DUI arrests are conducted after a law enforcement officer has sufficient reason to believe that a driver has exceeded the legal alcohol content while operating a motor vehicle. Although an officer may request blood, urine, or breath tests to confirm the blood alcohol level present in a drivers’ body, it is not a requirement as California state law allows an officer to make a DUI arrest on observational evidence alone. In either event, a skilled DUI attorney from Okabe & Haushalter can often provide a decisive advantage in court with legitimate defense strategies proven to work. Our firm can represent clients in a variety of areas related to DUI.
An arrest for DUI can be an intimidating, embarrassing, and overwhelming. Most drivers confronted with the possibility of arrest, attempt to explain their circumstances. In every case, it is best to exercise your right to remain silent. What you say and do can make the difference between incarceration, fines, and loss of driving privileges or the freedom to carry on with your life. The right decision is to consult an attorney from the firm who knows the exact steps the state will take to prepare its case. Taking immediate action our firm can challenge the evidence against you, often successfully dismissing the state’s case at the outset.
Our lawyers have earned the respect of colleagues, judges, and members of law enforcement throughout the region. With this background of trust, we have worked effectively to defend our clients’ whether faced with a first-time DUI charge or more serious offenses. Using our knowledge of the California Vehicle Code, we understand the charges you face and what defenses will be effective. Our team has the investigative and trial experience to defend your rights against every effort the state presents, including charges of:
Facing the consequences of a DUI arrest, you may feel powerless. Choosing the right firm who will work in every way to strengthen your defenses and uphold your rights is vital. We pledge to take the time needed to understand your circumstances and guide you to take a causative, proactive role in your own defense while we prepare your case and defense strategy.
While being charged is a serious matter, there are viable defenses available that have been used across California to help defendants find a favorable outcome. Our San Francisco attorneys are well-versed in state DUI laws and have found consistent success securing minimized sentences or even getting charges dropped. Our attorneys understand how critical success is for our clients, and we welcome the opportunity to fight for your most urgent legal needs.
Contact a San Francisco DUI lawyer from Okabe & Haushalter to discuss your defense!