Just because you face a DUI arrest doesn’t mean your situation is hopeless. In fact, there are many possible defenses that can be engaged to help you fight these charges. Some of the most common defenses include:
Oftentimes drivers are stopped without any reasonable suspicion or because they were caught in a DUI checkpoint. With the help of an experienced defense attorney, you may be able to prove the stop was illegal or the police acted outside their guidelines and have the charges dismissed. Read more about what to expect from police during a DUI stop.
Florida does not require requires drivers to submit to field sobriety tests, and you can refuse when a police officer asks you to take one. If you did end up taking a field sobriety test, however, one very successful defense is to fight the validity of the testing and the test results.
If the breath or blood testing equipment used has not been properly maintained or the officer administering the test has not been properly trained, your best defense may be rebutting the outcome of these tests. Officers must also observe drivers for up to 20 minutes prior to test admission. Failure to follow this procedure allows your DUI lawyers in Miami to use this in your defense.
If you are arrested simply under suspicion of drunk driving, we may use this as a defense. Law enforcement officers shouldn’t be allowed to arrest you simply because you display what they believe are “classic symptoms” of DUI, since there may be dozens of legitimate reasons why someone may display them. You may be able to use this as a defense and have the charges dismissed, or evidence suppressed even if you have failed a breath test or refused.
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Drivers who are charged with drunk driving should always have competent legal assistance. This is why it is so important to contact a DUI attorney if you are arrested. Without experienced legal counsel, you could be facing the loss of your driving privileges, be stuck with significant financial penalties and even jail time. As a Miami DUI lawyer, I have more than 30 years of legal experience representing over 3,000 DUI and suspended license cases.