Being stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence, or DUI, can be a frightening experience for anyone. If you are subsequently arrested and charged with DUI in San Diego the arresting officer will likely request that you submit to a chemical test, typically a Breathalyzer (not to be confused “Should I Blow When Arrested for DUI in San Diego?”
If you are ever pulled over by a California law enforcement officer while you are operating a motor vehicle and the officer suspects that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol the officer will likely administer a number of “field sobriety tests”. These tests are intended to provide “What Is the HGN Test?”
What happens if you refuse the breath test? There are some fairly significant consequences that go along with refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test in California.
If you are pulled over by a law enforcement officer while operating a motor vehicle in California and the officer suspects that you are driving under the influence, or DUI, you will likely be asked to submit to a series of field sobriety tests. Those tests may then be followed “Consequences of Refusing a Breathalyzer Test in California”
Residents of San Diego often encounter various DUI checkpoints located in Pacific Beach, Imperial Beach, Coronado, El Cajon, South Bay, Poway, or Vista. These temporary checkpoints are usually put in place by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department on Friday and Saturday nights between 8 P.M. and 2 A.M. to remove “The Constitutionality of San Diego DUI Checkpoints”
California law has long provided a way to expunge certain criminal convictions for those individuals who are off probation and are not serving a sentence for any other offense. Unfortunately, the California legislature has started to chip away at the right to expunge a criminal record, now providing that qualifying individuals for certain crimes “Changes to Clearing a Criminal Record”