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Are Breathalyzers always accurate?

If authorities pull you over on suspicion of drunk driving in California, you can expect that the law enforcement official who does so will ask that you submit to a breath test using a device called a Breathalyzer. When properly used and maintained, Breathalyzers are often accurate, but there are a number of outside circumstances that can impact accuracy. Because the repercussions associated with drinking and driving are so severe, you want to be sure that there is no question about the validity of the results of your breath test.

What you should know about field sobriety tests

November marks the beginning of the holiday season. For you and other Californians, this time of year can include office parties and get-togethers at restaurants or bars. Whatever your occasion for celebrating, alcohol might be a part of your festivities. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Matthew C. Bishop, Inc., feel it is important to remind you that regardless of how responsible you are about your drinking, you might find yourself facing drunk driving charges, even if you had not been drinking enough to qualify for a DUI.

Can your field sobriety test be used in court?

As a California resident facing DUI charges, you'll want to understand everything you can about DUI laws so you may successfully protect yourself. We at the Law Offices of Matthew C. Bishop, INC, work to provide you with information you can use that will help you defend your position in court.

How can DUI convictions negatively impact your life?

California residents like you who are facing DUI accusations will need strong representation. At the Law Offices of Matthew C. Bishop, Inc., we provide you with information that's crucial to your understanding of how dire this situation could be, and exactly why you need that representation.

California crash may be due to drunk driving

A 58-year-old man is facing serious charges following a car accident police believe may have been caused by intoxication. California Highway Patrol arrested the man on Aug. 6 after the accident that injured two people, including the driver. He now stands charged with drunk driving but was released for treatment at a local hospital. 

What is the legal BAC level in California?

California is serious about cracking down on drunk drivers. As stated in the California Driver Handbook, if you are an adult driver in California who is pulled over by a law enforcement officer on suspicion of driving under the influence and your blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent or higher, you can be arrested. The officer also may take your driver’s license, give you an order of suspension and issue you a 30-day temporary license.

Ways the police may determine you're drunk

California is cracking down on driving while under the influence, or DUI cases. With their strict penalties and careful monitoring of the roads, some drivers may find it beneficial to know exactly what they're looking for when they try to determine whether or not a driver may be drunk.

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