Drunk Driving defense in Vista Courts and throughout California usually involve two different proceedings. There is the DMV administrative suspension proceeding against in invidual's drivers license and the Criminal Court case. Many people overlook the DMV administrative suspension proceedings and don't realize that the pink sheet notice of suspension and temporary license is separate from the arrest and criminal court proceedings.
Field Sobriety Tests: No Warrant
Police officers test for impairment in driving under the influence cases with a number of different tests. These include physical field sobriety tests - testing for horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk a straight line, heel to toe, stand on one leg, touch your nose, finger count, counting backwards, alphabet, 30-second time estimate, and hand pat. Field sobriety tests often involve several of these observational tests. The "suspect" is judged on appearance, following instructions and test performance.
DUI is driving under the influence means impaired for purposes of driving in Vista Courts, North San Diego County and throughout California. It is commonly referred to as "Drunk Driving" just like the other DUI code section making it illegal to drive while .08 blood alcohol level (BA) or more. Technically you do not have to be"drunk", simple impairment is enough. People often think of "drunk" as a stumbling, slurring intoxicated person, impairment for purposes of driving is far less than that.