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California Alcohol and Chemical Testing

Do I Need A California DUI Attorney? I Took an Alcohol and/or Chemical Test and I Need a DUI Lawyer

Under California law drivers pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence have the right to refuse a preliminary alcohol screening test. A person lawfully detained for suspicion of DUI in California can refuse the PAS test, and only have to submit to a breath or chemical test after being arrested for suspicion of DUI. Under certain circumstances, refusing a PAS test may be tremendously beneficial to a driver detained for suspicion of DUI.

As of 2009, California Vehicle Code Section 23154 states that a person who is on probation for a DUI and who drives a motor vehicle is deemed to have given his or her consent to a California PAS test or other chemical test for the purpose of determining the presence of alcohol in the person. CVC section 23154 states that a failure to submit to or the failure to complete such a test will result in the suspension or revocation of the person’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle for a period of one to three years.

Hiring an experienced criminal defense law firm can greatly increase your chances of keeping your license. The Orange County DUI defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been helping people keep their license for over 30 years.

Please feel free to contact Wallin & Klarich to discuss your case. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-466-5245 or go to our website at wklaw.com for more information.

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Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.