The consequences of a DUI conviction are serious and can haunt you forever. Consult with the DUI attorneys of Thomas Hogan Law Office Fresno if you have been charged with a DUI. We will scrutinize the facts and circumstances of your arrest and check for violations in the procedures. We will check to see if your constitutional rights have been violated. Based on the lapses in the procedure followed by the police our Fresno DUI attorneys will develop a defense strategy.
DUI in Fresno, CA: Fight the Charge
The DUI attorneys in Fresno are aware of the local laws and regulations. We know the procedures you have to go through if you have been charged with a DUI. We know how to oppose the charges against you and to protect your rights. We will ensure that you get a fair trail as guaranteed by the United States constitution. You cannot use denial as defense against a DUI charge. A well planned defense strategy is needed to get you out of the mess. Most evidences in a DUI case are subjective and not based on any scientific evidence.
DUI Defense in Fresno, CA: Right to Remain Silent
If you have been asked by a police officer whether you have been drinking, you should remain silent. Exercise your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. Anything you say can be used against you. Our Fresno DUI attorneys will object to the police using your answers as evidence against you in the court. The police must give the Miranda warnings before questioning you. Generally, in case of a DUI arrest, the police seldom read out the Miranda warnings. In the absence of Miranda warnings, the police cannot question you and if they do question you they cannot use the answer to incriminate you.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Test
The police officer may inform you that it is impossible to avoid conviction if the results of your blood test reveal a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more. The results of a blood test can be opposed. There are many factors that can affect the results of a blood test. The test is conducted in a laboratory. It is possible that the laboratory did not follow the stated procedures for the testing. Laboratory technicians are humans and it is possible for humans to make mistakes. The DUI attorneys in our Fresno office have years of experience in successfully challenging the blood test results.
Constitutional Validity of the DUI Stop
Our Fresno office DUI attorneys will scrutinize the DUI stop to see if it is constitutional. There must be probable cause for the officer to stop you. The police will generally refer to erratic driving as a probable cause. Intoxication is not the only cause of erratic driving. While erratic driving may result in a traffic violation, it cannot be the grounds for a DUI case. The police will also rely on the physical appearances to determine sufficient cause but the physical appearances generally associated with intoxication can be caused by other factors such as fatigue, allergies and other medical conditions. Your speech may be blurred because you are nervous. Contact the Thomas Hogan Law Office Fresno today.
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I was in a difficult situation and needed a reputable and trustworthy lawyer to represent me in court against a government agency. I am glad I made an appointment to meet Tom Hogan in his office. The entire office staff is very courteous and professional. Tom Hogan is very likeable, he has a good sense of humor, and my anxiety went away after talking to him for a few minutes. He listened intently on what I had to say and gathered information by asking me several questions pertaining to my case. He has great attention to details. I was able to understand better my predicament after he explained the situation I am in so I decided on day 1 that he is the lawyer I am looking for. He showed up on all my court dates and stood for me against seemingly insurmountable odds. For those who are summoned to appear in court by the government, I guess you can relate… you are in between a hard place and a rock. His arguments turned around the case in my favor. The last court appearance went like a blur and I was still in disbelief as we are walking out of the court house. I asked him, what is going on? He responded ” We won. They are not going to bother you anymore.”Joe Stockton
Mr. Hogan took a personal interest in helping me with my legal issue. It was refreshing to find a lawyer that did not treat you like a number. He asked all the necessary questions so that he could properly represent me. He obviously has a lot of experience and it showed in how he handled my case. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hogan to any of my friends for legal assistance.Al M. Modesto
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