Being arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) has consequences. You may lose your job and, if you are a divorced or divorcing parent, child custody and visitation may be in jeopardy. If you are convicted, depending on whether this is your first or subsequent DUI offense, you may have restrictions placed on your ability to drive a car and you might even spend time in jail. You will have a permanent criminal record and may find it difficult to find housing or a job.
When so much is at stake, you need the services of an aggressive and effective attorney who will give you the personal attention and fast action you need. Call Peter J. Marek Law as soon as possible.
Possible DUI defenses
Depending on the facts of your specific case, there are a number of defenses that may be asserted even when your blood alcohol count (BAC) tests over the legal limit of 0.08. Just a few examples include:
- The Breathalyzer machine used to test your BAC was not properly calibrated.
- The officer conducting the test was not properly trained and certified.
- The test itself was not correctly administered.
- You have a medical condition that resulted in a false positive.
There are occasions when officers arrest someone based on subjective results of a field sobriety test even when the BAC is under the legal limit. If this happens you may object on the grounds that:
- The tests you were asked to perform are not ones generally acceptable or deemed reliable.
- The conditions surrounding the tests negatively influenced the outcome.
An experienced DUI attorney can challenge the validity of all these tests. Call Peter J. Marek. He has more than 30 years of experience defending clients on DUI charges.
How Peter Marek can help
Attorney Peter J. Marek, located in Stockton, CA, is a former deputy district attorney for San Joaquin County. He knows how the other side works and will be certain that you know all your rights, obligations and options. He develops a working relationship with the prosecutor assigned to your case and works toward obtaining the best possible resolution. If you agree the goal is to have the charges or penalties reduced, he is a good negotiator. If going to trial is a better option, he is a skilled trial attorney.
Attorney Marek is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day and offers a free 60 minute consultation. He offers payment plans for those who need it.