Defense for DUI Charges

It's a large misconception that DUI charges are not worth fighting. There are actually many valid defenses against charges and numerous reasons why the allegations can be inaccurate. When you find yourself facing charges, not putting up a fight is only telling the court that you are guilty.

Below are some of the top ways that charges can be reduced or dismissed through the defense of a Marietta DUI lawyer:

  • You may have been pulled over and accused because you were not driving as safely as the officer thought you should have. While you may have been making lane changes that were not safe or you were driving fast, this doesn't mean that you are intoxicated. You may not be the best driver but it doesn't mean that you were under the influence of alcohol.
  • Field Sobriety Tests are often one of the main things that the prosecution will focus on. An officer may report that you performed poorly during the test and from that they assume that you were drinking and driving. These tests are not completely accurate though and it doesn't take impairment from alcohol to do poorly on them.
  • Mouth alcohol can also lead to a false BAC result. You may have just used mouthwash, took a medicine or be suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. These can all cause you have a higher reading than you should.
  • An officer will also inspect your physical appearance but their opinion is not fact. You can be suffering from allergies causing you to have a red face and watery eyes. You may also be nervous and have trouble speaking. An officer may smell alcohol on your breath but having one drink doesn't mean you are breaking the law.
  • Another defense option is inspecting the conduct of the police officer. Did they follow all proper procedure? Failing to do this may be reason for evidence to be dismissed or even for the charges to be dropped.

These are just some of the reasons why a DUI charge may be inaccurate. If you are looking to effectively fight the charges against you, work with a skilled professional who knows the defense options and who can investigate the circumstances behind your charges.

Contact The Glasgow Law Firm today for more information.