You may know the situation: driving down a road and looking in your rearview mirror and seeing flashing lights. You may wonder what you did and what trouble you are now in. It’s a stressful situation for everyone. When you are pulled over for a DUI, you need an attorney who can help tell your side of the story and protect your future.
A DUI is a serious offense. These crimes are aggressively prosecuted and can land you in jail. There are several defense strategies your attorney may use. The following are some examples of these defense strategies:
You cannot be stopped and pulled over unless the officer has reasonable suspicion to do so. A police officer cannot stop you based on a hunch or a guess; they have to observe you doing something illegal.
Field sobriety test is inaccurate
The officer needs to be qualified to give a field sobriety test and the test needs to be administered properly. The test needs to be given in the same way every time it is administered.
Inaccurate breath test
A breathalyzer test is not always accurate. The indirect measurement of your blood alcohol level can be inaccurate. There are also other reasons why a breath test would read high including variances in body temperature, stomach conditions, and certain medications.
An attorney who specializes in DUI defense can help their client understand their options in this stressful time. They will work tirelessly to aggressively defend these charges and protect their client from the consequences of a DUI conviction.