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The right DUI defense strategy is a must

Even if you understand the risks of driving under the influence of alcohol, it's possible you could make the decision to do so at some point.

While there are times when people get away with this, other times, you could find yourself in hot water with the law.

A charge of driving under the influence does not always lead to a conviction. With this in mind, you need to implement a DUI defense strategy that can help you avoid punishment. If you're successful in doing so, it's much easier to put your legal troubles in the past.

The best strategy

This leads to an important question: Qhat is the best DUI defense strategy? This varies from one case to the next, but there are several ideas to consider:

  • Improper stop. Did the officer have probable cause to stop your vehicle? If not, you may be able to use this to your advantage when fighting your DUI in court.
  • Administration of field sobriety test. Many things can go wrong when an officer is administering a field sobriety test. For example, an inaccurate reading may show that you're over the legal limit, despite the fact that you aren't.
  • Inaccurate Breathalyzer test. You should never assume that a Breathalyzer is 100 percent accurate. This is not always the case, such as if the equipment has not been properly maintained.
  • Rising blood alcohol level. Did you know your blood alcohol concentration could increase from the time of the traffic stop to the administration of a Breathalyzer test? This is not always easy to prove, but it's a defense strategy to consider nonetheless.

With the right DUI defense strategy in place you can feel better about your ability to avoid a punishment altogether, or avoid one that will have the biggest impact on your life.

As you learn more about your arrest, don't be surprised if you come across several defense strategies that could work in your favor. When you combine this knowledge with a good understanding of the legal system, you can be confident in your ability to fight your charges in a systematic manner.

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