Officers use field sobriety tests (FSTs) as a strategy to determine whether to arrest a driver for driving under the influence. FSTs gather evidence against the driver about: Balance Coordination Attention So, can you can refuse a field sobriety test in California without consequence? Refusing a Field Sobriety Test in California In California, there is … Continue reading
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If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI in San Jose or the Bay Area, the arresting officer is required to inform you of your rights regarding BAC tests. With the stress of the situation, you may overlook some key nuances to the implied consent law. According to California Vehicle Code, if you have … Continue reading
The state of California has a three strikes sentencing law that relates to the state’s criminal justice system. Enacted in 1994, California decided to create a new set of sentencing regulations that would specify what would happen to criminals who have committed multiple crimes. The Three Strikes law’s purpose is to discourage people from executing … Continue reading
Depending on the circumstances, you may have to face multiple penalties if you are convicted of a DUI in California. The aggravating and mitigating factors of your case will have to come into play if your conviction results from a jury verdict or plea bargain. The maximum and minimum penalties available to you, however, will … Continue reading
One major component of being arrested and convicted for a DUI is the standardized field sobriety test. These tests, also known as FSTs, are designed by law enforcement officials to record your balance, coordination and eye movement as evidence of your intoxication. After taking a breathalyzer test, an FST is the next step of the … Continue reading