DWI Defenses

January 1, 2017 | By Shane Phelps Law
DWI Defenses

Successfully defending against a DWI requires in depth knowledge of the law and a strong defense strategy. To achieve this, you will need to hire an experienced DWI lawyer who is familiar with cases similar to yours. An attorney can help you track down the evidence you need to have your DWI charges dropped. After a DWI 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 DWI charges.

Challenge the Symptoms of Intoxication

One way to defend against DWI 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 DWI symptoms include:

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Fatigue
  • Illness
  • 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 beverages.

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
  • Nerves
  • Fatigue
  • Type Of Clothing A Person is Wearing
  • Environmental Factors
  • Poorly Trained Police Officers

If you have been arrested for a DWI, you should immediately speak with our attorneys. At Shane Phelps Law., 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 DWI lawyers to learn how we can assist you with your legal needs.