4 Potential Defense Options Your DUI Attorney May Pursue
It is all too common for a person arrested for a DUI to assume that their best option is to plead guilty. They may think that if they failed a breathalyzer that they have no defense options. They may assume that if they admitted they had been drinking then their options are nil. This is not true. The reality is that your DUI attorney may have a wealth of defense options that apply to your case.
No matter what your situation is, and no matter how impossible it may seem to overcome the charges you are facing, the truth is that it is always worth it to talk to a DUI attorney. Keep reading to discover four of the defense options that may apply to your case. Then contact The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates at (800) 497-0018 if you would like to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney.
The DUI stop was conducted illegally
In the state of California, police cannot pull a person over without cause. If they did so then anything they learned during that stop could be found inadmissible. Note that the police can legally perform DUI checkpoints but only under certain circumstances. For example, all vehicles must be pulled over – not just certain ones.
Your breathalyzer, blood test, or other test was not administered correctly
The police will tell you that breathalyzers, blood tests, and other similar tests are always accurate. This is true – but only if the tests were administered correctly. If they were not, then the results can be off. Likewise, if the results of the test were not properly handled then they could be inadmissible.
Medical problems led to a failed breathalyzer
There are certain medical conditions that can cause elevated blood alcohol levels. If you have one of these conditions or illnesses, then the results were not an indication that you were drunk but simply of your medical condition.
You were tired, ill, nervous or otherwise acted strangely when you were not
If the police did not get a breathalyzer or blood test and simply relied on the fact that you appeared drunk then there are many potential defense options. You may have been exhausted, sick, or nervous. Any of these three conditions can cause slurred speeches, stumbling, and other issues that could be confused with drunkenness.
Call now to find out what your best option is
Now is the time to contact a DUI attorney who can help you find the best way out. If none of the above defense options apply, then it may make sense to find a plea deal. Note that you should not do this on your own. Your DUI attorney can better negotiate to get you the best possible outcome. Contact The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates at (800) 497-0018 now to talk to an attorney.