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How can you choose the right strategy for your DUI defense?

When facing charges of drunk driving, you probably feel overwhelmed. It's critical to take action to protect your future and your long-term interests, even if it is your first offense, but where should you begin? Appropriately defending yourself starts with choosing the right strategy for your defense plan.

One of the most significant steps in the defense process is to carefully evaluate your case. The right approach for your defense depends on the details of your individual situation, but you have the right to challenge the officer's actions, the results of a chemical test or even the validity of the original traffic stop. Before you move forward, it may be helpful to consider all of the defense options available to you.

Protecting your future

When charged with drunk driving, there is much more on the line than just the possibility of losing your driving privileges and the threat of time behind bars. A conviction could impact your future job options, educational opportunities and your reputation. It is in your interests to decide which defense strategy will be most impactful and give you the strongest chance of successfully fighting the charges against you. Some defense options include: 

  • Challenging the validity of the traffic stop – If the law enforcement officer did not have proper grounds to pull you over, you can challenge all evidence collected from the stop.
  • Challenging the breathalyzer tests – Improper use or negligent maintenance of the breathalyzer device can lead to inaccurate BAC results.
  • Challenging the chain of custody – Mishandling or tampering with a person's blood or urine sample can lead to a disqualification of that evidence. 

These are just a few of the strategies that a defendant may use to confront the prosecution's case against him or her. A complete investigation into every detail of your case can help you understand how to most effectively fight back against drunk driving charges.

You do not have to fight alone

You do not have to fight the DUI case against you alone. Whether it is your first DUI or you have previous convictions on your record, you have rights that are worth protecting. An experienced Florida drunk driving defense attorney can investigate your case, identify the most effective approach and fight for your current and long-term interests. You may want to start by seeking a complete evaluation of your case as soon as possible after an arrest.

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