When you are stopped at a sobriety checkpoint, or pulled over under the suspicion that you are driving under the influence (DUI), you will most likely be asked to:
- Submit to breath and blood tests
- Complete field sobriety tests
- Answer questions about whether you have been drinking
If the officer determines that you have been driving drunk, you will be arrested and taken to jail to book you for your crime. Typically, they will confiscate your drivers’ license and you will be issued a temporary one, which will automatically suspend within 30 days. You will have 10 days from your booking date to set up a drivers’ license restoration with the DMV. We do not recommend that clients refuse a breath or blood test as this can automatically suspend your license for up to 1 year.
If you have recently been arrested for DUI, it is vital that you obtain the services of a knowledgeable and experienced Pasadena DUI defense attorney without delay. DUI matters are extremely time sensitive, so the sooner you hire a lawyer, the better. You have legal rights and you will need to know how to protect them.
You Will Need Your Attorney Right Away
After you have been booked, you will face an arraignment hearing. Do not attend this hearing without your lawyer there to represent you. This is where you will enter your plea and you will need to be properly guided based on the circumstances of your situation.
At The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller, we are intimately familiar with all laws and procedures that pertain to DUI defense and can help you. We have provided effective representation to a countless number of clients for their DUI charges. We will fight for your innocence and future freedom!