Bakersfield DUI Defense Lawyers
Get Help for a Drunk Driving Arrest in Kern County!
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. Our
Bakersfield criminal defense attorneys 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.
Understanding Driving Under the Influence Charges
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.