ORANGE COUNTY DUI ATTORNEYS

Choosing an Orange County DUI Lawyer can be a difficult and complicated task for anyone; but for those who hold a Professional License and who arrested for DUI are faced with a number of additional complications that can have a dramatic affect on not only the outcome of their case; but also their ability to earn a living.

This site focuses on those who are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs who also hold a Professional License; but it also focuses on the law behind a drunk driving charge. We have a companion website that deals with the types of Orange County DUI Discovery or evidence one should expect to obtain in connection with a DUI charge in Southern California. 

The tough decisions facing a person charged with driving under the influence can be overwhelming; however, they can be easier to confront when you are a client of an experienced, reputable and well-known Orange County DUI Defense firm that is familiar with how the local police departments conduct Driving Under the Influence Investigations and how the local District Attorneys prosecute the crime of DUI and who know how to "navigate" the respective professional board inquiry set forth in motion by the virtue of your arrest.  

One may ask: "How does the Board know of the DUI charge if I have not reported it to the respective Board?" The California Department of Justice is known to forward the record of the arrest to the respective Board within days or weeks of the charge of driving under the influence. You need a lawyer that is familiar with these inquiries and how to handle them. The DUI Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons is one of only a few DUI defense firms that handles these inquiries in addition to the defense of the DUI charge: a rare find: the facts of the DUI case arerelevant and material to the Board's inquiry.

If you hold a professional license and are charged with driving under the influence in Orange County, you will need an experienced DUI Attorney to review all of the evidence that the prosecution intends to use against you, that the California DMV will use against you to suspend or revoke your driving privileges, and the respective Board's inquiry into the matter and its resolution prior to determining the punishment for the DUI, not limited to the loss of one's professional license.

Even if you don't hold a professional license, if you are charged with DUI in Orange County or anywhere in Southern California for that matter, you need results. The DUI Defense Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons get great results because they are "Orange County's Recognized Leaders in DUI Defense".

The following video discusses the significance of holding a professional license and being charged with DUI:





As the above video demonstrates, being charged with DUI while holding a professional license can have devastating consequences to your career. Do not make the big mistake of hiring the "wrong attorney" - only hire a DUI lawyer who understands the impact of a DUI charge on your professional license - only hire the DUI Defense firm of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons.

MEET ORANGE COUNTY'S "BEST" OR "TOP-RATED" DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

The DUI Defense "Team" consists of DUI Defense Attorney Barry T. Simons, the author of "California Drunk Driving Law" and the former Dean of the National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Simons holds Board Certification in DUI Defense from NCDD (1 of 6 in California) this Certification is sanctioned by the American Bar Association.  Mr. Simons has the distinction of being the only DUI Attorney in Orange County selected as a “Superlawyer” for DUI Defense.  (2014-2016) The “Team” also includes DUI Defense Attorney Daniel Flores who has personally handled over 1,000 DUI cases in the Courts of Southern California and before the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Mr. Flores has earned a well-deserved reputation for being an effective litigator and trial lawyer in DUI cases. 

Mr. Simons’ “Team” also includes specially selected “Of Counsel” attorneys who practice throughout the State and County to assist our clients with intricate issues that develop with Professional Licensing, Interstate Licensing Issues and collateral consequences in other jurisdiction stemming from a DUI arrest in California.

In addition to our Attorneys, the “Team” includes three well-trained paralegals who have a combined 35 years of experience in criminal justice. 

The DUI Defense “Team” also includes private investigators, toxicologists, pharmacologists, and accident reconstruction experts to properly assist our DUI Lawyers in developing defenses that work in DUI cases.

The lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons are dedicated to defending those charged with Driving Under the Influence in Southern California. Watch this video to learn more about the DUI Defense firm of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons and why they are Orange County's "Best" or "Top-Rated" DUI Attorneys:




CONTACT ORANGE COUNTY'S "BEST" OR "TOP-RATED" DUI DEFENSE TEAM LAWYERS

Needless to say if you are charged with DUI in Orange County, California, the battle that lies before you is difficult and sometimes frightening. It can be even worse for those who hold Professional Licenses or Security Clearances. The only DUI Defense Attorneys you should be considering if you are charged with Driving Under the Influence in Orange County while holding a Professional License are the DUI Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons.

If you have been charged with DUI and would like a free DUI Consultation, contact the DUI Defense Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons immediately.


WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THE DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS OF THE LAW OFFICE OF BARRY T. SIMONS IF YOU WERE CHARGED WITH DUI AND HOLD A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE?

The DUI Defense Team of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons successfully navigate professional licensees through the "administrative process" associated with the respective Board's inquiry into the DUI Charge.

Those holding professional licenses should be aware that some of the Boards will receive notification of the DUI arrest within days of the arrest for driving under the influence with official inquiries following a short time thereafter. You need to have DUI Defense Attorneys who understand this process from the outset to avoid any missteps in the process. You should not risk your future licensing on counsel who is not prepared to handle these issues from the very start of the process.

Whether you are a nurse, vocational nurse, doctor or surgeon, psychiatrist, dentist, teacher, lawyer or optometrist, if you are charged with DUI you need the a lawyer who understands the interplay between the criminal charge and the Board's inquiry into the matter. The DUI Defense Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons are such lawyers. If you were charged with a DUI and hold a professional license, you need to contact the DUI Defense Firm of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons today for a free DUI Consultation and Case Evaluation.


THOSE WHO TRAVEL FOR WORK-RELATED PURPOSES OR THOSE WHO HOLD SECURITY CLEARANCES ARE EQUALLY AT RISK.

Those who hold professional licenses are not the only ones at risk when charged with DUI. Those who travel extensively for work-related purposes are also at risk, as are those who hold security licenses, such as engineers who hold government contracts. If you fit into either one of these categories, you need a DUI Lawyer that gets results. The DUI Defense Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons get results. 

A DUI charge can have an impact not only on those who hold professional licenses, but also those who travel extensively for work-related purposes or those who hold "security clearances" as part of their employment contracts. A DUI conviction can have far-reaching consequences for those in either category and this is why those who find themselves in this position need the type of representation that only the DUI Defense Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons can provide.

Watch the video below or click the link to learn more about the Interstate Licensing Consequences:





The significance of obtaining the absolute "Best" or "Top-Rated" DUI Defense firm cannot be overstated, it could mean the difference between a conviction for driving under the influence, a reduction or a complete dismissal. The call you make today can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Do not hesitate to contact the DUI Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons today for a free consultation and case evaluation to discuss your Orange County DUI case.

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ORANGE COUNTY BREATH TEST DEFENSES

Breath Testing in Orange County 

Ten (10) Common Challenges to Breath Testing
  • The Machine Was Not Properly Operated
  • The Machine Was Not Properly Maintained
  • The Machine Was Not Properly Calibrated
  • The Machine Was Affected By Radio Frequency Interference (Police Radio etc.)
  • The Machine Has An "Acceptable" Range Of +/- .02%
  • Your Body Temperature Was Greater Than 98.6
  • You Were Tested Within 2 Hours From Your Last Drink
  • You Have Medical Or Dental Problems That Make You An Improper Candidate For Breath Testing
  • The Officer Did Not Have You Under Continuous Observation For 15 Minutes Prior To Giving You The Breath Test
  • Your Symptoms And Drinking Pattern Are Inconsistent With The Test Result

ORANGE COUNTY BREATH TESTING

Orange County law enforcement agencies use the Alco-Sensor IV-XL device to administer evidential breath tests on those suspected of driving under the influence. The Alco-Sensor IV-XL, which is produced by Intoximeters, uses fuel cell technology. The device is portable, which makes it possible to take the post-arrest breath tests on the side of the road as opposed to at the Police Station. This increases the chance that the breath test was administered at a time when the breath test subject was still in the absorptive phase. This is significant because a breath test device assumes the test subject is "post-absorptive". If a breath test subject were still absorbing alcohol at the time of the breath test, this would tend to significantly over-estimate or over-report the breath test subject's true blood level. This could mean that while the breath test indicated that the breath test subject was above the legal limit, the breath test subject was actually below the legal limit. 





 The Breath Test Device is Programmed to Make Certain Assumptions 

The first assumption is that the breath test subject's breath temperature is actually 34 degrees centigrade at the time the breath being used to "measure" the breath test subject's blood alcohol concentration.

The second assumption the breath test device makes is that the breath test subject is post-absorptive, which means that the device assumes that the person is no longer absorbing ANY alcohol. This is an important assumption because the breath test device is programmed to multiply the breath test result by 2100 to calculate your blood alcohol level. If you were still absorbing alcohol, this would tend to significantly over report your true blood levels, as is discussed above. 

The third assumption that the breath test device makes is that the test was "properly administered", and thus, that the sample was properly obtained. The law requires that the breath test subject be under continuous observation for a full 15-minute period prior to a breath test being administered to prevent "MOUTH ALCOHOL" from interfering with the breath test results. If the breath test operator did not have you under continuous observation for the full 15-minute period prior to testing, your test may be invalid. Even if you were observed for the full 15-minute period, you may have a medical condition that makes you an "improper candidate" for breath testing. These medical conditions include such things as heartburn or G.E.R.D., gum disease or even the flu. 

The fourth assumption the breath test device makes is that the breath test device was in "proper working order" and that is was "properly calibrated"; however, even if the breath test device is in "proper working order" there can still be an acceptable "margin of error", which is a variation of +/- .02. If your breath test result were a 0.10%, that's a 20% error factor. How would you feel if the altimeter of an airplane was 20% off? 

The Assumptions Do Not Apply to Everyone

Another assumption that the breath test device makes is that you are a "normal", "healthy" breath test subject. Not all people are "normal" and "healthy". Some breath test subjects do not respond normally to the breath test device's assumptions, therefore skewing the results of the breath test. Additionally, certain health problems, such as the flu, a woman's menstrual cycle, or just being a person who "runs a little hot" could have an affect on the breath test device's ability to obtain an accurate "measurement" or estimation of the breath test subject's blood alcohol level.
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