A charge of drinking under the influence (DUI) is very serious and can hold long-term ramifications if you are convicted. In Florida, people who are charged with a DUI face an immediate suspension of their license, heavy fines, higher insurance premiums and possible jail time. The prospect of a DUI conviction becomes even more frightening if you are falsely charged.
People who are falsely accused of a DUI often believe that it is only a matter of time before the police realize their mistake and let them go. Unfortunately, you cannot rely on the police department to prove your innocence; you need a seasoned attorney who will stand up for your rights in court.
Michael M. Raheb, P.A., has been defending Fort Myers residents for more than 15 years. To discuss your case with Mr. Raheb during a free consultation, Call Us At 866-949-0888 Today!
1. Defective Blood Alcohol Concentration Tests
Both breath and blood tests are commonly used to determine a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Unfortunately, both tests have been proven unreliable again and again. Breath tests, in particular, are unreliable because, even at their best, they only estimate a person’s BAC level. Studies have shown that a person’s breath can provide wildly different readings depending on what portion of a person’s breath is tested.
2. Assumptions Made By Law Enforcement Officers
Police officers are trained to look for certain telltale signs of intoxication. The problem is that those signs can be present without intoxication. Officers often justify DUI arrests by saying that they smelled a strong odor of alcohol. What they smell isn’t alcohol, however. Alcohol is odorless, but alcoholic drinks tend to have a certain odor, an odor that is shared by mouthwash and non-alcoholic beer.
3. Profiling Based On Race Or Gender
Although we like to think that law enforcement officers are free from prejudice, profiling occurs all the time. People all over the country are routinely stopped because of their race, gender or age. The Chicago Tribune just reported that a police officer is accused of arresting dozens of people for DUIs based on their sexual orientation and their race.
Injustices like that are incredibly hard to fight on your own. We can help you fight false DUI allegations and restore your good standing in the community. To plan your DUI defense, Call Us At 866-949-0888 Today!