Oxnard Federal DUI Defense Attorney
Federal DUI Defense Lawyer Serving Oxnard and Camarillo
If a driver is stopped for DUI on a military base or National Park, the driver is under federal jurisdiction. The driver will be tried in the federal court on federal DUI charges. DUI is a Class B federal felony and punishable by a $5,000 fine and 6 months in jail and license suspension. If the driver refuses to submit to a chemical test such a as breath test, the driver is subject to a 6 month jail term, a fine and license suspension under the Implied Consent law. If you have been arrested for federal DUI or for violation of the Implied Consent law, you need strong defense against charges. You are urged to contact a Camarillo/Oxnard DUI lawyer.
Oxnard Federal DUI Defense Lawyer
At Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP we aggressively defend clients charged with Federal DUI charges. Our Criminal Defense Department is composed of highly experienced DUI attorneys familiar with DUI defenses. Where evidence shows that the police did not have grounds to stop the client in the first place we move to suppress the evidence. We are also quick to spot violations of testing procedure for alcohol or drug impairment. The U.S. Attorney then has no choice but to dismiss the case in many cases.
Invalidating Breath Test Results
Military police and park service police use breath tests to establish DUI. The suspect is asked to blow into the breathalyzer. If the machine shows .08 BAC, the suspect is charged with DUI. As defense attorneys, we look for grounds to challenge this result. If our client has a physical condition, burps, vomits or suffers from a cold or fever, the result is unreliable. We also check to see if the breathalyzer has been calibrated recently.
Defense of Implied Consent Law Violations
We defend these charges by first addressing the legality of the stop. If the police did not have probable cause to believe the client had broken the law, they have no legal grounds to make the stop. This renders evidence inadmissible. Other defenses concern whether the police clearly explained the consequences of refusing to take the breath or other test and whether the client truly refused to take the test.
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