Protecting Your Rights When Charged With DUI

An arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol can result in a suspended license, stiff fines and jail time, even for a first-time offense. In addition, a DUI arrest can cause chaos in your work and personal life.

Drunk driving is among the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in California, particularly for repeat offenders. If you face DUI charges, the key to obtaining the best possible outcome is contacting a knowledgeable and experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest.

At The Law Offices of Frederick R. Remer in Hayward, California, we turn law enforcement officials' overaggressive approach to arresting and prosecuting drivers for DUI against them. While other DUI defense lawyers are quick to accept a plea and move on to their next case, attorney Remer is determined and capable of taking your case to trial if it is in your best interest. We have provided aggressive, comprehensive defense against DUI and other criminal charges in Alameda County for more than 40 years.

What Happens WHen You Are Arrested For DUI

If you are arrested for drunk driving, the arresting officer will confiscate your driver's license and send it to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV will automatically suspend your driver's license unless you request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest. Before you even call a lawyer, it is wise to contact the DMV and request a hearing. This will postpone the suspension of your driver's license until the outcome of the hearing is determined. This is a separate hearing from the criminal DUI charge that you face.

Regarding the criminal charge, we will review every aspect of your DUI case, from the police stop to the manner in which a standardized field sobriety test was administered. Often, there are valid reasons to question the tactics used during the DWI arrest, including a violation of your constitutional rights.

Our advice if you are stopped by police on suspicion of DUI is to only agree to take the breath test. Politely decline to take any additional roadside tests or answer further questions. We have seen numerous examples where the results of these additional tests get adjusted in an arresting officer's written report in order to increase the chances of conviction.

We may find a reason to question the results of a blood or breath test that was administered. We are well-versed on the strict time frame and procedures that must be adhered to regarding the administration of these tests. A challenge on the admissibility of the breath-testing device has resulted in reduced charges in some cases and the complete dismissal of charges in others.

Make Get Experienced Representation Today

We can answer any questions you have about your DUI arrest during a free initial consultation. Attorney Remer will review the facts of your case and provide an honest assessment as well as a recommendation for the best course of action. Acting quickly is critical. Call 510-342-5539 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment.