Have you recently had a driving while Intoxicated (DWI) arrest?
Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense. Drunk driving injures many people every year, so penalties for this crime are severe. It’s easy to think that everything will be fixed as soon as you pay a fine, but the consequences don’t stop there. They can influence your future and your independence, like losing your license and serving jail time.
But a DWI charge can be fought, and a conviction can be avoided. It would be in your best interests to speak with qualified defense lawyers at AMA Law before proceeding, as the legal system can be complex and a mistake can result in additional penalties. An attorney will investigate your DWI arrest and has the knowledge necessary to defend you.
Gathering Evidence for Your Court Case
When investigating your case, your DWI defense attorney will start with the evidence. This evidence can help you and your lawyer determine the best defense for your case.
When trying to get the charges reduced or dropped completely, your lawyer can help gather evidence based on the details of your arrest. But what can that include? Check out some of the situations those facing DWI charges may be facing and how you can fight back.
Inaccurate Testing or False Positives
When you get pulled over for a DWI, you’ll be subjected to multiple sobriety tests. These tests are used to measure your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This test determines the amount of breath particles coming from your lungs that contain alcohol. These tests are not infallible and can be inaccurate.
BAC levels are influenced by external factors and health conditions, such as your diet or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Field sobriety tests are difficult to pass even for sober individuals, especially if stress and anxiety influenced your actions after the stop. A defense attorney will examine your tests and obtain the documentation to get your charges dropped.
Another area that will be subjected to investigation by your defense attorney is the probable cause for your arrest. The burden of proof is on police officers in this scenario. They need to show an amount of evidence sufficient enough to demonstrate they had enough reasons to stop, detain and arrest you for drunk driving.
Law enforcement officers are not above the law, and they need to see a violation or notice something unusual about your driving pattern before stopping you. They don’t have the authority to pull you over without reason or because of a gut feeling.
An experienced defense attorney will investigate the events that led to your DWI charge and immediately notice an improper traffic stop. Footage from surveillance cameras and statements from neutral witnesses will be used in this scenario. If police officers didn’t follow the correct protocol, all evidence obtained after the stop will lose its value.
Speak With a Defense Attorney After a DWI Arrest
If you’ve been charged with a DWI, there’s no time to lose. Every single action or statement you make will be used against you, and committing a mistake while dealing with police officers is a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately, this is far too common for drivers who fail to seek legal counsel.
AMA Law believes that everyone needs an impeccable defense and a fair trial. Our defense lawyers are ready to fight and represent you in order to protect your rights during this difficult situation. Call us at 405-708-7789 to schedule a free consultation or use the online contact form.