Attacking Police Evidence In DUI Cases
If you have been charged with drunk driving, you may be led to believe that the police have an “open and shut” case against you. Before you despair and plead guilty, remember, an experienced defense lawyer can use proven legal strategies to attack police evidence and help you obtain a favorable outcome.
Every DUI case is different. Common defense strategies I explore include:
- Challenging the stop: Police cannot simply pull you over based on a guess or a hunch. They must have reasonable suspicion that you were committing a crime or about to commit a crime to make a legal stop.
- Challenging the breath test: Test results from Breathalyzer machines are not always reliable. The machine must be properly calibrated to deliver an accurate reading. Furthermore, these tests must be administered by trained personnel or the results may not hold up in court.
- Challenging the field sobriety test: These tests are very subjective and can be influenced by medical conditions, obesity and other factors outside of a suspect’s control. It is possible for a perfectly sober person to fail a field sobriety test.
In handling your DUI case, I will explore the above and other factors that may cast significant doubt on the charges against you.
I am here to protect your constitutional rights while sparing you from the harsh consequences of a drunk driving conviction.
Talk To An Attorney Before Making Any Important Decisions
Pleading guilty could be a grave mistake. Talk to a defense lawyer before making any statements to police or prosecutors. You can contact my law offices online or by telephone at 434-846-7111 to arrange your free initial consultation.