Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol? Are you concerned that there is no way to defend yourself in court? Have you come to the conclusion that you have no choice but to accept conviction and punishment?
While you may have concerns about your future, there's something you need to know: There is more than one type of DUI defense strategy.
When you choose the right defense strategy, it may be much easier to feel better about your time in court and your chance of reaching a good resolution to your case.
Here are some of the many types of possible DUI defenses:
- An invalid traffic stop. To pull you over, police must have a valid reason to do so. If your arresting officer did not, you might be able to use this in your favor in court.
- Inaccurate blood alcohol content test results. There are many reasons why these test results could be skewed, such as if the Breathalyzer has not been properly maintained.
- Inaccurate field sobriety test. It's possible that an officer could ask you to complete a variety of field sobriety tests. It's also possible that the same officer could make a mistake during administration, thus leading to an inaccurate result.
- Rising blood alcohol concentration. Your blood alcohol level might increase as the minutes pass. So, it's possible that you could have a legal blood alcohol level at the time of first contact with police and then, as time passes before the BAC test, it could rise to the point of crossing the limit.
Using the right DUI defense strategy could be the difference between avoiding a conviction and getting hit with a serious punishment, such as a large fine and/or community service.
You have legal rights and you need to protect them at all costs. If you don't, it could work against you in the end.
A DUI arrest is a big deal, and you should treat it as such. It can be critical to work toward implementing a DUI defense strategy that gives you the confidence you need.