Seeing the flashing red and blue lights of the California Highway Patrol or other police agency is always intimidating. Even more so if the officer comes to your window and tells you he or she suspects you of driving under the influence. The first question law enforcement usually asks a driver is, “Have you had anything to drink tonight?” Drivers should never answer this question. Even a comment, “I had one beer,” or “I had one glass of wine,” will likely be construed as an admission to driving under the influence.
You may have performed field sobriety tests, taken a Breathalyzer test, or a blood test. Results may have shown a blood alcohol content (BAC) over the legal limit of 0.08% and you think there is no hope. Do not give up. You do not need to fight this alone.
At the Law Office of Jeffrey Kaloustian, Jeffrey can help. He will review all the relevant evidence and mount any challenges that he can and should make. If this is not your first DUI, the fight against the prosecution will be more difficult and he will pull out all the stops in order to win your case.
Mr. Kaloustian’s skilled representation at your DMV hearing is included in his complete DUI Defense services as well.
Mistakes are made when roadside tests are conducted. There may be circumstances that caused a false positive on a Breathalyzer or blood test. Tests may have been improperly conducted or conducted by someone who was not properly trained. If an officer misleads you about being required to provide a breath or blood sample for testing, your 4th Amendment rights against warrantless search and seizure were likely violated. This official misleading may in and of itself be enough to drive a major hole through the prosecution’s case by getting the test results suppressed.
Timing and “drinking pattern” issues are also critical: a test result showing a BAC result above 0.08% can be attacked on a rising BAC defense (i.e. you were below the legal limit at the time of driving).
At the Law Office of Jeffrey Kaloustian, Mr. Kaloustian is a dedicated DUI attorney personally accessible to address client needs and answer all questions and concerns. He will vigorously defend your rights and fight for your acquittal, dismissal and/or reduction of the charges. His office is in Oakland and he serves all the Bay Area as well as those in the counties of Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra.