You were arrested for DUI. The state has evidence against you. Chemical test results… field sobriety test results…the works. Well, they have you, don’t they? Wrong! That couldn’t be further from the truth. Any knowledgeable DUI defense attorney will tell you that no matter what the facts are surrounding your DUI case, there are always defenses. Remember, the burden of proof lies with the prosecution. They have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were in fact DUI. With DUI defense attorney Holly Veal on your side, you have a fighting chance to win your case!
Once your case makes it to court, you’ll notice that the prosecution will rely heavily on the testimony of the arresting officer. If you were arrested for DUI because of a “less safe” violation this means that the prosecution will have to prove that you were incapable of driving safely as a result of alcohol and/or drugs in your system. However, alcohol and drugs are not the only reasons that your driving could have been affected on the day in question. For example, you may have been fatigued, or you could have been distracted by a cell phone or an unruly passenger.
During your court case, the police may also testify that they noticed physical signs of alcohol and/or drug consumption. Typically, bloodshot eyes, pupil enlargement, and nervousness can be attributed to alcohol or drugs. Yet if you have allergies, were wearing contacts, or were simply stressed out about the police stopping your vehicle, these symptoms can also occur.
If you were given a blood, breath or urine test, your attorney should review the facts surrounding such testing. Police, medical personnel, and the state crime lab must follow certain protocols when conducting their tests. If machines are not working properly, the person administering the test is not trained, or if your sample is tainted, this can affect your blood alcohol content test result.
So before you throw in the towel and think of pleading guilty to your DUI charge, first contact attorney Holly Veal!