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Defenses that might help you overcome drunk driving charges

| Oct 21, 2015 | Drunk Driving |

Today, there is a great deal of focus on drunk driving in our nation. This is true in Maryland as well as in other states. Because of this, many people charged with a DUI feel they have little recourse other than pleading guilty and letting the chips fall as they may. However, as most people choose to face the charges alone, they are not aware that it is possible to defend oneself against allegations of driving while drunk.

You owe it to yourself to look for a good defense if you are arrested for drunk driving. After all, a conviction affects not only you, but the people you are close to as well. Here are some effective ways defense attorneys have successfully defended those arrested on DUI charges.

Improper Police Action: Sometimes police officers make mistakes that violate a person’s civil rights during the stop or the arrest. Building a defense on this point means finding evidence to prove your rights were violated.

Improper Stop by Authorities: Police officers cannot stop you unless they have probable cause to believe you are driving while drunk or otherwise committing a crime. If you can prove this point, you could be home free.

Involuntary Intoxication: If you have unknowingly consumed alcohol or drugs, it is possible to build a defense on this point.

Administrative Errors: On the administrative side of the issue, many factors could lead to a successful defense. In most cases, they center on inaccurate sobriety tests both in the field and at the police station.

The point of this blog post is that it is a mistake to give up on defending yourself. While most defenses require representation from a criminal defense attorney, you can explore the issue further at the online home of the Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. law firm.

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