How to defend against DWI charges

A DWI conviction can come with considerable consequences. When these consequences can affect your rights and future, it is crucial that you do everything possible to defend yourself from a conviction. When it can feel like there is no way to protect yourself from DWI charges, what can you do? It is possible to successfully beat DWI charges; some proven methods include:

Inaccurate testing equipment

While police officers can suspect you of driving while under the influence, they still need to be able to prove it. If your attorney can help you establish that the testing equipment that police used during your arrest was inaccurate or otherwise invalid, you may be able to avoid a conviction.

Police performed an illegal stop

Officers cannot conduct a traffic stop unless they have reasonable cause to do so. If you were not presenting a reason for an officer to stop you, such as swerving, speeding, or even a broken taillight, your attorney may be able to file a motion to beat your charges.

Involuntary or mistaken intoxication

If you did not knowingly consumer drugs or alcohol, like if someone spiked your drink at a party, your lawyer may be able to defend you. Another example would be affected by a new prescription, and you were unfamiliar with the consequences.

Police error

If the police commit an error during your arrest, such as failing to read you your rights, it may give your case grounds for dismissal. Have your lawyer review your arrest to confirm if the police made any errors to help your defense.

Contact an attorney

Trying to fight criminal charges like a DWI is incredibly difficult when you are doing it alone. Arm your defense with the skill and experience of an attorney who is committed to helping your fight to get the best possible outcome in your case.