About DUI Arrests in Kern County
Kern County DUI Lawyer
There are particular steps that are associated with most
DUI arrests and criminal charges in the Kern County area. Understanding these
and contacting an attorney as soon as possible after your arrest can help
ensure the protection of your legal rights and interests when you need
it most. Following is a basic outline of a standard
- A police officer observes or receives a tip of a driver who is driving
erratically (swerving in and out of a lane, violating traffic laws, driving
too slowly, etc.)
- The officer turns on the siren and pulls the driver over to the side of
the road, where he or she asks for license and registration.
- At this time, the officer will also observe the driver for outward signs
of intoxication (slurred speech, the smell of alcohol, bloodshot eyes,
etc.). The officer may ask the driver if he or she has been drinking or
where he or she was going.
Depending on the officer's observations of the driver, he or she may
ask the driver to step out of the vehicle and perform
field sobriety tests.
Field sobriety tests are administered to determine whether a driver's
abilities are impaired by alcohol or
- Depending on performance on field sobriety tests, statements the driver
may have made and the officer's observations of the driver, the officer
may make an arrest for DUI at this point.
After the driver is arrested for DUI in Kern County, he or she will be
taken to the police station where law enforcement will request that he
or she take a
breath or blood test to determine his or her blood alcohol concentration.
The evidence obtained in a DUI arrest will typically provide the primary
foundation for the government's case against you. Make sure you have
a skilled lawyer to counter this evidence and testimony by the arresting
officer at every stage of your case.
Kern County DUI Attorney at our firm today.