A skilled drunk driving defense attorney may have hundreds of strategies to use while representing your DUI case. These employed strategies usually depend on the evidence and facts which surrounds the allegations or the arrest.
While there can be many strategies to handle a Driving under the influence – DUI case, in this article, we will look at the three commonly employed strategies by a defense lawyer.
Unlawful retaliation for acting rude
Regardless of the situation, being rude or aggressive with a police officer is never recommended. However, if you just acted in a rude or disrespectful manner, this cannot be a proof of your drunk driving or of you being too drunk. Hence, if you arrested just for being rude then this justification of arrest will not hold up in court.
It’s difficult for you to endure situations of stress
People who face difficulty in staying calm during stressful conditions, may stress out during a DUI stop or arrest, and this behavior may throw them over the edge. The majority of times the reason behind the arrest of such people is the anxiety and stress of the individual, which makes the officers mistake them for being too drunk to drive.
Since the person become so anxious about the situation at hand that he/she starts to act strangely. But fortunately, your inability to endure such stressful situations can never be used as the proof of you being drunk.
The officer failed to conduct an observation period
Some state laws require the officers to observe the person for at least 20 minutes before conducting a breath test. The duration of this observation has to be almost 20 minutes. This is ensuring that the person did not drink or eat any stuff that would potentially invalidate the results of breathalyzers. Hence if an officer fails to conduct this observation period, it proofs invalidation of breathalyzer results and cannot be used as evidence against the person.
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