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DUI suspicion

On Behalf of | Sep 30, 2014 | DUI

How does a suspicion of a DUI start and what is the outcome? As we know a DUI represents the act of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. An officer can stop anyone, anytime, they suspect a driver to be under the influence. When the officer pulls over the driver for suspicion of DUI, that person is given several tests that will either validate or eradicate suspicion of impaired driving. If the driver fails to pass any of the DUI tests, they will be arrested on the spot for suspicion of DUI. Of course, the court must show proof of DUI in order to get a conviction, but as you can see a “DUI” and “suspicion” go hand in hand. Police look for drivers who exhibit several suspicious actions that could be due to driving under the influence. Cops are looking for swerving, excessive speeding, failure to yield at a stop sign, etc.

A perfect example of this, and of how it can happen to anyone, is the recent arrest of former child star Amanda Bynes. The actress was stopped by the California Highway Patrol after she stopped in the middle of an intersection in a neighborhood of Los Angeles around 4 am on Sunday. She was determined to be under the influence of an unidentified drug after being evaluated at a nearby police station. Bynes apparently had taken the medical drug Adderall before getting behind the wheel. 

No matter who you are in this world, a DUI conviction is a serious matter. Even if you avoid jail time, you will still have to deal with the possibility of losing your license. It’s a long hill to climb, which is why you need an experienced DUI defense attorney to guide you.