Driving under the influence (DUI) of either drugs or alcohol is a serious offense. Not only can an individual's perceptions be altered, but their reaction time tends to slow down while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This means when they get behind the wheel they are putting themselves, and others, at risk. Law enforcement officials keep a sharp eye out for drivers who may be under the influence and anyone who is arrested for DUI can expect to face fines and penalties if convicted.
Many DUI arrests happen after an individual has been pulled over for reckless driving, speeding, a broken tail light, or after they have been involved in an accident. If the law enforcement officer suspects or has reason to believe you are under the influence, he will administer field sobriety tests, have you take a Breathalyzer test, or have additional breath & blood tests performed. Should your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) be above the legal limit of .08, you will be arrested.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a DUI, you are strongly advised to contact a Palm Springs criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Joseph T. Rhea right away. Attorney Rhea will take the time to personally review each case, analyze the evidence against you, investigate the arresting procedure and entire DUI process, and advise you on how best to proceed. It is important to understand that breath & blood tests are not infallible. In fact there are many factors which can contribute to a false positive on these tests. In cases such as this Attorney Rhea has employed many legal options such as filing a motion to have any faulty evidence suppressed, investigating the accuracy of the machines used to perform breath & blood tests, verifying the validity of the testing procedures and ensuring there were no operator errors.
Over the past ten years, Attorney Rhea has represented clients facing all types of DUI charges in the California desert region. Attorney Rhea's office has been in downtown Palm Springs for over a decade and he has represented hundreds of local residents and visitors. Local residents, visitors, tourists and even military personnel on leave, turn to the firm so that Attorney Rhea can help guide them through the complex DUI process and provide them with the aggressive criminal defense representation they deserve.
The Law Office of Attorney Joseph T. Rhea understands how frightening it can be to be pulled over and arrested for a DUI, especially if you are far away from home. His experience, record of success and reputation serve to speak for themselves. Attorney Rhea is a the only attorney in California criminal practice with a Ph.D from Harvard. He has been repeatedly recognized by Palm Springs Life Magazine as a top DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer (every year from 2010-2015). Attorney Rhea is well known as an effective and friendly attorney. He will always meet with you at his office in downtown Palm Springs.
If you have questions about the results of your breath & blood tests, or you need legal representation following a DUI arrest, contact a Palm Springs criminal defense lawyer today.
“Mr. Rhea was extremely knowledgeable which, without a doubt, was the reason the Judge dismissed my case without any fines, probation, etc. Additionally, his vast knowledge helped lay out all the scenarios which helped relieve my anxieties. He was extremely prompt and reliable which made working with him a pleasure. I would highly recommend Mr. Rhea’s services to anyone and everyone.” – Former Federal Drug Possession Client