VENTURA DRUNK DRIVING LAWYER—HELP WITH DUI ARREST
A DUI arrest in Ventura is subject to California criminal law. From the moment of arrest, individuals should be read their Miranda rights, which include the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. The chances are that, to avoid the possibility of license suspension, you agreed to a Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS), so test results already potentially serve as evidence against you. But by exercising your right to counsel and retaining an experienced Ventura drunk driving law attorney from Morgan Law Firm, you are assured of obtaining the benefits of the best possible defense for your case.
How to exercise your rights after an arrest
The acts of remaining silent and waiting for a chance to call DUI law firms are not equivalent to exercising your Miranda rights. By law, the police do not have to stop questioning until you explicitly state that you want to remain silent—and you want all questioning to stop. You must also specifically request the opportunity to call an attorney.
If the police in Ventura or anywhere in California continue questioning and you answer just one question, your response can legally be interpreted as waiving your Miranda rights. The only statements you should make are to assert your right to remain silent, your desire to stop all questioning, and your right to an attorney.
How our drunk driving law attorneys defend DUI charges
When you retain a drunk driving defense attorney from Morgan Law Firm in Ventura, your defense begins from the moment we arrive at your side. We protect your rights during all questioning by ensuring all questions are within legal guidelines—and by advising you before you respond. We remain with you throughout the legal process to represent you in all hearings, negotiate settlement agreements when appropriate, and conduct our own investigations to build your case.
If you are accused of liability under the assumption that your drunk driving caused an accident in Ventura, you need our help more than ever. Even if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, a collision can just as easily be caused by another driver who was speeding or distracted. Our attorneys know how to fight preconceived notions in these serious cases.
It may seem like the cards are stacked against you when a PAS test already reveals a BAC above the legal limit. In fact, tests based on breathing into a tube are not always considered to be accurate for many reasons—the equipment itself is often prone to erroneous results and the methods used to conduct the test may substandard as well. Refusing to submit to a PAS test is not considered a chemical test refusal, because the PAS Breathalyzer is not the official device used for chemical tests after arrest.
Seek experienced Ventura drunk driving law attorneys
At Morgan Law Firm, our criminal defense lawyers are experts in defending clients involved with all types of criminal offenses. We have local offices throughout Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, so you will be represented by a lawyer who is familiar with the local criminal judges and prosecutors. We also offer payment plans to help our criminal defense clients with the costs of their legal services. Contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Morgan Law Firm at (805) 529-3476 today to find out how we can help you.