Frequently Asked Questions on DUI Charges
Answers from Our Fresno DUI Attorney
When it comes to DUI arrests, not all cases are made equal. There is a wide range of different situations which can lead to arrests and the charges you face heavily depend on the details of the alleged crime. No matter what type of DUI charges you are facing, it is vital that you retain the services of a skilled Fresno criminal defense lawyer with experience as a former prosecutor. At The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch, we are prepared to defend all types of DUI charges.
Will I Need to Go to Hearings?
Yes, there are a variety of different hearings which take place after a DUI arrest. This includes the criminal court hearing, a DMV hearing to discuss your license and right to drive, and an administrative hearing. We are here to represent you in all hearings.
Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test?
Technically you can refuse a field sobriety test (FST). Field sobriety tests have not been proven to be 100% accurate. There are only three standardized tests and even these can lead to false results if other factors are involved, such as exhaustion.
Can I Refuse a Chemical Test?
It is not advisable that you refuse a chemical test, as this can lead to further consequences and the immediate suspension or revocation of your license. If you are asked to take a blood or breath test, you should do so.
Do I Need a Fresno DUI Lawyer?
If you have been charged with a DUI, it is important that you have a highly experienced Fresno criminal defense lawyer on your side. We can represent you every step of the way and fight for your driving privileges.
What if I Have a Previous Conviction?
If you have a previous conviction of DUI on your record, it is even more important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Previous convictions generally mean that the charges and sentence can be much more severe.
Please call our office now at (559) 484-2112 to make an appointment for a free consultation.