I was reading an article this morning about a study that shows a reduction in San Diego DUIs from ride-sharing. It is good news to see San Diego DUIs are down (Yes, I will take public safety over potential business). What I see happening now is a lot of people having a good night out and ride-sharing home. Then, they get arrested for a San Diego DUI because they make their way to the local drive-thru. If the police feel they can prove you are driving, then you may be arrested. Be proactive, and call the Law Offices of Mark Deniz to get at (858) 751-4384.
In order to convict you of driving under the influence, the prosecutor must prove the following two facts (otherwise known as “elements of the crime”):
- that you drove a motor vehicle, and
- that you were under the influence of alcohol at the time you drove.
Driving means, “any volitional movement”. This could be a few inches. For example, a person is leaving a sports bar. As he leaves he reversed the car and bumped the car behind them. There was NO damage to the car, but merely one of those bumps because you backed up five inches. The other guy with the car looked at it and was fine. However, someone called police. That small movement can potentially constitute a small movements for purposes of a San Diego DUI.
When you get home from a night of ride-sharing, do NOT head back out to get food or pick up a friend.
Part of a good defense is explaining to the judge and prosecutor that the person is a normal ride-sharer. The events of the evening are part of an overall defense. Be proactive, and call the Law Offices of Mark Deniz to get at (858) 751-4384.
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, 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 at (858) 751-4384.