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Possible defenses when charged with drunk driving

On Behalf of | Feb 12, 2017 | Criminal Defense, DWI/DUI |

Getting behind the wheel of any vehicle after consuming alcohol is never a good idea, no matter how little you have had to drink. Despite the laws against drunk driving, many people still decide to operate a vehicle after they’ve enjoyed a few alcoholic beverages. Some are able to get away with this, but others will be caught. It is likely that they will be charged with a DUI, but if they have a good defense, they could avoid conviction.

When you have been charged with drunk driving, you may be able to use one or more of the following as a defense:

  • Accuracy of the field sobriety test.
  • Accuracy of the Breathalyzer test.
  • Lack probable cause for traffic stop.
  • Tampering or mishandling of blood test.

The goal in using one of these defenses when you have been accused of drunk driving is to avoid facing the possible consequences. Depending on the circumstances, you can be fined, lose your license and even face jail time if convicted of this crime. Not everyone chooses to fight the charges, but should you defend yourself and it doesn’t result in a conviction, it will have been worth the fight.

If you fight your charges by using one of the many defenses to this crime, you may be able to avoid the harsh consequences. If you have been accused of drunk driving, you may want to speak with an attorney about how they can assist you and what can be done to help you with your case.