Drunk Driving Defense
It is against the law to drive any vehicle after consumption of intoxicating substances like alcohol, drugs, etc. Every year, around 2 million drunken driving cases are booked in America alone. It is considered as a serious misdemeanor.
Repeated DWI (driving while intoxicated) offenders are considered as felons. But, there are many who commit this offense without understanding the seriousness behind the same. However, just like how a burnt child fears the fire, these people never commit this error again.
Whether you are first-time offender or a repeated offender, you require an attorney immediately. He will help, guide and support you during the duration of your case. It is up to you and your lawyer to decide whether you want to accept the offense or present a defense.
If you plan to present a defense for drunk driving, the following points may be of help to you :
- In most of the cases, police use the infrared breath analysis machine in finding out the BAC (Blood Alcohol content) of the accused. No blood test is conducted on the individual. It has been scientifically proved that this machine cannot give absolutely correct BAC data. Therefore, your lawyer can easily turn the case in your favor by stating:
- the infrared breath machine is not hundred percent correct.
- it cannot be an evidence-gathering device.
- The accused cannot be charged for drunk driving.
Roadide sobriety tests are done by law enforcement officers whenever they doubt a person to be drunk. However, these tests are not conclusive evidence and the attorney can highlight this point in the court.
Drunk driving is a hassle to get out of. The much better option than presenting a defense to this case would be to prevent the occurrence of such a case itself. Remember to hire an experienced lawyer who will guide and support you and present your defense after consulting with him.