San Diego Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Lawyers are often asked How to Minimize the Risk of a San Diego California DUI Conviction. That’s easy:
Please try not to drink more than a small to moderate amount of alcohol and drive in San Diego county, California. Although it is lawful to drink and drive as long as you are not over the San Diego DUI legal limit and not legally impaired, purchasing a hand-held breath test will help you try to guess your BAC level before you get in a vehicle in San Diego.
After you are contacted by San Diego DUI police, you will be questioned before any arrest. Since you are not in custody for the purposes of Miranda warnings, you may politely refuse to answer any of the investigating San Diego officer’s questions, before or after the San Diego DUI arrest. That way, there will not be incriminating statements that can be used against you in San Diego court or at San Diego DMV.
Performing gymnastics, aka San Diego drunk driving Field Sobriety Tests (FST’s), are optional and completely voluntary. If you try to do San Diego DUI acrobatics, you may be arrested anyway. It is better not to give the investigating officer any DUI evidence that will be used against you in court. You can politely refuse to do any San Diego FST’s.
Polite refuse to blow into any San Diego DUI hand-held gadget, aka, the preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test. If you are older than 21 and not on San Diego DUI probation, the test is voluntary and you have the right to refuse this type of San Diego California DUI breath test.
Because the San Diego officer may only offer a blood or breath test, choose a breath test. The breath machines are not 100% accurate and there are many possibilities for error. See California DUI & Drunk Driving Defenses to San Diego County Breath Test. When given a choice of blood, breath or urine test, choose a urine test if it is available as urine is the most unreliable California DUI test.
Call someone you know as soon as possible so they can hear you speak and note of any state of sobriety. Maybe use your cell. You usually will be able to make a call from San Diego County jail.
Behave and be respectful at all times to the police. How you are perceived by a San Diego DUI jury is very important.
Write down the chronological list of everything that happened before being contacted by San Diego DUI police up to and including your release from San Diego jail.
Research & Google possible San Diego California DUI/DMV defense attorneys to represent you. A qualified drunk driving lawyer will look for positive facts in order to properly present the best strategy at the San Diego California DMV hearing and San Diego Court.
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