We Take Your DUI Defense Seriously
An arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence requires a smart legal strategy. Unlike a minor traffic offense, even a first-time DUI conviction may lead to serious consequences such as a fine, driver’s license suspension and/or jail time.
The good news is that a strong DUI defense is possible whether you are a first-time or repeat offender. The prosecutor has the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, which in turn requires persuasive evidence. One of our most effective strategies at Stapleton Law Office is to file a motion to exclude improperly obtained evidence, resulting in the prosecutor’s inability to make the case against you.
Reviewing Police Procedures
At every step in the arrest, the police are bound by certain procedures. We begin our analysis with a review of police procedure, starting with the initial stop. Police generally must have cause to support the initial stop, such as observing erratic driving.
Similarly, the police generally must observe signs of intoxication before escalating the initial stop into field sobriety or chemical blood alcohol testing. Our defense strategy is aimed at fighting to protect your legal rights.
Analyzing The Evidence
Even with forensic evidence such as blood alcohol test results, there may be defensive strategies. Did the police administer the Breathalyzer test properly? Did the lab administer the blood test properly in the chain of custody? If the answer to either question is no, we may argue that the evidence against you should be excluded.
As in our criminal defense practice, we will use our negotiation skills in your DUI defense. If you are a first-time offender, there may be alternatives such as a less serious offense or even dismissal of certain charges against you in exchange for community service or attending an alcohol program.
Contact An Experienced DUI Defense Attorney
Every DUI case is different. Depending on your history, the evidence against you and the police actions during your arrest, we will use every available defense to your advantage. Schedule your free initial consultation by calling Stapleton Law Office toll free at 888-809-6135 to learn more about your legal options.