Lawyer For Challenging Evidence In A DUI
When people are arrested for a DUI, their emotions and thought process remain in flux for some time after. They are almost always worried about the stop initially; only to become agitated or angry as time passes. They may think they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, they made a huge mistake and ruined their lives, or that the officer was out to get them from the onset.
Their first concern should be finding an experienced DUI lawyer to advise them. Trying to analyze the situation or come up with ways to fight the arrest on your own are not a good use of your time. The knowledgeable DUI attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. understand how to best contest a DUI on your behalf.
There is Science to a DUI Arrest
Every single iota of DUI evidence can be challenged. Even if the evidence appears unbeatable to you, your case could involve significant procedural errors that may be to your benefit in court. There is science and a process to DUI testing. Even slight deviations can make evidence inadmissible.
Field sobriety tests are largely subjective and can easily yield inaccurate results. Numerous studies have shown that these tests are nowhere near 100% effective and that even in perfect conditions - meaning level ground, no sound or movement distractions, clear weather, proper police instruction, etc. - the results themselves are imperfect.
The breath test requires a continuous and uninterrupted observation period, a working breath test machine, changed mouthpieces for each test, certificates proving the machine was serviced and calibrated appropriately, certificates proving officer training, and no interfering electronics. So many factors must meet the required guidelines that it is not uncommon that something is done wrong, thus invalidating the breath results.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Challenging the evidence in a DUI and using it to your advantage is key to defending a DUI. Let an experienced and aggressive DUI lawyer fight for you by challenging the evidence and confronting the prosecutor in an attempt to dismiss the charges or make a favorable deal.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.