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A focus on San Diego DUI observations

by | Dec 15, 2013 | DUI Cases |

The question I am always asked is what is the officer looking for during the initial detention at the scene of a San Diego DUI?

First, most San Diego DUIs occur at night. Furthermore, a large portion of the San Diego DUIs occur on Friday night/Saturday morning. It is the blend of a normal weekday and the weekend. People are tired from waking up early and staying late. Observations due to fatigue, sickness, or other reasonable alternative must be examined.

The following list is what is most often noted by officers on a San Diego DUI:

  • Flushed face
  • Red, watery, glassy and/or bloodshot eyes
  • Odor of alcohol on breath
  • Slurred speech
  • Fumbling with wallet trying to get license
  • Failure to comprehend the officer’s questions
  • Staggering when exiting vehicle
  • Swaying/instability on feet
  • Leaning on car for support
  • Combative, argumentative, jovial or other “inappropriate” attitude
  • Soiled, rumpled, disorderly clothing
  • Stumbling while walking
  • Disorientation as to time and place
  • Inability to follow directions

It cannot be stressed that an attorney needs to find out from their clients the real reason they may have these symptoms.  Where they working? Have they been feeling under the weather, etc.  These must be examined when defending a San Diego DUI.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges. Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case. Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation.

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