Drunk Driving Defense
By: Mary Ann Gorman
When it comes to defending a drunk driving charge, the laws for drunk driving can vary from state to state and from case to case. Still, a DUI charge doesn't guarantee a conviction.
Each case is different, and you may have options when it comes to protecting your rights and your record. A DUI attorney may be able to help you organize an appropriate defense.
Learn about your defense options during a free case evaluation with a local drunk driving lawyer. Complete the free form on this page and we'll connect you right away.
Drunk Driving Defense May Come in Many Forms
A drunk driving defense strategy can potentially rely on the specifics of each drunk driving case.
An officer's observations and opinions may play a significant role in the prosecution of a drunk driving case. Some of those charged with drunk driving have based their defense on questioning the observations of the arresting officer.
Others defending themselves against a drunk driving charge have brought into question the accounts of witnesses, or those who tested as to the defendant's blood alcohol content.
Common drunk driving defenses include:
- Involuntary intoxication, when someone has accidentally ingested drugs or alcohol without his or her knowledge.
- Duress, when someone drives in order to avoid injury or death.
- Necessity, in which one tries to prove that they drove in order to prevent something worse from happening.
A DUI Defense Lawyer May be Able to Help
One of our sponsoring attorneys may be able to inform you of the drunk driving defense options in your case. If you would like to speak with a lawyer, please fill out the free case evaluation form or call us, toll free, at 877-349-1311.