Many people have their first encounter with law enforcement and the criminal justice system when arrested and charged with DUI. Whether the arrest took place after a stop at a roadside checkpoint over the holidays, due to a traffic violation, or in another type of traffic stop, before you plead guilty you should understand everything about your options for defending against the charges.
Law enforcement throughout the areas of Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta and Hemet are given the task of identifying and arresting any person believed to be operating their vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Over holidays, the police presence is increased, and many people in recent weeks were arrested and charged with a DUI offense. There is one factor that must be fully understood – an arrest may not mean a conviction. Your case may have flaws, and the errors could be serious enough that the charges could be dropped. You owe it to yourself to find out about your actual options before you make the decision to plead guilty. What if you actually were below the legal limit but the testing device had been improperly calibrated? What if the police illegally stopped you, as you were not driving dangerously? There are a number of ways that a DUI offense can be successfully defended, but each case must be reviewed carefully to come to a decision.
Any attorney that represents the accused in DUI charges must take the time to engage in a full analysis of every piece of evidence that led to the arrest. Law enforcement makes mistakes. Testing devices can be faulty. Rights can be violated. You could have a viable defense case, and you deserve to find out what can be done to help you defend against the charge.
Attorney Nicolai Cocis and his firm, the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis, represents the criminally accused throughout the cities of Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Hemet, Banning, Corona and Riverside in DUI defense and other criminal charges.