Temecula | Murrieta DUI Attorney

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Mike Donaldson Temecula & Murrieta DUI Attorney

Mike Donaldson Temecula & Murrieta DUI Attorney

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More Information On DUI Arrests & Charges

If you've been arrested for DUI, it is likely that you will ultimately be charged with two separate misdemeanor offenses:

(1) Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152(a); and
(2) Driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or greater pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152(b).

To be convicted of DUI, a prosecutor must prove that you:

(1) Drove a motor vehicle; and
(2) Were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time you drove.

With respect to the VC 23152(a) charge, a prosecutor's case will typically hinge on the introduction of evidence indicative of objective signs of intoxication through the arresting officer's testimony. Such evidence typically consists of testimony that a defendant was driving and had:  

(1) red/glazed eyes;
(2) slurred speech; 
(3) confusion;
(4) smelled of alcohol;
(5) admitted to drinking; and
(6) performed poorly on field sobriety tests, among other things.

With respect to the VC 23152(b) charge, a prosecutor's case will largely depend on the results of the blood or breath test administered by the arresting officer(s) at the time of the incident.  If a blood or breath test reveals that the blood alcohol concentration of the driver is equal to or higher than .08%, the prosecutor will rely heavily on the results of that test to prove their case.  

If you or a loved one have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Corona or
Riverside, you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call me or use the contact form below to schedule a free consultation now.

Temecula Hit & Run Attorney

VC §§ 20001 and 20002 make it unlawful for a person to flee the scene of an accident where another person is injured or another person's car is damaged.  In such circumstances, a person must pull over, check on the other party, and exchange information if any damage or injury occurred. A person must do this even if the accident was not their fault. When a person fails to so, even if they pulled over but didn't share accurate information, they could face criminal charges.  

If you or a loved one are facing hit and run charges in Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Corona or Riverside, you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call me or use the contact form below for a free case evaluation.

Temecula Driving on a Suspended License Attorney

Vehicle Code § 14601, et al. makes it a crime for an individual to drive when they know that their driver's license is suspended.  Driver's licenses are often suspended for:

  1. Excessive points on driver's license;
  2. A mental or physical disability; and/or
  3. A conviction for DUI

The penalties for driving on a suspended license vary depending on why your license was suspended in the first place.  Regardless, you cannot be convicted of driving on a suspended license unless you knew your license was suspended or revoked.  As such, a Riverside County criminal defense attorney may be able to successfully resolve your case based on a lack of knowledge regarding the initial suspension/revocation.  In the alternative, your attorney may be able to challenge the validity of the predicate suspension or argue that you were operating your vehicle within the parameters of a restricted license.  

If you or a loved one are facing a driving on suspended license in n Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Corona or Riverside, you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call me or use the contact form below for a free case evaluation.