California law imposes harsh penalties on drunk driving defendants. Even first time offenders face incarceration, heavy fines, loss of driver’s license and long probation periods. With so much at stake, you need experienced representation when you are arrested for a DUI. The Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC has 40 years of experience protecting the rights of defendants. We are your advocates if you are arrested for drunk driving in the South San Francisco Bay Area.
What should you do if you are charged with DUI/DWI in South San Francisco? Be aware that it is a serious offense that could cost you your job, your financial well-being and your freedom. You have the right to remain silent and a right to an attorney. Exercise those rights immediately.
Our firm represents you in your administrative hearings regarding your driver’s license suspension, and we challenge the evidence in your criminal case. We may adopt various strategies, such as:
Challenging the Breathalyzer test
You are presumed to be impaired if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent in most cases or a BAC of .04 percent while operating a commercial vehicle. Challenging the Breathalyzer results is crucial to overcome this presumption. We may do so by:
Challenging the field sobriety test results
The officer may conduct a series of tests designed to determine whether you are impaired, including:
Our attorneys challenge the outcome by showing that the tests were not properly administered or the results do not indicate what the prosecutor claims they do.
Our attorney is skilled at cross-examining the police officer to challenge the subjective observations made about your appearance and behavior, thereby introducing reasonable doubt.
For many clients, a DUI is their first and only experience with the criminal justice system. The process can be intimidating and confusing without the help of an experienced defense attorney. Our lawyers give you a candid assessment of your case and recommend the resolution that is best for you, which might include:
We review all the facts of your case and help put you in the best position possible. We fight for your legal rights at every step of the process.
Call the Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC at 650-540-1170 or contact us online for a free consultation on your DUI/DWI case. Our South San Francisco law firm represents defendants in courts throughout the Bay Area.