San Bernardino DUI attorney serving Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, Fontana, Victorville & all of San Bernardino County
The legal process of being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) in San Bernardino can be daunting. Many people assume that since a traffic officer pulled them over and issued a citation for DUI or DWI that a conviction is guaranteed. This is far from the truth. With the help of an experienced San Bernardino DUI defense attorney, you have the ability to stand up to these allegations and against the system that imposed them. Not just any attorney will do. What you need is a qualified, experienced, and compassionate DUI defense attorney. This is why you need DUI defense attorney Marcie Gardner on your side.
What many people don’t know is that with every DUI or DWI citation, two separate cases begin. One case is criminal. This is pursued by prosecutors and can leave the defendant (if found guilty) with jail time, fines, classes, and probation. The second case is a hearing with the DMV. While the DMV hearing is less formal than a criminal court proceeding, losing a DMV hearing means your driver’s license is suspended for a set period of time. Due to this, it is absolutely vital to contact DUI defense attorney Marcie Gardner to schedule your DMV hearing for you. Only by taking this action within 10 days after your arrest will you be able to stop the automatic suspension of the temporary license given to you by the police officer. Marcie can present your case to the DMV and will fight for your license to be reinstated.
Courtrooms can be very intimidating. DUI defense attorney Marcie Gardner understands this and is prepared to represent you. On misdemeanor cases, Marcie can appear in court on your behalf, meaning you generally don’t have to come to court. She is experienced in negotiations with district attorneys. If a reasonable plea bargain can be negotiated, and you accept it, you may be able to walk away with a reduced charge (having a felony reduced to a misdemeanor or a drinking-related misdemeanor reduced to a non drinking-related misdemeanor). Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to get your case dismissed completely. This is the ultimate goal with each case she handles. She can provide her clients with experienced, compassionate, and effective defenses so that they can move on with their lives.
Many different aspects can affect a criminal DUI or DWI case. Some things to consider are:
Did the charging officer have probable cause to stop you? Probable cause is a legally sufficient reason to pull someone over and then subsequently charge them with a crime. Experienced San Bernardino DUI defense Marcie Gardner knows the fine line between probable cause and an unlawful stop. She can review the facts of your case, and if found to be unlawful, file a motion for the exclusion of any evidence collected at the stop due to insufficient probable cause.
The results of any chemical tests may be challenged on a variety of grounds, including the qualifications of the person conducting the test or analyzing the blood; the quality of the equipment used; the timing of the tests; and the procedures followed during the test. Moreover, the test results themselves may not always accurately reflect your true blood alcohol content while driving. Many factors may impact those results, including medical conditions and length of time between drinking and driving.
An experienced DUI defense understands that these issues must be considered. Often a DUI attorney will consult with an experienced forensic alcohol analyst to review these issues. Attorney Marcie Gardner realizes the importance of this work and can develop an effective defense for you based on this knowledge.
San Bernardino DUI defense attorney Marcie Gardner has dedicated her legal career to the vigorous representation of her clients. Marcie has effectively defended her clients in criminal cases with compassion, knowledge, and insurmountable determination. With over a decade of professional litigation experience, including DUI defense, you need her on your side.
When working with Marcie Gardner, your initial consultation is always free of charge. No fee whatsoever. To contact San Bernardino DUI defense attorney Marcie Gardner, please call 909.635.2047.
Remember, a charge of DUI or DWI does not mean you’re automatically guilty. Effective representation is the key to getting these charges reduced or dismissed.
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