Attorney Scott R. Cadzow: Protecting those Charged with a CA DUI
Have you or a family member been charged with a DUI in Orange County? Please contact me, attorney Scott R. Cadzow, immediately for a free, confidential consultation. I am available 24 hours and will respond quickly.
The California DUI laws are very complicated. Drunk driving is treated as a very serious criminal offense that can result in DUI sentences of large fines, a suspended license, required attendance at alcohol education courses, installation of an ignition lock device on any vehicle you drive, and in many cases, a jail sentence.
Select the Best Attorney for Your Drunk Driving Case
You want your charge handled properly by an experienced DUI defense attorney. I will provide you with all of the following:
- Excellent advice
- A fast-responding, skillful defense that fully protects your rights in your DUI case
- My detailed understanding of California DUI law and what legal defenses are best raised in each situation
- My superb negotiating skills and aggressive courtroom representation abilities based on 25 years of experience:
- Successfully defending against drunk driving and drugged driving charges
- Successfully negotiating and advocating to have DUI charges reduced or dismissed, and DUI sentences modified or reduced.
If you or a member of your family has been charged with DUI, call me, attorney Scott R. Cadzow, for:
- A free legal consultation
- 24/7 availability with quick response
- Reasonable fees with credit cards accepted
- Law offices in Orange County or Vista, whichever is closer to you.
Top Criminal Defense for DUI Charges
Even good drivers can find themselves facing a DUI. If you have an otherwise good driving record or other factors in your life indicating that you are a stable and productive person, a skilled DUI attorney will use these to negotiate for a reduction of charges and lower penalties. However, a good DUI attorney also knows that there are flaws in many DUI charges, and that technical defenses can offer significant negotiating leverage with the prosecutor and can make a difference when a case goes to trial.
For example, where the charge is driving under the influence – i.e., being impaired by alcohol or drugs:
- The evidence of “impairment” may have been explainable by other factors: for example, the odor of alcohol by drinking O’Doul’s or another beer extremely low in alcohol; speeding by inattention; weaving by talking on a cell phone; and so on
- Your conduct after being pulled over may have shown you were not impaired. For example, you could walk a straight line, speak clearly, answer questions without hesitating, and follow directions.
- Your appearance – red face, bloodshot eyes, and so on – could have been accounted for by other factors, such as you having spent the day at the beach, or swimming.
- There may have been no good reason for the officer to pull you over in the first place, making your arrest invalid.
And where the charge is for having a blood alcohol of .08 or higher:
- The evidence may show that the officer did not follow all the technical legal requirements in administering and handling the test – whether Breathalyzer or blood – for alcohol
- The Breathalyzer or other breath-test instrument may have been incorrectly calibrated or had some other technical error
- The Breathalyzer may not have had a proper sample from your breath if your breath temperature was outside of the normal range
- Your breath test may have been inaccurate because it was done long enough after your actual driving that additional alcohol had time to be absorbed into your bloodstream. (This defense is important if your Breathalyzer test shows that you were at or just above the .08 legal limit, and the evidence shows that you had an alcoholic drink just a short time before you were pulled over.)
- You may have a medical condition, such as gastric reflux, that artificially raised the test results
- Shortly before you were pulled over, you may have used mouthwash or mouth spray containing alcohol, which would artificially raise the test results.
These are just a few examples of valid DUI defenses; there are potentially many more, depending on the facts and circumstances. There is no reason for you to enter a quick guilty plea when you may have a good legal defense. It is always worth talking to an experienced DUI sentencing attorney to find out if you can benefit from having an experienced lawyer negotiate for you to receive reduced charges and/or penalties, or by bringing court motions or taking your case to trial.
Available 24/7, Free Consultation, Reasonable Fees, Credit Cards Accepted
If you or a family member has been charged with a DUI, please contact me, attorney Scott R. Cadzow, for a knowledgeable, careful, and concerned DUI defense. I have over 25 years of experience as a DUI defense lawyer in Orange County and the rest of Southern California. I have the legal skills and experience needed to provide you with the best and strongest defense against DUI charges. I can meet with you at my Newport Beach attorney office in Orange County or my office in Vista, whichever is closer to you. I offer reasonable fees and accept credit cards.
Your case is important to me. I provide a free consultation and am available 24/7. I will respond quickly.
For Fast DUI Help, Call: (949) 697-5278