney Michael Chastaine literally wrote the book on “How to Survive a DUI Arrest: What You Need to Know” after defending thousands of DUI clients during his 32 years as a criminal attorney. 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.

Possible Defenses for DUI Charges

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:

  • 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.

Generally, the facts of your case decide whether there is a viable defense. Finding out those facts is critical. In the event there isn’t a defense, it’s still very important 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.

To learn more about how our firm can help you, do not hesitate to contact us today at (916) 943-4487. We offer free initial case evaluations!

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