Continuing our discussion of how you can defend yourself even in seemingly impossibly incriminating circumstances, let’s talk about drunk driving. Florida law takes DUI offenses very seriously. Even if it is your first offense, you will probably have your license suspended if you are convicted, and you could even face jail time. Of course, if a law enforcement official pulls you over and you fail a field sobriety test or the Breathalyzer reads too high, you may think that you are surely done for; this is not true.
Much like how there are various options even if you are found with drugs in your possession, you also have defense options if you are accused of drunk driving. Did you know that if a police officer pulls you over without probably cause, it could change the entire scope of your case? This means that even if you were driving under the influence of alcohol, unless you were exhibiting suspicious behavior or dangerous driving practices, you could have a valid defense.
Perhaps even more important than probable cause is the calibration and administration of the tests you received. If a Breathalyzer is not properly calibrated, it could easily skew your results and make it look like you were far more intoxicated than you were, if you were intoxicated at all. You can also claim that field sobriety tests were not appropriately administered.
No accusation is a sure thing. In America, you are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law, and as such you can always make a case in your defense. Visit our webpage to find out how we can offer you the legal expertise to build a strong case against drunk driving charges. Even in the most dire circumstances, you are not guaranteed to be convicted.