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San Fernando Valley DUI Defense Attorney

What DUI Defenses Can Be Used in California?

When you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in California, you are entering a serious situation which most people find intimidating and confusing. Even though you were arrested and charged, our legal system still allows for you to be innocent until proven guilty, and so you still have a chance to fight your charges and win. With the help of the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens, our experienced DUI defense attorney can provide you with an aggressive defense against your charges.

There are many criminal defense tactics familiar to our office that will be used to help avoid the suspension of your license and a DUI conviction. Some of the main areas to bring into question include:

  • What was the probable cause the police officer listed when deciding to pull you over
  • Was the arrest unlawfully made
  • Were the field sobriety tests administered correctly; were the right tests given
  • Was the Breathalyzer test administered properly
  • Has the Breathalyzer machine been working properly, was it accurate and properly maintained
  • Do you have any medical conditions or other interferences which could affect the results

Because there has to have been a justifiable reason for a traffic stop, if there wasn’t one, our firm can challenge the entire basis for you being pulled over in the first place. Administering any tests that will determine your blood alcohol content is one of the main pieces of evidence used against you. If it can be shown that the officer failed to follow exact protocol when testing, or if the Breathalyzer machine had not been properly maintained, again the findings of the test would be deemed invalid. Having a medical condition that could affect the outcome of the tests like allergies, blood insulin levels due to an underlying condition and other factors could effectively cause a false reading.

Driving under the influence of drugs, even prescription drugs, has all of the same consequences as driving under the influence of alcohol. Recent state and federal grants are funding countless prosecutions for driving under the influence of drugs in recent years. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, call a DUI lawyer who understands how to defend you.

With our skilled and knowledgeable staff, we will skillfully defend you during the course of your DMV Hearing as well as your criminal DUI case.

Fighting For Your Rights in Van Nuys and throughout Southern California

When you retain the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens, you will receive the professional services of over 20 years of experience in criminal law. Attorney Vallens and his experienced staff believe in offering you personalized service, taking the time to listen to what happened in your case and determining a viable legal strategy based on the facts. With our legal team at your side, you can feel confident your best defense against your DUI charges will be brought forward and the best results will be achieved.

Contact a San Fernando DUI defense lawyer at our firm when you need an aggressive legal representative to fight your DUI charges.