Thursday, March 5, 2015

DUI Defense Strategies to Use in Your Case

A DUI arrest doesn’t mean an immediate conviction. Here are a few examples of the defense strategies lawyers use to defend accused people.

No Probable Cause

According to the law, you can’t be stopped by the police except for one of three reasons: you violated a traffic regulation, your car has something noticeably wrong with it, or you were driving erratically. If you were driving properly and were stopped, and the arresting officer detects alcohol or applies field sobriety tests that you failed, the evidence against you cannot be considered admissible. A skilled lawyer can use this approach to have your case dismissed

The Field Sobriety Tests Were Flawed

Another tactic that can be used by a good DUI lawyer is to question the results of the field sobriety tests that the arresting officer administered. These tests were designed to test your physical and mental alertness and involved tasks like walking in a straight line, walking backwards, and standing on one leg. However, failing these tests doesn’t mean that you are intoxicated; it just means that you are physically or mentally impaired in some manner.

These are just a few examples of strategies that a good lawyer can use to fight your conviction.  Consult an attorney immediately if you’re facing a DUI to improve your chances of having your case dismissed.

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