Many people are under the impression that it’s impossible to fight driving while under the influence (DUI) charges. Some believe that it’s difficult to refute the evidence of a DUI, while others think they deserve their charge and shouldn’t fight back. However, The Toney Law Firm is here to tell you that it is possible to fight your DUI charge.
It’s Possible to Fight a DUI Charge
Officers can arrest you for a DUI when your blood alcohol content (BAC) is at or above 0.08%, but potential problems may arise when an arrest is made based solely on BAC percentages taken on the side of the road.
Did you know that the results of a portable breathalyzer cannot be used as evidence in a court of law?
Therefore, while BACs taken during traffic stops are enough for DUI arrests, they cannot be used as evidence for DUI convictions.
Did you know that the results of a portable breathalyzer may be off?
Portable breathalyzers travel around with officers, and after months or years of travel, these devices may improperly read peoples’ BACs. This fact is precisely why prosecutors cannot use portable breathalyzer results as evidence in court.
Did you know that officers can still make DUI arrests even if a BAC is under 0.08%?
Officers can make DUI arrests if they believe the accused is a threat to public safety due to his or her apparent intoxication. Therefore, police officers can make DUI arrests using their best judgments.
Did you know that research has shown that field sobriety tests are not 100% accurate?
If someone has trouble balancing or is illiterate, he or she may fail field sobriety tests while sober. Therefore, field sobriety tests consistently produce false positives: situations where sober people fail field sobriety tests.
Ready to Fight for Your Case?
If you were accused of driving while under the influence, you have the right to criminal defense. The Toney Law Firm has experience representing clients who thought there was no hope for their cases but were shocked to see their charges dropped thanks to our representation.
Call (888) 473-4058 now for a free consultation concerning your DUI case.