DUI charges can result in significant penalties and consequences for accused drivers. As a result, it is important for accused drivers to be familiar with methods of challenging the alleged evidence and charges against them as part of their criminal defense.
One method of challenging DUI charges is to challenge the traffic stop that led to the DUI charges and its legality. Authorities are required to follow certain procedures for the protection of the rights of accused individuals and if they fail to follow those procedures, the evidence collected in violation those procedures may be challenged. In addition, the arrest of the accused driver may also be challenged if the proper procedures were not followed.
Other methods of challenging a DUI charge can include a challenge to the reliability of a breathalyzer test that may form the basis of the DUI charges. Breathalyzer tests must be routinely calibrated and properly maintained to produce reliable results and if those measures are not followed, it may compromise the reliability of the breathalyzer test results. It may also be possible to challenge the accuracy of a field sobriety test if it was not properly administered.
DUI charges can upend the lives of accused drivers personally and professionally which is why accused drivers should be familiar with criminal defense strategies that may help them with the charges they are facing. It is essential for accused drivers to understand how their criminal defense rights can protect them when they have been accused of driving under the influence.