The type of defense strategy you develop when you are arrested for a crime depends on the facts of your case. Every case is different, which means you have to take the time needed to figure out which pieces of evidence will be best for your defense. A thorough investigation is required, and it helps to partner with a qualified defense attorney. One of the most common crimes is DUI, and while every case is different there are some common defense tactics you should consider.
Three common DUI defense tactics, that may work for your case, include the following:
- Attacking the validity of the initial stop. If the traffic stop that led to your arrest was made without reason, the arrest is not valid. Looking at the facts leading up to the stop will help determine if the arrest should stick.
- Identifying a flaw in the testing procedure or in the way the equipment is maintained is a common defense. There are rules and procedures that must be followed when giving a field sobriety or breath test, and if there was a deviation from those rules and procedures the test results should not be relied upon. Because a DUI arrest is based on a showing that your BAC was over the legal limit, if that piece of evidence is taken away from the prosecution, there is little left for a case against you.
- Finding another explanation for the test results is a popular defense strategy for DUI cases. There was recently a story about a driver with a unique medical condition, whereby alcohol was actually being “brewed” by the blood. This rare condition is not likely to be present in your case, but it is possible to look to certain medications that can give off a false positive on a breath test.
Our experience in DUI defense puts us in the unique position to be able to offer you options for your case. Call us today to find out what will work best for you. We will listen to the facts of your case and develop a strategy that works for you.
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For answers to questions about DUI cases, call an experienced criminal defense attorney today. Skilled criminal defense attorneys in Stuart and the Treasure Coast are here to help you reach workable solutions. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.