In previous blogs we discussed DUI arrests, the severity of DUI penalties and how important it is to get legal counsel from a professional DUI lawyer. Keep in mind, not taking your DUI arrest seriously can lead to severe DUI penalties such as: high fines, jail time, probation, license suspension, increased cost of insurance and mandatory alcohol education classes, even if you are a first time DUI offender.
In our blog yesterday we discussed defending against an officer’s failure to establish probable cause before your DUI arrest and how a DUI lawyer can review chemical testing procedures. Today, we will review whether or not the arresting officer gave you all of the proper warnings before your chemical test and DUI arrest, whether you were really intoxicated at the time of your DUI arrest and whether your field sobriety testing was done properly.
Warnings not Properly Given
If you were arrested for DUI, your DUI lawyer will make sure that you were read your Miranda Rights. These rights include the right to remain silent, to hire a lawyer, and if you cannot afford a lawyer, to have one appointed to you by the state.
Breathalyzer Test Done During the Absorptive Phase
Faulty Field Sobriety Test
Unfortunately, police officers, even highly trained ones, are human and they are making judgments based on subjective observations. It may be easy to misinterpret certain behaviors.
If you failed the field sobriety test, your DUI lawyer can review the field sobriety testing procedures and determine if there are any other factors which could have affected your ability to successfully complete the tests such as age, medication, and/or physical impairments.
Hiring a DUI Lawyer
• Was there probable cause for the DUI arrest?
• Were you read all the appropriate warnings prior to submitting to a chemical test?
• Were you read the Miranda Warning prior to your DUI arrest?
• Was the field sobriety test performed accurately?
• Was the Chemical test performed too early to register an accurate BAC level?
If you have been arrested for DUI, contact a DUI attorney. A DUI attorney is an expert in defending against DUI charges. Do not leave your future to chance, especially if you have multiple DUI arrests. A DUI conviction can have severe, long-term consequences.
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