Evidence in DUI Cases
Learn from an Experienced Fresno DUI Attorney
If you have been arrested for DUI, it is essential that you speak with a lawyer from The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch right away. It is vital that you understand you are not guilty until you are convicted or unless you plead guilty. You should never admit to anything, enter a plea, or answer questions until your Fresno DUI defense lawyer is present.
Types of Field Sobriety Tests
There are a variety of different field sobriety tests which a police officer may ask you to do during an arrest. It is important to realize that you are not required to participate in these tests, but you will likely be asked to take a breath or blood test if you refuse. Many of these tests are not standardized and are not proven to be 100% effective, which can lead to less than accurate results.
A few examples of the most common field sobriety tests include:
- One-leg stand
- Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
- Walk and turn
Blood & Breath Testing for DUI
The breathalyzer is the most common type of testing method used in DUI cases. In order to be accurate, the breathalyzer equipment must be properly administered and calibrated. Even if they are used the right way, there is still a high percent of room for error. There are many factors which need to be taken into consideration, including alcohol absorption and peak alcohol levels. Chemical tests are complex and you may test at a higher level than is accurate.
Challenge DUI Evidence with a Former Prosecutor!
There are many effective defense strategies which we may employ, depending on the circumstances of your case. Our goal is to gather sufficient evidence and information about your charges to come to an understanding of your legal options. With more than 18 years of experience in the field of DUI defense, we have helped many clients like yourself mitigate punishments, reduce charges, and beat DUI charges.
Contact a proven Fresno criminal defense lawyer with experience as a former prosecutor from our firm today at (559) 484-2112 for a free consultation.