Receiving a DUI can easily be a confusing and stressful life event. In fact, many people that I’ve spoke with that have received a DUI have told me that it’s kept them up at night. Why? Think about the implications of a DUI conviction… It could ruin your professional life, leave you unable to get to your job, and impact your social life too. No one wants a mistake to ruin their lives like that. Often times, many people think that they have no options when they are arrested on a drunk driving charge. They usually think that they have to just plead guilty and accept the charges. This is, in fact, not true. There are many things that can be done when you receive a DUI that can lessen the infractions. But this can only happen if you contact and retain an experienced DUI lawyer. Here’s what can happen…
First, the lawyer will talk to you about what happened and how the officers went about their procedure. A qualified lawyer will research the case as much as possible to find flaws and inaccuracies in how everything occurred. These flaws vary depending on the case. A lawyer may find that the breathalyzer procedure was performed wrong. This means that the evidence is inadmissible in court and could lead to the case being dismissed. Remember, the breathalyzer test must be performed by an officer. This officer is more than capable of making a human error.
Another factor to remember is that an arrest can only happen after someone has failed a roadside sobriety test. However, these tests are flawed. One of the tests is to walk in a straight line. Well, what if the person being tested is overweight or has balance problems? This could cause a failure. Another test is saying the alphabet. When was the last time you said the alphabet out loud? You may not even remember.
Lastly, breathalyzer tests are often performed at the police station after a lot of time has passed since the individual was pulled from the car. Since everyones body processes alcohol differently, it is possible that the BAC score is much higher than it was when the individual was pulled over (which could have been under the legal limit).
Taking all of these things into consideration plus your personal account, a qualified lawyer can craft an argument to help defend your case. Don’t leave it to chance! Contact a DUI lawyer today to protect your rights!
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