Our justice system serves an important purpose in maintaining the safety of every city nationwide. The system relies on the idea of a defendant being innocent until proven guilty because people are mistakenly accused of crimes more often than some would care to admit.
If you were arrested for a DUI but you hadn’t been drinking, then the problem of mistaken accusations has become painfully obvious to you. Your best chance of fighting those charges is to contact a DUI attorney right away.
At the Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, P.A., we work hard to make sure that no innocent person is wrongfully convicted of a crime. We know that you face life-changing penalties, and we will stop at nothing to restore your good name.
This article will introduce you to a brief summary of two common DUI defenses. If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss your case, Call Us At 866-949-0888 Today!
1. Poor Test Performance Doesn’t Always Prove Drinking and Driving
There are many causes of poor performance on a roadside sobriety text besides being intoxicated. Adverse reactions to medication, chronic injuries and illnesses can all affect the outcome. For instance, if you have severe arthritis, then you may have difficulty standing on one leg. Obesity can also make it difficult to pass a walk-and-turn test.
Medical conditions, such as GERD, can flare up and cause the results of a breathalyzer to become skewed. Other medical conditions that have been innocuous in the past may worsen and cause you to become dizzy or discombobulated.
2. Without Probable Cause, Your Arrest Was Illegal
Law enforcement must have probable cause in order to arrest a person for drunk driving. A police officer may arrest you on suspicion of driving under the influence only if you have indicated that you were intoxicated. The problem is that mouthwash can give off an alcohol smell, allergies can make a person’s eyes red and anxiety can make a person slur their speech, so appearances can be deceiving and can lead to expensive, unjustified charges.
These are specific scenarios where a defense attorney can come to your aid. Being accused of criminal activity can get extremely stressful, both from a mental as well as psychological perspective. Hence, having someone by your side like those from Salwin Law Group can be helpful in more ways than one.
A true representative should have your best interests at heart and should be in a position to start gathering evidence and witnesses in your favor at the earliest; all of which are going to help you get a jumpstart towards defeating any wrongful DUI charges levied against you.
Additionally, a police officer cannot pull someone over for a possible DUI based on age, sex, or race. If you were arrested for a DUI but you know that you were under the legal limit, we will make sure that you get a fair trial. To schedule a consultation, Call Us At 866-949-0888 Today!