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Do I Need an Attorney to Defend Me Against DUI Charges?

If you recently were arrested and charged with a DUI, you’re most likely very concerned about your future, and you should be. Being convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can have a lasting impact on your life. For example, those convicted of DUI will most likely face a license suspension, high fines, potential jail time, and more. In some cases, a DUI conviction will warrant the installation and use of the ignition interlock device in your vehicle. As you can see, these penalties are severe, which is why the smartest thing you can do is to retain the services of a knowledgeable Tehama County DUI lawyer who can defend you against your charges–do not go it alone. Read on and reach out to Cohen Criminal Law to learn more about how our firm can defend you against DUI charges.

How an Attorney Can Defend You From DUI Charges

Fortunately, with the right legal team in your corner, there are a wide array of potential defenses against your DUI charges available to you, of course depending on the circumstances of your arrest. For example, in some cases, we can argue that the arresting officer had no probable cause to search your car or had no reasonable suspicion to stop you. We may even argue that the officer violated your constitutional rights in some way by failing to observe certain technicalities at the time of your arrest. There are other ways in which a DUI charge may be dropped as well, such as an officer improperly administering a field sobriety or breathalyzer test. In fact, in the past, cases have even been thrown out because it was proven the breathalyzer itself was defective in some way, rendering the test results inadmissible as evidence.

As previously mentioned, the circumstances of your arrest will dictate the defense we use, but the bottom line is that anyone facing DUI charges simply can’t face them without a competent attorney in their corner. Our legal team is dedicated to helping those who’ve been wrongfully accused or simply made mistakes, and we are here to help you too. Give our Glenn County criminal lawyer a call today.


Here at Cohen Criminal Law, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Our mission is to defend your rights, and we are committed to that mission. We will be your number one advocate through every step of the process. Attorney Cohen has fought on behalf of those charged with crimes and traffic violations for over 30 years, and he is ready to fight for you, too. Contact Cohen Criminal Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.