Oxnard Out of State DUI Defense Attorney
Out of State DUI Defense Lawyer Serving Oxnard and Camarillo
If you are from out of state and have been charged with DUI, you may be wondering of it is worth the trouble of defending against charges. The important thing to know is that if your privileges to drive are suspended here, our DMV will most likely communicate the suspension to your home state. When this occurs, your home state will suspend your license there too. In your home state you may contest the license suspension but will have few defenses as your home state is likely to assume your conviction here was valid. It is wise to contest your charge here where you may raise all defenses. You are urged to contact a Camarillo/Oxnard DUI lawyer.
Your first action is appealing for a DMV hearing. You have 10 days from the date of arrest. At issue is your right to drive in the state. Your attorney will appear at the hearing with you and raise defenses based on illegality of the stop and violations of procedure in the
field sobriety test or chemical test. If you refused to take a chemical test, your attorney will again challenge the stop's legality. The attorney will also raise questions as to whether the officer informed you of the consequences of refusal. The attorney may also defend on grounds that you did not genuinely refuse to take the test.
Defense at Criminal Trial
You also need to deal with a criminal trial on the DUI charges. Your attorney will raise much the same defenses as at the DMV hearing but has the added advantage of being able to cross examine the police officer or technicians involved. Your attorney may able to get the officer or technician to reveal mistakes in procedure. This gives the attorney an opportunity to object to the test results and seek dismissal of charges.
Out of State DUI Defense Lawyer in Oxnard
At Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP we provide zealous defense of DUI charges in the Oxnard and Camarillo area for out of state clients. Our Criminal Defense Department is adept at defending out of state clients' rights. We understand the inconvenience of having to travel from out of state for hearings and make every effort to accommodate your needs. We urge you to contact us for a free consultation. You have only ten days from date of arrest to appeal so do not delay.
Contact an Oxnard Out of State DUI Defense Attorney
at the firm for vigorous defense of your rights.