Stops and arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are often based on shaky, subjective legal grounds. However, it takes a knowledgeable attorney to find the flaws that occurred during the law enforcement process. If you’ve been charged with DUI or DUID, our firm, The Law Office of Robert F. Landheer in Santa Barbara, will battle to secure the fair treatment you are entitled to. Attorneys Robert Landheer and Russell Brown are dedicated advocates for the constitutional rights of California drivers. Even if your test result exceeds the legal limit, it might be the result of a tainted sample or unauthorized police actions. Our firm works diligently to exclude improper evidence and safeguard our clients’ interests at trials and during negotiations with prosecutors.
Don’t surrender your rights without getting an informed perspective on your case. Our lawyers can examine the facts in your case and help you understand how the relevant law applies. Using our decades of experience, we can explain issues such as:
Even if you have not been convicted of drunk driving, your driver license can be confiscated and sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles based only on a police officer’s suspicion. This administrative per se suspension will be in place until your charges are dismissed or you win a reversal in a hearing. Our firm provides a free initial consultation so that you can get the representation you need without any delay.
Determining whether someone is impaired by prescription medications or illegally used substances can be very difficult. No simple breathalyzer-type test exists for cases where a police officer suspects someone of driving under the influence of drugs. Frequently, these charges are based entirely on subjective impressions by people who lack the requisite knowledge to distinguish whether certain evidence is the result of particular substances or completely innocent conduct. Bloodshot eyes might be the result of an allergy. A marijuana odor in a car might have been from a passenger or an activity that occurred several days earlier. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys work closely with you to overcome prejudicial attitudes and police mistakes that deny your right to appropriate treatment under the law.
The Law Office of Robert F. Landheer represents California motorists who are accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Please call 805-962-5103 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Santa Barbara office.