Our team at The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, APLC has handled many DUI cases involving motor vehicle accidents. Our experience has taught us that in some situations, sober drivers are falsely accused of DUI because of their reactions after the collision.
When a person is involved in an accident, they may immediately become disoriented and confused as a result of injuries or the accident itself. If a person has never been involved in an accident before, they may react in a way that could possibly lead an officer on the scene to believe that they are intoxicated. When asked to complete a field sobriety test, the individual may be so nervous and shaken up from the accident that they are unable to comply.
While common suggests that these behaviors are a normal reaction to a car accident, a police officer may blame it on alcohol or drugs. After being arrested and taken back to the station, you may be asked to take a breath or chemical test. Again, being disoriented and unsure of what is truly going on, you may refuse the test. Again, an officer will take this as a sign of intoxication and you could be charged with driving under the influence.
As a result of an accident that is allegedly caused by DUI, a person may face license suspension, imprisonment and fines. If you have been accused of a similar situation, immediately talk to a defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, APLC.
If you have been involved in a car accident and arrested as a result, you will immediately need to speak to the legal team from The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, APLC. Your future and driving privileges are at stake with this type of charge, and you may be held financially responsible for the damages and injuries that another party has incurred as a result.
We have extensive experience in this area of the law and we are ready to use it to your advantage to defend any DUI accident or DUI with injury case. Contact a San Diego DUI accident lawyer after being involved in a car accident and arrested for DUI.