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Defense options if charged with a DUI

On Behalf of | Jul 21, 2022 | Drunk driving

A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) can come with consequences that could make life difficult for years to come.

Court-imposed fines plus insurance hikes will hit your bank balance. Jail time could lead to emotional trauma for you and your family. License suspensions could make everyday life more complex and preclude you from being hired for specific roles or prevent you from reaching certain places where work is available.

If you are sure, you were driving safely and in accordance with the law, then taking that line of defense may be your best option.

Breathalyzers can be wrong

This can occur if the police force fails to maintain them or train their officers on how to conduct the tests properly. It can also happen because something else caused the machine to read high. If, for example, you sucked on your asthma inhaler minutes before you blew into the breathalyzer, substances from the inhaler could do that.

The police can also make the wrong assumptions

They might assume you were drunk because you took a long time to pull away at each stop signal when they were following you. It might be due to something else, such as a foot injury or a mechanical fault causing your car to stall.

Get help, no matter what the circumstances of your drunk driving arrest

There are still options to explore, even if you know you were driving under the influence. With legal help, you might be able to find fault with the police’s stop and arrest procedure that could allow you to walk free, knowing never to make the same mistake again.