Getting a DUI on July 4th
FOURTH OF JULY DUI
The 4th of July can be a wonderful time of celebration with family and friends. It is only natural that you have a drink or two at a barbecue or to accompany a fireworks show. You do not want to let that bit of fun turn into a DUI charge, much less a DUI conviction that can seriously affect your life. If you are confronted with such a situation, we can help clear your name.
During holiday weekends, law enforcement are on heightened alert for drivers who are operating their vehicle under the influence. An officer can only pull you over with a justified reason, such as a traffic violation; but during the 4th of July, they may be overzealous in looking for intoxicated drivers. Their reasoning, or lack thereof, behind pulling you over may be unjust and in turn potentially negate your DUI charge.
Sobriety Checkpoint Discrepancies
Even if you are stopped for a valid reason or at a sobriety checkpoint in Newport Beach, the officer can only test your blood alcohol content (BAC) if he or she has reason to suspect that you are under the influence. This entails probable cause such as an open container of alcohol in the front seat, slurred speech or an odor of alcohol being present. Once you are asked to take a field sobriety test, the results can be highly unreliable. Certain medical conditions and physical factors can affect the accuracy of these tests. If you have been stopped without justification at a Redondo DUI checkpoint, Huntington Beach DUI checkpoint or other sobriety checkpoints along PCH, do not hestitate to get in touch with our office.
Even chemical tests can yield dubious results. For example, you may have started driving with a legal BAC level under .08 percent, but it can take a while for your body to absorb alcohol. This means that after some time on the road, your BAC may actually spike, leading to inaccurate results to chemical tests. Instruments that have not been properly calibrated or cleaned, or a poorly administered test can all skew test results, causing you to wind up with an unjust DUI charge. Getting a 4th of July DUI in Torrance, Newport Beach, Redondo or Long Beach could end up on your record permanently. Do not let that happen, but retain exemplary legal advocacy immediately.
A False Charge Can Still Have Serious Consequences
If you land a mistaken DUI charge, the consequences can be very serious. You could be jailed, imprisoned and face hefty fines. Even worse, a conviction would be a blemish on your record that any potential employer, landlord, or bank could see. Do not let your innocent actions lead to a loss of freedom and reputation. You cannot afford to have second-rate representation when the rest of your life is on the line. When you need hard-hitting defense, our Long Beach DUI defense lawyers at Falangetti & Weimortz can help.
Whether you are celebrating your Independence Day in Hermosa Beach, Newport Beach, Manhattan Beach, or Long Beach, Falangetti & Weimortz can tenaciously defend any DUI charges. Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience that they can put to work for you. Having dealt with literally thousands of trials, they understand how to craft a winning case.
Fourth of July DUI - We Can Help
You could have outstanding legal defense on your side. Do not delay in retaining the best legal defense you can find if you have been mistakenly stopped at a 4th of July DUI checkpoint in Huntington Beach or been pulled over for a DUI in Newport Beach. Fill out a free case evaluation to get started, and contact Falangetti & Weimortz today!