Successfully defending against a DUI requires in depth knowledge of the
law and a strong defense strategy. To achieve this, you will need to hire
an experienced DUI lawyer who is familiar with cases similar to yours.
An attorney can help you track down the evidence you need to have your
DUI charges dropped. After a DUI arrest, it is important to get started
collecting evidence as soon as possible, which makes hiring legal help
all that more important. In this blog, we explain a few possible defenses
that can be used to fight against DUI charges.
Challenge the Symptoms of Intoxication
One way to defend against
DUI charges is to challenge the physical symptoms that officers use to identify
a drunk driver. Police generally test for the following if they suspect
you are driving under the influence:
- Red, Watery Eyes
- Slurred Speech
- Flushed Face
- Odor of Alcohol on a Person’s Breath
- An Unsteady Gait
Although these symptoms are supposed to be “objective,” a skilled
attorney can argue that such testing methods are actually flawed. Possible
explanations that can be used to account for DUI symptoms include:
- Allergic Reactions
- Irritated Eyes
An experienced attorney can also question the odor that lead to your arrest.
Sometimes what people think is the strong smell of alcohol is actually
other ingredients that are commonly found in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
Challenge the Accuracy of Field Sobriety Tests
Prosecution teams heavily rely on
field sobriety tests to establish guilt. However, a person’s balance and coordination
can be affected by the following:
- Poor Physical Health
- Type Of Clothing A Person is Wearing
- Environmental Factors
- Poorly Trained Police Officers
If you have been arrested for a DUI, you should immediately speak with
our attorneys. At The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C., we are committed
to helping our clients seek justice. Let us put our skills and experience
to work for you today.
Contact our College Station DUI lawyers
to learn how we can assist you with your legal needs.