Orange County DUI Penalties

By Bruce C. Bridgman  Nov. 15, 2010 4:30p

Driving under the influence of alcohol, or DUI, is a crime punishable with fines that can exceed $1,000, jail sentencing, up to 5 years of probation, license suspension, and other harsh penalties. The other consequences of a DUI conviction include an inability to drive, which can cause complications for a person's job, including the possibility of job loss. DUI convictions are very serious and can result in dire consequences that can severely affect a person's life. If you have been charged with a DUI crime, it is vital that you receive legal aid from an Orange County DUI lawyer with the experience necessary to protect your rights.

When a law enforcement officer suspects that a driver is intoxicated they can detain the driver and ask them to submit to several tests that help determine if a driver is intoxicated. These tests include breath and blood tests which scientifically determine if a person has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that exceeds the legal limit of .08 percent, and field sobriety tests which help an officer determine if the driver has impaired driving abilities. These tests are not without their faults and can be administered or interpreted incorrectly, and can also be affected by lack of care or maintenance, malfunctioning parts and can even be affected by medical conditions. Many different factors can invalidate the results of these tests, rendering them inapplicable as legal evidence of intoxicated driving.

DUI Lawyer in Orange County

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges for intoxicated driving an attorney who understands how DUI laws work, and how prosecution will pursue their case can help you build an effective defense for your case. At the Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, we have the expertise and understanding of the laws regarding DUI to aggressively defend your case. We understand that intoxication tests can be inaccurate or blatantly wrong, and know when to challenge these as evidence, among many other hard-hitting defensive tactics.

Contact an Orange County DUI Attorney today for a free consultation.

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