Four DUI Defense Strategies that Work (Part 1)

November 21, 2013

These DUI defense strategies could help get evidence in your case thrown out of court, and they may even be effective at getting your charges reduced or dismissed entirely.

These DUI defense strategies could help get evidence in your case thrown out of court, and they may even be effective at getting your charges reduced or dismissed entirely.

Law enforcement officials are continually sharpening their focus on arresting and prosecuting people for drunk driving charges because they are trying to deter others from drinking and driving – and because convictions in these cases can generate a lot of money for local and state government operations. That being said, it’s important to point out that simply being arrested for and charged with DUI does not mean that you will be convicted of these charges, as an experienced defense lawyer can help:

  • Get evidence against you thrown out of court.
  • Get the charges against you reduced.
  • Possibly even get the charges against you dropped entirely.

Some of the specific DUI defense strategies that skilled attorneys can use to the above-mentioned ends include making the following arguments:

  • Officers did not have probable cause to pull over your vehicle – Traffic cops cannot just pull over any vehicle they want. Legally, they can only pull over your car and question you as long as they have probable cause to do so. Examples of probable cause in DUI cases may include witnessing a driver break traffic laws (e.g., speed or run a red light), witnessing a driver weave in and out of lanes and/or being informed by other drivers that a driver appears to be drunk (i.e., getting a call from another driver regarding a possible drunk driver). If officers do not have probable cause to pull over your vehicle, then any charges resulting from the incident could be dismissed.
  • Alleged signs of intoxication were actually caused by a medical condition – In many cases, police will point to a driver’s slurred speech or red, watery eyes as indications that the driver was drunk. However, sometimes, these conditions may actually be symptomatic of a medical condition, like having allergies or a speech impediment. Proving this in court can bolster the DUI defense case.

For additional DUI defense arguments that can be effective at favorably resolving drunk driving charges, be sure to check out the upcoming Part 2 of this blog.

Denver and Boulder Metro Area DUI Defense Lawyer at the Griffin Law Firm

Facing any type of criminal charges can be both scary and stressful, as a conviction could cost you your reputation, your career, your family and even your freedom. If you or your loved one has been arrested for and/or formally charged with any crime, Christopher Griffin wants you to know that he is ready to immediately start providing you with the strongest possible defense against police and prosecutors – both outside and inside of the courtroom.

Regardless of whether you are facing criminal charges for the first time, have prior convictions and/or were on probation or parole at the time of the alleged crime, Christopher Griffin will work relentlessly to help you obtain the best possible outcome to your case. In fact, our steadfast dedication to the notion that the accused are innocent until proven guilty means that we will do everything in our power to help you resolve your case in the most favorable and efficient manner possible.

To receive a complete evaluation of your case, along with professional advice regarding your best options, contact us by calling 303-280-1070 or by emailing us using the form at the top of this page.

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