Common Defense Strategies For A DWI Charge
There are number of effective defense strategies that can help reduce or eliminate a DWI charge. It is important to receive assistance from a lawyer to choose the correct defense for your case. At Jeremy J. Poet Law Firm, PLLC, we can help you determine the best defense strategy for your circumstances. Some common defense strategies for DWI allegations include:
- Improper traffic stop: police officers can initiate a traffic stop if they suspect criminal activity. This means that an officer must witness a reason to pull you over, including speeding, swerving or the failure to make a complete stop. If you were pulled over by an officer without reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, then any following evidence against your case could be inadmissible.
- Improper administration of field sobriety or chemical tests: if a police officer does not follow the correct procedures for the field sobriety test, then the results may be dismissed. If the chemical test was administered incorrectly, then the results may not be accurate.
- Incorrect test results: if you were required to walk in a straight line down a hill or on a slippery surface, then the results of your field sobriety test may be inconclusive. If the police officer administered a BAC (blood alcohol content) test during the “absorptive phase,” then the test results may be inaccurate.
- Illegal vehicle search and seizure: if a police officer cannot reasonably suspect that you have been breaking the law at the time of the traffic stop, then any evidence found during the search could be inadmissible.
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If you are facing a DWI charge, then contact our office today in Sherman, Texas. You will receive a free personal consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss how we can help you. Schedule an appointment by calling us at 903-357-5269 or fill out our online contact form.