The Law Offices of Michael J Aed: Common Defenses for DUI

At the Law Office of Michael J. Aed in Fresno, no matter your situation, you can trust us to handle your criminal defense or personal injury case professionally and relentlessly.

Getting charged with DUI can have a huge impact on your life. When alcohol gets into your system, bad things can happen and drunk driving is one of them. For this reason, alcohol and driving do not mix. As much as possible, if you will drink, do not drive,. If you believe that you had been wrongly charged with DUI, the first thing you need to do is hire a DUI defender in Fresno.(Fresno criminal defenders) They will then use common defense in DUI to prove your innocence.

You Were Not Driving at the Time

When you are charged with DUI, it is always assumed that you were driving the car. This is where proving that you were not driving the vehicle becomes difficult. But if you can prove that you were just sitting in the car and not actually driving it, you might be able to successfully fight the charge.

Depending on the state, you may still be charged for DUI if you are simply sitting in your car. In other states, they require the car to be turned on at the time. It will all depend on the state’s DUI law. Make sure to consult your defense lawyer in Fresno CA about DUI laws in your state if you were not driving the car.

The Officer Made an Error

If you can prove that the arresting officer had no legal jurisdiction to stop you or did not follow legal procedures when they flagged you for DUI, then there is a chance for the case to be dropped altogether. Consult your lawyer and explain to them what happened, They might be able to have the judge dismiss your case because the officer made a mistake in arresting you.

Challenge the Credibility of the Officer or the Evidence

Another way you can defend yourself is by challenging the credibility of the arresting office or the evidence itself. This can be a difficult strategy if you choose this option. You will need convincing evidence. If you can provide a more reliable witness or video footage, it might help your cause. There is a chance for you to be acquitted of DUI if your lawyer can prove one of the followings:

  • You seemed sober when you were driving
  • You did not drink immediately prior to getting in the car
  • You have a medical condition that causes the same symptoms as someone who is intoxicated (for example, a person with low blood sugar or a diabetic episode made appear drunk)

You Were Not Actually Intoxicated

There are some behavior or appearance that may have caused the officer to think you were intoxicated but actually not. Here are common examples:

  • You did not perform well on field sobriety tests because of physical impairments, injuries, or disabilities
  • Your eyes were bloodshot because of lack of sleep, allergies, or wearing contacts
  • Your speech is slurred because of lack of sleep or medications you take
  • You did not perform well on field sobriety tests because the instructions were confusing

If the arresting officer performed chemical tests on you, it might be difficult to prove that you were not drunk. These tests are designed to prove that you had drugs or alcohol in your system, which can be difficult to contest.

Fresno criminal defense lawyers can help get the best outcome for your DUI case. If they will not be able to dismiss your case, they can at least reduce your sentence and penalties.

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Jan 20, 2018