A DUI Attorney Can Help You Defend Your Case

A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge, is one usually given to those arrested when driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. However, DUIs can also be given to those found operating a vehicle while under the influence of either legal or illegal drugs. DUI cases often result in severe penalties and substantial fines. However, there are many effective defenses used by legal experts that can be used to reduce or dismiss charges.

DUIOne defense, DUI vs DWI, is the idea that the equipment used to test for the presence of alcohol may have been faulty. The most common type of equipment used is a breathalyzer, which measures the percentage of alcohol present in your breath sample. However, breathalyzers are sensitive forms of equipment that seldom work properly if not calibrated effectively previous to use. Therefore, a DUI attorney can use the defense of faulty equipment for a DUI case and use it as a means to nullify the breath samples and as such dismiss the only evidence present in the case.

A second defense is an idea that certain equipment used to test for the presence of alcohol can be misled by the presence of other chemicals in the body. This includes chemicals produced by those on specific diets, those suffering from diabetes, or those with abnormally high amounts of sugar in their blood.

In keeping with the idea of faulty equipment is the defense that field sobriety tests may have been failed by the driver as a result of other, unrelated factors. Field tests used to test for sobriety often involve eye movement, and a lack of responsiveness is usually deemed as evidence for DUI. However, many legal prescription drugs can limit the movement of eyes- as can fatigue and possibly stress. As such, a defense against a DUI could be the idea that the defendant didn’t fail the field test as a result of alcohol- but as a result of other, legal and reasonable factors.

A fourth defense for a DUI is the idea that, when arrested, officers did not react according to protocol. If Miranda rights weren’t read, or a person was victim to any form of misconduct, then the prosecuted may have reason to ask for the case to be dismissed or for the charges to be reduced to Reckless driving.

A fifth defense that could be used for a DUI is the idea that the police officer had no probable cause for stopping the vehicle in the first place. If a defendant can prove that their driving was in no way suspicious and that there was no evident reason for a traffic stop, then the DUI case could be dismissed, or the charges significantly reduced.

DWI Lawyer and Police Officers

There are several professions that tend to be dominated by narcissistic personalities. If you think about the self-absorbed nature of this type of personality, you can begin to imagine which ones would be likely.  Your mind may think of models, actors, personal trainers, government officials, athletics coach, doctors, nurses, and possibly even scout leaders.  Obviously, not all people in these positions are narcissistic, but these are the types of jobs and careers that many choose.  Today we want to explore two of those personalities that tend to have high self esteem and a true love for oneself.  These two professions are police officers and attorneys.

Police Officers In A Position of Power

The policeman is the true symbol of power. As a cop, you have the ability to take law into your own hands, and handle issues as they arise. There is a high value given to this profession by most people, and the respect and authority that should be given to this type of individual is off the charts.  What other person is willing to risk their own life in order to help others?  Not many other than maybe fireman and our military.  Unfortunately, this level of power also helps feed narcissistic people.  Many times, the power becomes the true essence of the person.

Real protection is what a police officer is supposed to be providing, but how often does it turn into a true power trip that prevents rational and normal behavior.  Lets take for example a routine traffic stop, and a potential arrest for drinking and driving, or DWI, which is driving while intoxicated.  Before the DWI lawyer ever enters the picture, we have a police officer that often times is demeaning, and takes a little too much of his power to his head. At times, we have heard of these routine DUI checkpoints turning into lectures, and in other cases, a display of power through excessive force. There have been cited instances of officers pulling drunks out of a car, roughing them up, and using excessive force to make an arrest.  Here is an example of this excessive force being caught on video in 2011.

The fact that police officers tend to have a hint of narcissism is not surprising, nor would it surprise many that the people defending those arrested of crimes such as DUI would be considered a bit narcissistic.  DUI lawyers and criminal lawyers also tend to have very high opinions of themselves. Being able to have charges dropped in a criminal case for something like drinking while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a pretty high position of power. Think Johnnie Cochran (look at how he spells his name) and OJ Simpson, where a man is found not guilty of the most brutal crime.  You think Mr. Cochran didn’t have the highest opinion of his person?