The best criminal defense attorney knows that there are many drunk driving defenses and you don’t need to plead guilty to a DUI, DWI, or OUI and that charges can be reduced, dismissed or even acquitted. Although this is a serious defense, mistakes happen and with a good attorney by your side you will be able to move on with your life.
The first thing a criminal defense attorney will look at is the legality of the initial traffic stop. Since the stop must be valid under the Fourth Amendment, law enforcement must tell you the specific facts that will support his reasonable suspicion or probably cause of criminal conduct. A driver can not be randomly stopped to check for driver’s license or registration unless there is a lawful reason that must be proven or it will not be valid in court such as;
- traffic violations
- defective equipment
- missing license plates
- erratic driving behavior
Next, a criminal defense attorney will work to exclude many breath or blood test results if you have taken them. We have recently won, here in Ohio, a victory in the Supreme Court that allows defendants to bring strong challenges to the validity of breathalyzer tests. The accuracy of the results may be challenged. Breath tests are often found to be unreliable because the BAC reading are often effected by too many unmeasured variables.
The Bottom Line: If you have been arrested and did not refuse the testing, you do NOT have to plead guilty. You need to find the best criminal defense attorney in Ohio who will help you avoid a DUI conviction. Call me immediately and I will help you. 513-260-2099