A DUI charge can happen to anyone regardless of their age, gender or social standing. For example, an Arizona policewoman is on trial for driving drunk with an extremely high blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Police officer Lori Demski was arrested when her neighbor called 911 after witnessing her leave her house driving oddly. When police found her, she had already returned home but had a preliminary sobriety test reading her BAC to be .20%. The legal BAC limit in Arizona is .08% and .15% is considered extremely high. The results of Demski's state administered chemical sobriety test are not available yet, but if she is convicted of driving drunk with a BAC of .20%, she will likely face 45 days in jail and double the fines for driving extremely drunk.
The most upsetting part of this story is that, even with the preliminary BAC results, officer Demski has still not been fired from her job. She was placed on paid leave until her trial. It is concerning that the very people who are trusted to make DUI arrests by using their judgment can make terrible decisions like driving extremely drunk and not lose their job. If you have been arrested for DUI in California, regardless of your profession, a lawyer from Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP can help you.
Just like in this example, if you have a BAC over.15%, you may face additional penalties. A DUI defense attorney can help you fight your charges and work to get you a preferential sentence. In some cases, your lawyer can even get your charges reduced or dismissed altogether. The only way to know for sure is to call us. Best of all, we offer free consultations to all of our perspective DUI clients.