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There are many outside forces which affect a driver’s motor skills. Nerves and the officer’s human judgment are just an example of a few variables that play a major role in the outcome of Field Sobriety Tests. Study the following information on influences that may affect the outcome of a DUI conviction to build your defense alongside Craig M. Sturm.

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DUI 10-Day Rule

If you are arrested for a DUI, a DMV APS hearing MUST be requested in writing within Ten days of the arrest date. If a hearing is not requested within the first ten days of the arrest, you forfeit your right to challenge the suspension. The arresting officer will confiscate your driver’s license and give you an Order of Suspension/Revocation, which includes a temporary driver’s license for 30 days.

Choosing a DUI Lawyer

Choosing the right lawyer to represent you in your DUI case is an important process. Do not rush to the first lawyer you come across. Remember, you have ten days from the arrest to file for a DMV APS Hearing. During this time, also do your research into DUI attorneys who fit your criteria. Do you want a lawyer from a big firm with multiple assistants, or would an experienced lawyer with a single assistant fit the bill better?

You can be Scott free for a small fee, from a lawyer who knows the business like the back of his hand. There will never be an assistant taking the place of a Certified Lawyer; Craig M. Sturm is the man who will be present in the court house. The individual with the expertise is always the one who presents the information. From initial pro-bono consultation to the final deal, Craig M. Sturm controls every step of the process because he is invested in his client’s success.

Initial screening is free of cost; call in or visit his 1010 Wilshire office for a consultation. Before you dive into the next three years of your life, consult with Sturm and his trusted counterpart. If you put your faith in the hands of a lawyer who has multiple assistants, the one you spoke with may not be the one representing you in court. Get to know Craig; If you’re a good person who got caught in a bad situation, He will recognize your quality and fight for your freedom. We all make mistakes, but we must learn from them and do everything in our power to rectify our bad decisions. Don’t make another bad decision, call Craig M. Sturm today.

Fighting a DUI Charge

Contrary to popular belief, there is much a person can do to defend themselves in a DUI conviction. First and foremost, they must educate themselves through research. It is always the best idea to hire an attorney who specializes in the field. Having the vast knowledge of a trained professional on your side can be the difference between having a case dismissed and being convicted. You can rest assured that Craig M. Sturm will do everything in his power to find a loophole in your case. A few DUI Defenses that he presents are: the standardized Field Sobriety Tests were not properly administered, an inherent error in the DUI Blood and Breath Tests took place, the police officer lacked justification for the traffic stop, your breath temperature could have altered the results and a number of other defenses which can be applied in your favor.

Field Sobriety Tests

When you get pulled over, if the officer suspects you’ve been drinking, he or she will ask you to step out of your car and perform a series of Field Sobriety Tests. These tests include standing on one leg, touching your nose, walking a straight line, reciting the alphabet and standing stationary while you follow his or her finger with your eyes. Here, authorities are checking for delayed reactions, nystagmus, lack of balance and any other tale tell signs of inebriation. If the officer decides you are under the influence based off of your performance in the Field Sobriety Tests, an arrest will be made and an eventual breathalyzer test will be administered, assuming that you refused the initial breathalyzer.

Remain calm during the entire traffic stop. DUI arrests are made multiple times a day and these DUI charges can be beat in the event that there is faulty evidence, improper issuance of tests are held or that there is overall negligence on the officer’s part. Arm yourself with a knowledgeable lawyer who can ensure a victory in your case, saving your driving record, license, time and effort.

Breath Test Program

Being certified as a breathalyzer instructor gives Craig M. Sturm the competitive advantage. He knows the machines and techniques used, thus he is aware of which errors could have occurred during the test. The Breath Test Program measures your blood alcohol content. It is possible that the BAC taken in the field could be lower than the BAC taken in the precinct, given the fact that alcohol takes an average of three hours to fully pass through your system. The increased number of DUI traffic stops and arrests means more and more officers are being rapidly trained in administering Breath Tests. The best defense would be to have an attorney on your side that is also certified in these Breath Tests. Craig M. Sturm is a true specialist

The DUI Book

There is endless literature out there which one can use to educate themselves on DUI rights, laws and penalties. Given the nature of our history and the increased focus on DUI traffic stops, it is a good idea for everyone to familiarize themselves with the laws. Keep in mind that DUI traffic laws vary from state to state and that there is an interstate pact which makes it impossible to run from your conviction. Bottom line is if you drink and drive, you risk the chance of being stopped and convicted for a DUI. Don’t gamble, know your rights and keep yourself protected.

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Recent DUI Case WINS

  • A. Nunez - BAC .10% - DUI Dismissed w/Suppression Motion
  • Dr. T - BAC .12% - DUI Dismissed in Trial
  • C.O - BAC .16% - DUI Dismissed PNC to Dry Reckless
  • G. Scott - BAC .09% - DUI Dismissed PNC to Speed Ex
  • N. Jaraba - BAC .09% - Dismissal
  • S. Gomez - BAC .25% - DUI Dismissed

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