If you have been arrested for DUI in Oakland, contact Thomas Hogan Law Office. The DUI law is complex and not every attorney understands the complex nature of DUI laws. You will need an attorney who is trained in DUI law. Our Oakland DUI attorneys are well versed in it. They have the skills and expertise required to get the charges against you dropped. Working with an attorney who knows DUI laws inside-out is the best way to get a DUI charge dropped.
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Oakland DUI Stop
You may not know how to defend a charge, but the DUI attorneys of Thomas Hogan Law Office Oakland know the many ways to defeat such. In fact our attorneys can challenge the validity of the DUI check post. If the check post itself is illegal, the case against you will fall flat on its face. Our attorneys will review the reason for the stop and determine whether there was probable cause for the police to stop you. There must be a certain level of suspicion to stop you vehicle and to conduct a check on you otherwise it amounts to invasion of privacy. Our attorneys know when if a DUI stop is unconstitutional. If the stop has been proven to be unconstitutional, the charges against you must be dropped.
Oakland DUI: FSTs and Breath Analyzer
The results of a breath analyzer test cannot be conclusive evidence of DUI. The Oakland DUI attorneys of Thomas Hogan Law Office will challenge the method of administration of the test. The calibration and maintenance of the breath analyzer can also be challenged. Our Oakland DUI attorneys will question the officer on his or her training and skills on using the breath analyzer. The police routinely use field sobriety tests (FSTs) to determine if a person is under the influence. Generally the field sobriety test will be recorded on the administering officer’s dash cam. However a person’s age and medical conditions can affect the results of a field sobriety test.
Blood Alcohol Concentration Test
If you have been given a blood test and the result shows that your blood alcohol concentration is 0.08% or more, the DUI attorneys at our Oakland location will challenge the accuracy of the report. It would take time for the blood to absorb alcohol. The important factor in a DUI case is the blood alcohol concentration at the time of driving and not the blood alcohol concentration at the time of the test. Usually, there is a time gap from the initial DUI stop and the subsequent blood test, our DUI attorneys can successfully argue that your blood alcohol concentration was less than the legal level when you were driving but had increased by the time you took the test.
Hiring An Attorney
Our Oakland office DUI attorneys can help you if you have been charged with a DUI. We can review your case and build a defense plan. Never hire any attorney. Legally, the law does not require individuals to have an attorney represent them in a DUI hearing. But, if you insist on defending yourself, the chances of being found guilty are much higher. The court will not consider the fact that you are an average Joe and that you do not understand the court procedures. You are expected to know the law. If you do not challenge the prosecution’s evidence and witness testimony, then you will be found guilty.
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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
When I decided to get married he established my pre-nup. Since I had no idea how or what to put into it he was able to advise me on thing I would have never thought about. then 8 years later I needed a legal separation. Since the pre-nup was very detailed it made the legal separation quick and easy. Tom is very knowledgeable and is very understanding. I appreciate that he is tough when he needs to be but at the same time sensitive to the situation. He won’t just tell you what you want to hear but is honest and tell you how the law looks at things. I recommend Tom to anyone that needs a lawyer!Jeri E. Modesto
Mr. Hogan and his staff were a pleasure to work with. I consulted with them regarding a potential IRS tax issue. They answered all my questions gave me invaluable advise. I am sleeping much better at night since my stress has been diminished. Thank you Mr. Hogan.Evelyn M. Modesto
If you need an attorney with a keen understanding of financial matters, look no further than Tom Hogan. Mr. Hogan deserves the gold star for his accomplishments as an attorney and CPA. I never expected to ever find an attorney as competent, caring and driven as Mr. Hogan. As soon as Tom took on my case, he was determined to help me. He immediately plowed through the reams of documents pertaining to my case, financial and legal, and honed in on the critical pieces.Roberta C. Modesto
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