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Experienced & Aggressive Defense Against DUI Charges You Are Facing

San Diego DUI Attorney

Applying Tried & True Defense Strategies

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, the first thing you should do is contact an experienced attorney who has a proven record of successfully representing people with DUI charges. At The Law Offices of Christopher P. Sohovich, our San Diego DUI lawyer can build a strong case and solid defense to protect your rights. Our firm will immediately go to work thoroughly investigating the circumstances of the arrest and the blood or breath alcohol testing in order to determine what defenses can be applied. We will strategically apply any discovered information at the most critical stages of your DMV hearing as well as at appropriate stages during the ensuing criminal prosecution process in order to work toward a favorable resolution.

For a free consultation about your DUI charges, call The Law Offices of Christopher P. Sohovich at (619) 304-8865 today.

DUI Overview

California DUI laws are particularly harsh on drivers who have been accused of drunk driving. We zealously protect our clients’ rights and can work to resolve whatever drunk driving related charges you may be facing.

For minor DUI offenses, usually misdemeanors, the matter can often be resolved simply. However, for individuals convicted of second or third offenses, or of causing an accident with injuries, the penalties are more severe. Additionally, the higher the blood alcohol content (BAC), the more severe the penalties will be. Involving a San Diego DUI lawyer is important no matter the particular circumstances of your case and regardless of whether you have prior convictions on your record. Even when your case seems helpless, there are viable defenses which may be used to help you avoid serious penalties.

Ways to Challenge a DUI Charge

There are many types of legal challenges that are possible in a drunk-driving defense. Attorney Sohovich has experience employing these tactics to help clients fight their charges.

Your San Diego DUI attorney may argue that there was a lack of reasonable suspicion for a stop. Before law enforcement officials can make a DUI traffic stop, they must have sufficient reasonable suspicion that a crime has been or is being committed. If law enforcement officials do not have sufficient reasonable suspicion, they did not legally make the initial DUI traffic stop and any and all evidence obtained as a result of that unlawful detention is inadmissible in court.

Your attorney might also argue that the field sobriety test was inaccurate. After a person is suspected of drunk driving, he or she may be asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests. It is up to the police officer to decide if the suspect passes or fails these tests by following a specific procedure for administration and evaluation. If a person performs poorly on the field sobriety tests, there is some scientific validation that the person is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. However, a person can perform poorly during the field sobriety tests for many reasons other than intoxication.

Rather than alcohol or drug use, a poor test performance might be caused by:

  • Slippery road conditions
  • Poor lighting
  • Poor instructions
  • Medical conditions that impair the person’s coordination
  • Testing equipment that has not been properly maintained or calibrated or that has a history of incorrectly reporting BAC levels

Because there are countless variables with each DUI arrest, trust the professionals at The Law Offices of Christopher P. Sohovich to build a defense that takes the unique details of your situation into consideration. Attorney Sohovich is a former Deputy District Attorney who has experience prosecuting DUI cases, so he is familiar with the evidence that a prosecutor needs and knows how to properly challenge this evidence.

Need more information about our DUI defense strategies? Contact The Law Offices of Christopher P. Sohovich at (619) 304-8865 to learn more about how to save your drivers’ license and avoid penalties associated with a DUI conviction.

Why Put Us on Your Side?

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  • Thousands of Criminal Cases Won