Posted on | June 29, 2010 | No Comments
What do I tell the police after I’ve been pulled over?
This is a loaded question. You obviously know the saying that anything you say may incriminate you. The U.S. Constitution does not require you to say anything to the police that may incriminate yourself. Use that information as you will. But be advised that a police officer will probably try to get you to admit that you’ve been drinking. If you do admit that, you might be giving the officer probably case to arrest you for DWI. Remember that you have the right to speak with an attorney before answering any self-incriminating questions.
What tests do officers use to measure intoxication?
Police officers use field sobriety tests and chemical tests to measure your alleged intoxication level. The most common field sobriety tests include the one-leg-stand test, the walk and turn test and the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test. Officers may also conduct a finger to nose test or the Rhomberg stationary balance test.
Typically, a blood or breath sample (chemical tests) are more accurate in determining your intoxication levels. This can either help or hurt you. You may refuse giving a breath sample but there are consequences for doing so. The U.S. Constitution allows officers to withdraw your blood even if you withhold consent.
What type of punishments can I expect for a DWI guilty plea or conviction?
Many factors go into determining the type of punishment you’ll receive for a DWI guilty plea or conviction. The most important factor is the amount and strength of evidence the prosecution has in your case. Another important factor is your criminal history. Other factors include: the jurisdiction of your arrest, the judge, your attorney, and mitigating elements of your case.
What types of defense do I have against a DWI charge?
It’s difficult to list defenses to a DWI charge because each case truly is unique. You should consult an experienced DUI defense lawyer to get the best understanding of your case’s strengths and weaknesses.
Should I hire an attorney after a DWI arrest?
You can always represent yourself, but retaining an attorney who practices DWI defense should make the process much easier and potentially better for you. Contact Pomona Drunk Driving DUI Defense Lawyer Joe Borges at to schedule a consultation. You can visit his website at http://www.joeborges.com for additional information.
Posted on | April 8, 2010 | No Comments
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