If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving, you can and should fight the charges. Being pulled over and charged with a DUI can be a harrowing experience, but just because you were charged doesn’t mean you’ll be convicted.
Many people believe if they are arrested for DUI and acknowledge that they are over the legal limit at the time, they should not bother fighting the charge. Instead, they take their punishment, perhaps to avoid attorney’s fees, and move on.
In California, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense that is often punished severely. Misleading information, false assumptions, and myths surround California DUI cases
Battery is essentially defined as the unlawful touching of another. However, there are many different forms of battery as well as varying degrees of seriousness of battery and associated punishments, jail terms, fines, and terms of probation. Battery is commonly known as a wobbler, meaning it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of the case.
Most people charged with DUI don't realize that they will be facing "charges" from both the County District Attorney and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). These two governmental bodies are completely separate, have completely separate proceedings, and shockingly enough, will impose separate and distinct punishments.
The government does not get to secure convictions without material and substantial evidence. In order to convict a person of a crime, the government is required to prove each element of the alleged offense beyond a reasonable doubt.