Driving under the influence (also known as driving while intoxicated) is one of the most common criminal offenses in California. It can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on several factors. Even as a misdemeanor it has several consequences in many aspects of a person's life; a DUI conviction can affect your liberty, finances, driving privileges, employment, and even immigration status.
Many people believe that you can only be charged only if your blood alcohol level (BAC) exceeds .08 percent. However, even if your BAC is below this limit you can be charged with driving under the influence if a peace officer determines that your driving was affected by alcohol. You can also be charged with driving under the influence of drugs. It makes no difference if the drug was legal or illegal to possess. You can be charged even if you have a prescription.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles Today
In many cases, when you have an alibi and compelling evidence proving the same, our criminal defense attorney at Law Offices of Vivian N. Szawarc in Los Angeles can help you put the information together and either persuade the prosecutor to drop the charges or a jury to acquit you of the charge(s). The prosecutor can present evidence, however, that undermines an alibi defense, and that is why regardless of whether you have a strong alibi or not, you need a strong criminal defense lawyer in California.
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