If you have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Placer County there are a few tips that you should follow to minimize the effects of your arrest. Often, a layman that does not know the system will be steam-rolled by the District Attorney in Court. There are many defenses to Driving Under the Influence charges that the unrepresented defendant will not know. For instance, if you have taken a blood test, it is often beneficial to have your blood sample re-tested. If your result comes out higher, no one will ever know, but if your results come out lower, your attorney can present this evidence to the District Attorney to demonstrate that you may not have been driving with as high a level as previously thought.

Sometimes because of your pattern of drinking you may have had less alcohol in your system at the time of driving than you did two hours later when you were tested. This defense is called the rising blood alcohol defense. It may be beneficial for you and your attorney to consult with a scientific alcohol expert who can analyze your level of intoxication at the time of driving.

Also, you should be aware of the opportunity to request a hearing in regards to your license suspension before the Department of Motor Vehicles. Your license will not be suspended until after a decision on your hearing, but you must request the hearing within ten days of your arrest or the suspension will remain in effect.

If you need any help in fighting your D.U.I. case please do not hesitate to contact Placer County D.U.I. attorney, Former Superior Court Commissioner, David P. Foos.

Retired Commissioner Foos has over thirty years experience in dealing with D.U.I. cases. Many of these years were spent on the Superior Court bench where he heard D.U.I. cases on an everyday basis. Since retiring from the bench Commissioner Foos has represented many individuals who have been accused of driving under the influence and Commissioner Foos knows all the angles in providing to you the best representation possible. David Foos can be contacted at dfoos@bowmanandassoc.com or by telephone at (916) 9232-2800.