Bakersfield DUI Lawyer
Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you are arrested anywhere in Kern County with the charge of driving under the influence, you should immediately contact a Bakersfield criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Kyle J. Humphrey. It is not uncommon for us to get these charges dismissed completely, thus protecting your record. Acting with urgency is important in any criminal defense case and it is especially true with a DUI or if you have multiple DUI convictions . A DUI is not just a traffic ticket; it is a much more serious charge and you should take action to fight back. For many people first charged with a DUI, entering the criminal justice system can be a frightening and confusing experience. You need someone on your side guiding you through it, avoiding the traps and landmines that, unfortunately, do exist. We bring a combined total of over three decades to your defense. We have worked both sides of the court system and we know how to help you.
Driving Under the Influence
Most people thing of drunk driving when they hear "DUI." Driving under the influence is, however, just that: driving with an impaired ability to safely operate your vehicle due to alcohol intoxication, illegal drug use, prescribed medications such as pain killers or even over-the-counter drugs, such as allergy medications.
The laws concerning this have established DUI standards, such as blood-alcohol concentration, or BAC. In California, the BAC is .08% or above. There are other tests that police can conduct. While you must give your consent to be tested, California has an "implied consent" law which means when you get a driver's license, it assumes your agreement for testing if the officer stopping you has reasonable suspicion. Therefore, if you do not consent to be tested, the penalties can often be much harsher than if you had taken the test and failed it. An attorney can ensure your rights are protected when it comes to breath & blood tests.
There are many factors involved in a DUI, whether it is a first-time charge, and even more if you have been previously convicted. You have the right to have someone on your side, looking out for your interests.
Contact a Bakersfield DUI defense attorney today to discuss your DUI case.