Fighting DUI Charges

Being pulled over by the police is nearly always a nervous experience, especially if they are under the suspicion that you are driving while under the influence of an intoxicant. A DUI conviction can have serious consequences, so it’s important to fight the accusation aggressively.

dui chargesEven though everyone’s case will be different, there are a handful of general defense strategies an individual can use to combat DUI charges. One of the most common defenses is to question the validity of the on-site examinations the police used to determine the defendant’s level of intoxication. Some of the problems with breathalyzers include:

  • They are subject to radio interference
  • The machine must be properly calibrated
  • The officer must administer the test correctly
  • They sometimes register other chemical compounds as alcohol

Field sobriety tests also have their shortcomings, since the way they are administered depends heavily on an individual officer’s perception of your behavior. If you are able to prove in court that there was in error in the sobriety test, you can have the charges against you dropped.

Defending against a DUI charge is not easy and the help of someone who is familiar with alcohol laws and legal defenses can prove invaluable in court.

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2 comments

  1. Are there any other defenses for a breathalyzer test?

  2. Law is always so puzzling to me, thanks for making sense of it.

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