Pasadena DUI Defense Attorney
If you or a loved one is charged with a Pasadena DUI or if you know some one that is under investigation for driving under the influence in Pasadena then you should immediately contact Pasadena DUI defense attorney Michael Kraut. Mr. Kraut is a Harvard Law School educated former prosecutor. Prior to opening the Kraut Law Group, he used to teach police and law enforcement on DUI law and search and seizure. Mr. Kraut knows what evidence the prosecution intends to use against you and he knows how to attack that evidence. His Pasadena office is located at 790 East Colorado Boulevard, 9th floor, Pasadena, California 91101. This is only a few blocks from the Pasadena Courthouse. The Courthouse is located at 300 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. To get from the Courthouse to the Pasadena office of the Kraut Law Group just drive down to Colorado Boulevard and turn left.
Pasadena DUI attorney Michael Kraut represents clients who have been arrested or charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Pasadena. In most cases a person is arrested for Vehicle Code Section 23152(a), driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If the police conduct a chemical test and determine that the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is over .08% by weight, then that person will also be charged with Vehicle Code Section 23152(b).
In most cases a Pasadena DUI is preceded by a person being stopped by either a Pasadena police officer or CHP officer stationed in the Pasadena area of Altadena. Often the officer will see the driver commit a moving violation. That will be grounds to make a stop of the vehicle. Most Pasadena DUI cases occur when the driver is speeding, runs a red light, or fails to yield at a posted stop sign. That will be the reasonable suspicion that the officer needs to stop the driver.
The other manner in which a person is arrested for a DUI is when they enter a Pasadena sobriety checkpoint. This called a Pasadena DUI checkpoint. The police must comply with strict guidelines established by a California Supreme Court in the case of Ingersoll. If the driver is pulled over in the DUI checkpoint, then the officer will administer field sobriety tests in Pasadena (FSTs). These tests are used to determine if the suspected DUI driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If the person does not satisfactorily complete the tests then the officer will ask the driver to take a Pasadena preliminary alcohol screening device (PAS Test). While the officer will want the driver to take this test, it is completely optional and need not be taken. But if the driver is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Pasadena, then the person will have to take a DUI chemical test. There are two types of chemical tests. The driver will have to either take a Pasadena breath test or a blood test in Pasadena.
These charges are usually misdemeanors. However if a person is injured by someone driving under the influence then the case can either be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the extent of the injuries. California Vehicle Code 23153(a) and 23153(b) has much more severe penalties.
If you have been arrest or charged with a DUI in Pasadena then you should immediately contact Pasadena DUI defense lawyer Michael Kraut. Mr. Kraut is a former Pasadena DUI prosecutor. He can be reached at his Pasadena DUI Defense firm located at 790 East Colorado Boulevard, 9th floor, Pasadena, California 91101 Phone: (626) 345-1899