Being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol can be a very stressful situation to be in. Your immediate reaction might be to panic about how you will be able to get to work every day or pick up your kids from school. You may also find the concept of facing criminal charges very worrying.
Amid this panic, it is vital that you try to remain calm and think logically. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accusation, you may be able to successfully defend yourself against the DUI charge. The following are things that you should consider when forming your DUI defense strategy.
Was the Breathalyzer test accurate?
Breathalyzer tests are notoriously inaccurate. This is because they measure the breath in order to predict blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Other chemicals in the breath could interfere with this process and make it less accurate as a result. If you believe that your Breathalyzer test was not accurate, you may be able to challenge the results as part of your defense.
Did the police act reasonably?
The police must have had a proper cause to arrest you, and therefore, cannot have acted without a good reason. Additionally, if the police acted wrongfully, you will be able to cite this as part of your defense. This could lead to charges being dropped.
There are many defense options when it comes to DUI charges. This is why it is so important that you take swift action to understand the law with confidence. You should also make sure that you apply the law to your individual circumstances so that you can tailor your defense. Your attorney can help.