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If you've been accused of "driving under the influence" (DUI), you want the lawyers of DUI Lawyer California to represent you. They know California DUI law and procedure and how to utilize both to protect clients' rights. They enjoy challenges and will work hard to get your case dismissed or to get you the best possible resolution.
Gordon M. Fauth
We Will Protect Your License and Your Freedom
With constant legislative additions, "impaired driving" has become a complex and confusing area of law in California. Fortunately, you still have rights. But, you need an aggressive lawyer to protect and assert your rights. We do exactly that. We work hard to protect your license at the DMV. In Court, we attack the prosecution's case, starting with the traffic stop. Under the Constitution and California law, the police officer must have had a "reasonable suspicion" that a crime was committed before making the traffic stop. Then, following the roadside investigation, there must have been "probable cause" for the arrest of the driver on suspicion of impaired driving. We look for ways to challenge reasonable suspicion and probable cause, so that we can bring a motion to have the evidence suppressed and the case dismissed. We go on to examine whether the tests for alcohol or drugs were carried out according to the required protocols, with a proper chain of custody shown for all physical evidence.
We Look For – and Find – Defects in the Prosecution's Case
We scrutinize each relevant factor carefully. We use the discovery process to obtain all relevant evidence from the prosecution and involved police agencies. If a breath test was administered, we determine whether the procedure was correct and whether the Draeger Alcotest or other machine used was properly maintained and calibrated. Where a blood test was used, we order an independent analysis of the stored sample. Where appropriate, we investigate medical and other conditions that may have caused a false blood alcohol reading. We seek to have all tainted evidence suppressed. We use any technical defects we find to build a strong defense, in preparation for settlement or trial.
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Don't Let a DUI Charge Get You Down – It Didn't Stop
Our Last President and Vice-President
If you have been charged with driving-under-the-influence, you are far from alone. It is estimated that 20% of all men in the United States are convicted of DUI by age 40 (and women are catching up fast). Many famous personalities have drunk driving charges in their backgrounds. In fact, our last President and Vice-President were both not just charged, they were actually convicted of DUI. President Bush was convicted of "operating under the influence" in Kennebunkport, Maine, in July 1976 (click to see records). Bush was 30 years old at the time. Vice-President Cheney was convicted of "operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated" twice; in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1962, and again in Rock Springs, Wyoming, in 1963 (click to see records). What about current President Obama and Vice-President Biden? Nothing has come to light so far; but, we'll let you know when we find out...