Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) can significantly affect a person’s life. The gravity of these accusations requires a robust defense strategy. If you face these charges, you need effective representation from an experienced DUI defense attorney. Your freedom, reputation, and future depend on it. Learn more about securing the best DUI defense when you contact us for a free case review.
Understanding DUI Charges and the Role of a DUI Defense Attorney
Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a criminal charge based primarily on evidence of impairment. Impairment is often gauged by measuring a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the percentage of alcohol in the blood. Driving with a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher in Nevada is illegal. However, it’s possible to be charged with DUI even with a lower BAC. Because every case is unique, hiring a DUI defense attorney is crucial. A lawyer can evaluate your case and establish a personalized drunk driving defense strategy.
DUI Defenses That Work
Facing DUI charges can feel overwhelming, but an attorney can present effective DUI defense strategies, such as:
Challenging the Accuracy of Field Sobriety Tests
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) are known for their subjective and unreliable nature. Improper test administration, physical or neurological medical conditions, and test site conditions like weather or the road surface may affect the reliability of these tests. As such, a DUI defense lawyer can challenge their accuracy.
Having a DUI defense lawyer who is trained and understands the requirements of SFSTs is critical to your defense. Joel Mann has received the exact training that police officers receive in SFSTs. He has been certified to perform them and can recognize when police officers have failed to follow the appropriate procedures.
Contesting Breathalyzer or Blood Test Results
Demonstrating inaccuracies in BAC testing methods is another possible DUI defense. These tests rely on the correct administration and proper maintenance of testing equipment. Physiological factors like diet or medical conditions can skew results. Understanding how these systems work and how prosecutors use them as evidence is critical to being able to formulate a good DUI defense.
Investigating Law Enforcement Procedures
Law enforcement must follow specific procedures when making an arrest for DUI. The police must have a valid reason for the traffic stop, advise the arrestee of their rights, and properly administer BAC tests. Any violation provides grounds to challenge the prosecution’s case.
Establishing Alternative Explanations
Sometimes behaviors attributed to intoxication have innocent explanations, like fatigue or medical conditions. By establishing these alternative explanations, your DUI defense attorney can cast doubt on the prosecution’s allegations of impairment.
Negotiating Plea Bargains or Alternative Sentencing
Sometimes, a plea bargain or alternative sentencing is the best DUI defense. Your attorney can work with the prosecutor to negotiate a favorable plea deal or propose alternatives to incarceration, such as substance abuse treatment programs.
Why Hiring Joel Mann – a DUI Defense Attorney – Is Essential
If you are facing charges of DUI, you might feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You don’t have to go through this challenging time alone. The Law Office of Joel M. Mann can build a robust defense to protect your rights and your freedom. Joel Mann has taken the time to be trained on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and can detect when the officer has failed to follow the appropriate procedure. Having successfully defended countless DUI cases, we thoroughly understand DUI laws and the best defense for any situation.
We will listen to your story and understand your goals to develop a defense strategy tailored to your needs. With a keen focus on open and honest communication, we keep you informed about the charges, potential defenses, and options. Reach out to the Law Office of Joel M. Mann today for a free, confidential case review with a DUI defense attorney.