A first time DUI charge can be an intimidating experience for anyone in Orange County.
For many people, it is the first time they have ever been inside a police station. In addition, the legal processes involved in a DUI charge can be confusing, misleading, and often frustrating.
Attempting to handle this situation without a DUI attorney is extremely difficult, but the attorneys at The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian are experienced in defending against these allegations and guiding you through the process, step by step
Regardless of how compelling the evidence is, our team at The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian is ready to defend you or a loved one against a first time DUI charge.
If a dismissal or acquittal is impossible, our legal team will work in your best interests to minimize the potential consequences for your future.
When you are stopped and arrested by law enforcement on suspicion of a DUI, you should always ask to speak to a DUI lawyer at the earliest opportunity.
The stakes are extremely high and a first-time DUI charge can adversely affect your future. Both the short-term punishments and the longer-term consequences can impact your freedom, employment, education, and other important matters.
When you are detained, whether at a checkpoint or routine traffic stop, you will be subjected to questioning by a police officer. You also may be asked to blow into a breathalyzer machine (also known as a Preliminary Alcohol Screening test) and perform field sobriety tests.
Law enforcement officers must follow a strict set of guidelines regarding their questioning, the tests they use, and how they perform these tests.
If you are arrested, you will usually be taken to the police station where you will be photographed and fingerprinted.
At the police station, you will be required to submit to either a blood or breath test to determine your blood alcohol content. This requirement of testing is mandatory. The police are required to offer you a choice of blood or breath, but if you refuse to do either one you could face severe consequences, including severe impacts on your driving privilege.
If charged, our legal team will work towards your immediate release and start examining the evidence against you. Your lawyer will also explain the legal steps regarding your court hearing and potential trial.