DUI Lawyer Info
What is DUI?
DUI is an acronym for "driving under the influence" of alcohol or any substance or chemical that negatively
affects an individual's driving ability.
For people who are 21 and older, it is illegal to drive with a breath or blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of
.08 or higher and for individuals who are under the age of 21, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content
(BAC) of .02 or higher.
It can be emphasized that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or both is illegal in all 50
Why Do I Need a DUI Lawyer?
Once a DUI lawyer is hired to fight for you, he or she will immediately begin going through every detail to see
if there's any procedure that was not properly followed.
That is, he or she will be looking to see if the officer did everything in the manner he/she is supposed to and
whether or not there was a "lawful stop."
A DUI attorney will see if there's a way to get your case dismissed, and if this possibility does not exist,
your DUI lawyer will be looking at what viable defenses there are to winning your case.
DUI has become a very complicated area of the law. In fact, more than a few criminal defense lawyers will admit
that given the many talents needed to be mastered by a DUI defense lawyer, this area of specialization can be one
of the most difficult areas of criminal law in which the attorney can engage.
A DUI defense typically includes challenging the "stop and arrest." Other critical areas of DUI defense are
getting the breath test results suppressed.
Even if the breath test is not suppressed, moreover, a "drunk driving" lawyer will be able to discount the
results altogether. Recent challenges that have led to "suppression" include the following:
- A constitutional challenge to the new DUI statute itself.
- Defective warnings prior to conducting the test.
- A lack of calibration and certification of a thermometer in the testing machine.
- Software problems in the testing machine.
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