Getting DUI charges dropped: Helpful tactics
When you’re faced with a DUI, the best thing that can happen is for the charges to be dropped. This happens more often than you may believe.
Why does it happen? There are many reasons. For example, the stop might have been illegal. The breath test might have been inaccurate. Medical exams could prove that medical conditions led to a person’s actions, not intoxication. All of these reasons can lead to a DUI charge being dropped.
A DUI being dropped or dismissed is not necessarily difficult if the right information is available, but it does take a sharp eye. Your attorney will start by looking into whether or not the stop was legal. Officers can’t pull people over without a reason. For instance, if you are driving normally and show no signs of violating traffic laws, an officer can’t just decide to pull you over because they have nothing else to do at that moment. That’s an invasion of your privacy and a violation of your rights.
Another way to get the charges dropped is by challenging the tests taken during the stop. For example, you may be able to get the charges dropped if you can prove that the breath test was not calibrated correctly or was not given the correct number of times.
Your attorney is educated in many ways to help you get out of a DUI charge and to help you face fewer penalties if you are convicted of driving drunk. Our site has more on what you can expect if you are charged with a DUI.