Fight Your DUI Charge
By: Mary Ann Pekara
While there are no guarantees in a drunk driving case, you can fight a DUI charge. There are many ways to challenge a many ways to challenge a DUI charge. While you might not have a grasp of the various options for a defense, you can talk to a DUI attorney about your case.
Every state takes drunk driving seriously, but that doesn’t mean that every DUI arrest or drunk driving charge results in a conviction. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a DUI arrest, and there are numerous of factors that could provide the foundation for challenging an DUI arrest or charge.
One of our sponsoring lawyers may be able to look at your case, explain the state DUI laws that apply and talk to you about a DUI defense. To get in touch with a sponsoring DUI lawyer, simply fill out the form below to arrange a free initial consultation.
Whatever the specifics of your DUI case, one of our sponsoring attorneys can get back to you with answers to your questions and to offer insight regarding potential challenges. An attorney who is familiar with the laws in your state can investigate defenses and work with you so that you are more comfortable with the possible outcomes.
Potential challenges to a DUI arrest:
- Illegal Search and Seizure. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures, and a search has to have probable cause. A DUI arrest is a seizure, and if the officer does not have probable cause, an attorney may be able to challenge the arrest.
- DUI Questioning. There are often requirements for police upon making a request, including reading Miranda rights. If police did not meet these requirements, a challenge on those grounds could be possible.
- Blood Alcohol Test or Breathalyzer Test. There might be ways to challenge a chemical test result, whether challenging the accuracy of the test or the way that it was conducted.
- Officer Testimony. Officers often provide crucial testimony in DUI cases. There might be grounds to challenge this testimony.
A DUI Attorney Can Help You Through the Process
Challenging a DUI arrest or charge might feel like an overwhelming prospect. A DUI lawyer can help you to decide if a challenge is appropriate, and provide you with the options and alternate course of actions that might be available. For a free case evaluation with a local DUI lawyer, simply complete the free form on this page.