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Getting a DUI in Chula Vista

If you have been arrested in Chula Vista, California for a misdemeanor DUI, you were likely charged with VC 23152(a) and VC 23152(b). If you have a prior DUI, the charges may also include VC 23540. If you have received three or more DUIs within ten years, charges may be elevated to Felony DUI, VC 23153 and VC 23550. VC 23152(e) and VC 23152(f) are charged when drugs and/or marijuana are alleged.

When arrested for a DUI, it is imperative that you contact an experienced DUI attorney. The consequences of a conviction may include jail time, probation, fines, driver’s license suspension, public work service, installation of an Ignition Interlock Device, and additional penalties.

There may be numerous defenses that an experienced DUI attorney can argue on your behalf to aggressively fight the DUI allegations.

Those defenses may include challenging the basis for the stop; for example, were there traffic violations, erratic or unusual driving, or equipment violations; challenging the length of the detention, and challenging the probable cause to justify the arrest. Arguments will be made in court to have evidence suppressed (thrown out) if law enforcement violated your rights.

Additional defenses may be applicable to your case – for example, did you refuse to take the blood or breath test, VC 23612, and how can we defend your rights, because the consequences for refusal can be severe.

If you have been charged with a Chula Vista, California, call Kern Law, APC today. We provide a confidential consultation.