San Jose DUI Lawyer
Overview of Drunk Driving Charges
If you have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol in San Jose, your first step should be to get in touch with a criminal defense attorney from our office. Driving under the influence (DUI) is defined as operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Throughout the country, it is illegal to drive with a
blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher. If you are found to have high levels of alcohol in your system, you could be immediately placed under arrest. In California, DUI could be charged either as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the case. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, you could have to spend up to a year in jail. If you are charged with a felony, it could mean years in prison as well as counting as a strike under California's Three Strikes Law.
Contact a San Jose DUI attorney from our office!
At the Law Offices of Thomas F. Mueller, our San Jose DUI lawyers represent people charged with driving under the influence throughout Northern California. Even if you are charged with a felony DUI, there are defenses that we can use to protect you. We can question the proper use and calibration of a Breathalyzer machine, the authority of a breath test, the legality of the traffic stop, and the field sobriety testing procedure used.
The state has the burden to prove the accuracy of this evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. With our skilled defense lawyers at your side, you may even have the chance to get alternative sentencing, such as treatment or counseling, or have your case dismissed altogether. Penalties for a California DUI conviction grow more severe every year. It is important to contact a San Jose DUI lawyer who will uphold the law and work diligently to get the best possible outcome for your case, no matter if you have a child facing an
underage DUI, if you are personally facing your second DUI or if you need assistance with your