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What to Expect if You’re Pulled Over for Drunk Driving

In San Jose, drunk driving charges are referred to as DUI (driving under the influence). A DUI is a serious charge and can lead to life-altering consequences, such as jail time, suspension of one’s license, steep fines, and a tarnished criminal record.

If you are facing a DUI charge in San Jose, it is advisable to seek professional legal help immediately. The talented criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. are dedicated to protecting your rights and livelihood, and can help you build a case that will challenge each and every aspect of the charges posed against you.

Drunk Driving Tests

When an officer pulls a driver over for suspected drunk driving, he or she will be looking for impairment of mental and physical faculties to the point of danger, or a blood alcohol content higher than .08. In addition to a breathalyzer test, the driver will be asked to submit to a number of tests, including:

  • Focusing on the officer’s moving finger
  • Walking in a straight line heel to toe, and then turning and walking back along the same line
  • Standing on one leg with arms at the sides, and counting up from 1,000

Although officers are fairly adept at detecting intoxication, none of these field tests have proven to be 100% accurate. Furthermore, the above list does not include every type of sobriety test that an officer may perform.

Contact a San Jose DUI Defense Attorney Today

If you are facing a DUI charge, it is imperative to get in contact with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., our attorneys can help explain your rights and work with you to build a strong defense intended to protect the integrity of your personal and professional future. To discuss the specifics of your case with a San Jose DUI defense attorney, please call our office today at (408) 296-4100.

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