Beating a DUI Charge
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI)? Are you worried about losing your license, having a criminal record or possibly going to jail? With the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney, it is possible to beat a DUI charge.
Below are strategies defense attorneys can use to help you:
- Challenge the arrest: One of the first strategies used by criminal defense lawyers is to challenge the initial arrest. Police are required to adhere to a strict set of rules and regulations when performing an arrest. If the officer or officers who arrested you violated your rights or failed to inform you of your rights, you may be able to beat the charges.
- Dispute field sobriety test results: Police often rely on field sobriety tests to determine if a driver is drunk. With the assistance of a skilled attorney, you can challenge the results of a field sobriety test.
- Contest blood alcohol test results: Individuals who have a blood alcohol concentration or BAC of .08 percent or higher are in violation of state drunk driving laws. In order to obtain your BAC, police may use a breathalyzer or chemical test. In many cases, these tests are the sole evidence against drivers. However, breathalyzer tests are notorious for being inaccurate.
If you are arrested for a DUI, your future could be on the line. A skilled DUI defense attorney can explore every option to help you protect your reputation and freedom by successfully battling drunk driving charges.