Thursday, February 4, 2016

Strategies a DUI Lawyer Might Use in Your Case

DUI lawyers are familiar with all the laws pertaining to DUIs, and you might not know everything that there is to know about DUI law, especially if this is your first DUI charge and you've never had to deal with the court system before.
Depending upon the circumstances surrounding your case, there are various strategies that a DUI lawyer might take when defending you in court.
Blood Alcohol Content Level

One of the most incriminating types of evidence that the state can use against you in a DUI scase is your blood alcohol content level, or BAC. Your BAC level simply refers to the amount of alcohol that was found present in your blood when you were arrested.

If you refused to submit to a BAC test, then your lawyer might argue that the state doesn't have enough evidence to convict. However, this strategy can be risky, because in states like North Carolina you can lose your license for a year for refusing to submit to a breath test and police often have the option to draw blood and send it for testing. In other words, refusing to blow is not an automatic “get out of jail free” card.

Reasonable Suspicion for the Stop

Police officers can't pull you over for no reason. If your lawyer and finds that there was no reasonable suspicion for the police officer to initiate a stop, then your lawyer might argue that you were unlawfully pulled over. If that is the case, then it becomes more difficult to prosecute your case if the arrest was not lawful to begin with.

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