Many people fear that after they’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), they’re heading straight for a conviction. However, there are many possible defenses to a DUI charge, the most important of which is innocence. No matter how bleak your case may seem, you have a right to defend yourself against the charges in a court of law.
DUI penalties can be particularly severe, especially if you have a previous DUI on your criminal record. Conviction tends to come with high fines, license suspensions, and even jail time. If you’re facing a DUI charge, the first thing you need to do is call a criminal defense attorney.
If you’ve been arrested and booked, make sure to have an experienced DUI lawyer on your side before speaking to the police about anything. Your attorney will help you keep from making your situation worse. Likewise, after you’ve had a conversation with your representative about the case, he or she can start mounting a defense on your behalf.
The most important aspect of defending someone against a DUI involves accruing evidence. If the breathalyzer or blood alcohol concentration (BAC) analysis used in your case wasn’t calibrated recently, it might have been defective. Defective equipment presents a problem in a DUI case, and your case might be thrown out if the device used to test you wasn’t up to required standards.
Likewise, if law enforcement didn’t follow protocol during any part of the arrest or booking process, your attorney can find out and exploit this defect to your advantage. Law enforcement needs to follow protocol to the letter or risk their cases getting thrown away or evidence barred from the trial by defense attorneys.
Let our skilled Pocatello DUI lawyers examine the details of your case and offer experienced advice regarding your best course of legal action. May Rammell & Thompson has more than 70 years of legal experience to provide your case. Let us see what we can do to defend your rights and freedom.
Contact us at (208) 623-8021 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation with us today!