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About DUI Arrests in Bakersfield

The DUI Process in Kern County, CA

There are steps associated with most DUI arrests and criminal charges in the Kern County area. Understanding these and contacting a Bakersfield DUI attorney as soon as possible after your arrest can help ensure the protection of your legal rights and interests when you need it most.

Commonly, when someone is arrested for a DUI in Kern County, they go through the following:

  • A police officer observes or receives a tip of a driver who is driving erratically (swerving in and out of a lane, violating traffic laws, driving too slowly, etc.)
  • The officer turns on the siren and pulls the driver over to the side of the road, where he or she asks for the driver's license and registration.
  • At this time, the officer will also observe the driver for outward signs of intoxication (slurred speech, the smell of alcohol, bloodshot eyes, etc.). The officer may ask the driver if he or she has been drinking or where he or she was going.
  • Depending on the officer's observations of the driver, he or she may ask the driver to step out of the vehicle and perform field sobriety tests.
  • Field sobriety tests are administered to determine whether a driver's abilities are impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  • Depending on the results of the field sobriety tests, statements the driver may have made, and the officer's observations of the driver, the officer may make an arrest for DUI at this point.
  • After the driver is arrested for DUI in Kern County, he or she will be taken to the police station where law enforcement will request that he or she take a breath or blood test to determine his or her blood alcohol concentration.

The evidence obtained in a Kern County DUI arrest will typically provide the primary foundation for the state's case against you. Make sure you have a skilled DUI lawyer to counter this evidence and testimony by the arresting officer at every stage of your case.

Contact our skilled DUI attorney by calling (661) 874-1325 or filling out our online form today.

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