The authorities aggressively pursue, and prosecutors aggressively seek to punish, those they believe have engaged in drunk driving. As discussed a couple of weeks ago on the blog, one way this is accomplished is by subjected suspected drunk drivers to a breathalyzer test. However, these machines are not always properly calibrated, causing otherwise innocent individuals to be hit with drunk driving charges.
Other procedural errors could cause you to face charges that are inappropriate. For example, if you are pulled over and are deemed intoxicated, but the initial purpose of the stop is illegal, then you may be able to get evidence suppressed and the case dismissed. Likewise, if field sobriety tests are not handled according to standard procedure, then any evidence garnered from that process may be rendered inadmissible.
These matters may be critically important to your case, and should be handled as such. Therefore, you may want to consult with a legal professional who knows how to handle drunk driving cases and can look for holes in the prosecution’s case. The firm of Bernard J Brown Attorney at Law is well-versed at assessing drunk driving allegations and developing an individually tailored defense to ensure their clients are as protected as possible from the harsh penalties that can fall on them if a conviction is obtained.
The legal team at Bernard J Brown Attorney at Law strives to get penalties reduced and cases dismissed. Strong negotiation and litigation skills could allow an individual to avoid jail, fines, driver’s license revocation, and the implementation of ignition interlock devices. Failing to mount an aggressive defense could also cause your reputation to be damaged and could affect your employment. Therefore, if you have been accused of drunk driving, then you may want to seriously consider the full expanse of your defense options.