Southern California DUI Attorney
Facing DUI charges in Norwalk, Bellflower, Long Beach, or Cypress?
Seeing those flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror is one
the most nerve-wracking experiences a driver can go through, especially
when he or she has done nothing wrong. Police officers are tasked with
helping keep drunk drivers off the road, but mistakes can be made that
result in a wrongful arrest for driving under the influence (DUI).
If you have been charged with DUI, a criminal defense attorney from Gibbons
& Gibbons can provide the defense you need. Contact us now to get started!
We serve clients in North Orange County, Downey, and Bellflower Courts,
including clients from cities such as
When can an officer pull you over for DUI?
Before an officer can pull you over under suspicion of drunk driving, the
officer must have witnessed signs of intoxication or must have been tipped
off by a witness.
Signs of drunk driving can include any of the following:
- Turning abruptly or illegally
- Drifting in and out of traffic lanes
- Erratic braking
- Slow response to traffic signals
Random DUI stops are unlawful and can be grounds for a defense. Additionally, an officer must have solid evidence of intoxication before
making an arrest such as failed field sobriety tests or a blood alcohol
content (BAC) reading of 0.08% or higher.
Field sobriety tests and BAC tests can both yield inaccurate results for
various reasons. If you are nervous or tired, or if you have a medical
condition that affects your balance or motor skills, you could fail a
field sobriety test even when you are sober. Breathalyzer and lab tests
could result in a false BAC reading if the machine was not properly calibrated
or if the blood sample was contaminated. Our firm can thoroughly investigate
your DUI stop, DUI investigation, and blood test results
to build a strong defense.
DUI Penalties in California
While a first-time DUI can land you in jail for a few days and result in
a fine of up to $1,000, a fourth or subsequent DUI is a felony that could
land you in prison. A conviction for DUI also can result in a suspended
driver's license for a year or more and an ignition interlock device
may be installed in your vehicle to prevent you from driving under the
Consult a Southern California DUI Lawyer - (562) 275-7101
Gibbons & Gibbons has represented countless clients facing all kinds
of criminal charges. From misdemeanors to felonies,
we can fight your charges and protect your driving privileges.
Contact us today to request your free initial consultation and discuss your options
with a lawyer from our firm!