Fighting For Your Rights
Build A Strong Defense Against DUI Charges
Drunk driving charges do not discriminate. They happen to people from all walks of life. While a drunk driving or DUI allegation can feel like the end of the world, there are defenses available, and an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you protect your rights every step of the way.
I am attorney Steven A. Chase, and I have been providing criminal defense services to people throughout South San Francisco and San Mateo County for more than 45 years. I understand that a drunk driving charge can feel overwhelming. I am here to help shoulder the burden and do everything I can to minimize the potential consequences of such a charge. To schedule a free initial consultation, call me at 650-376-0864.
Assert Your Rights, Challenge The Evidence
It can be tempting to simply plead guilty to a charge of drunk driving and move on with your life, especially if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was measured at or above the legal limit of .08. However, your BAC is not necessarily the final word. It may still be possible to defend against your charges on any number of grounds.
For example, if the Breathalyzer test or another type of BAC test was administered improperly, the results may be inadmissible. If the Breathalyzer machine was not calibrated properly, the results may be challenged. It may be possible that the police never had probable cause to make a traffic stop in the first place, which may result in the entire case being dismissed. I will thoroughly explore the circumstances surrounding your arrest and challenge the evidence against you at every turn.
There Are Two Parts To A DUI Charge
There is both a criminal and a civil component to a DUI or drunk driving charge in California. The civil portion involves an automatic suspension of your driver’s license upon your arrest. The length of the suspension will vary depending on a number of different factors, but if you wish to regain your privileges before your suspension has run its course, you will need to apply for reinstatement.
At Law Office of Steven A. Chase, I can handle both criminal and civil portions of your DUI charge. I know how difficult it can be to carry out even the most basic of daily activities without a motor vehicle. I will fight to help you get your driver’s license reinstated as soon as possible.