DUI but officer did not see me drive

Question: Can I be convicted of a DUI in San Fernando, CA if the officer that pulled me over and arrested me for DUI never actually saw me driving? He said that a regular person called my car in for DUI and that was the call that he answered.

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  1. Answer: It is possible to still be convicted for DUI even though the arresting officer never saw you actually driving. The prosecutor can try to rely on a civilian’s statement to establish driving, but, that can often make their case harder to prove as the civilian witness may not be able to be tracked down to testify, or he may not be a credible witness, etc. Call me to discuss your case in more detail. I regularly handle DUI cases in San Fernando with very good results.