As you pull away from your favorite bar in San Bernardino, you think to yourself, “How many drinks did I have?”
You answer to yourself, “I only had one or two.”
You had two. While two drinks might not be enough to make a person drunk, it can definitely be enough to get them a DUI charge. When you drive after drinking or use any other substance that could impair your ability to drive safely, you risk being arrested for DUI.
Although you may have had only two drinks, your blood alcohol content could be higher than you thought. The legal BAC in San Bernardino is .08 percent. That is when you are considered to be legally “drunk.”
All of a sudden, the two drinks you had while celebrating your coworker’s wedding announcement has turned into a night from hell. Sitting in jail, you think through the evening. You had completed field sobriety tests near your car. You thought you did all right on them, but yet here you are awaiting your charges and bail to be set.
How do you make sure that this DUI charge, this mistake, doesn’t affect you for the rest of your life?
As one of the anchor cities of the Inland Empire, Sand Bernardino is a beautiful to work, live, and drive. Unfortunately, even the most cautious San Bernardino drivers aren’t immune to DUI charges.
San Bernardino drunk driving laws are very severe, even for a first-time offender. If you have been arrested and charge of a DUI in San Bernardino, it is very important that you contact an experienced DUI attorney that can help you through this difficult time in your life.
DUI is usually a misdemeanor crime, punishable by jail time, severe fines, suspension of your license, and other penalties. After a fourth offense or a DUI resulting in an injury or death, you could be charged as a felon, with the possibility of a year or more in prison, license revocation. Thousands of dollars in fines may also apply.
In San Bernardino, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent is considered legally drunk. What many people don’t know is that you can also be convicted of a DUI for a lower BAC, based on erratic driving and other observations by the arresting officer. Intoxication by drugs, illegal narcotics, or even prescription medications can result in DUI charges. Underage drivers can be charged for a BAC of .05, and commercial (CDL) drivers at .04 BAC.
Being accused of drunk driving not only will have an affect on your driving license, it can also have legal implications and negative affects on your career. The clock is ticking: you must request an administrative hearing within 10 days of receiving personal service or 14 days from the date the notice is mailed. If you do not make a timely request, your right to a hearing will be forfeited.
The San Bernardino DUI attorneys at Greenberg, Greenberg & Kenyon, APLC represents clients in first offense DUI charges, multiple DUIs and even DMV hearing. Contact the experienced DUI defense attorneys at Greenberg, Greenberg & Kenyon, APLC today to fight for your rights as a driver in San Bernardino.