When you get arrested for a DUI in Fresno, it might seem like a hopeless situation. It is definitely a serious problem, and how you react and respond is incredibly important. You could be facing severe financial and criminal consequences, not to mention the loss of your driver’s license.
A Qualified Criminal Defense Attorney On Your Side In Fresno
The good news is that it is entirely possible to beat a DUI charge or at least to reduce the consequences. The Law Office of Gerald Schwab, Jr. can provide you with an experienced DUI attorneyor criminal defense attorney who will know exactly what to do to work toward the best possible outcome. For more information, Call Us At 559-441-1418 Today!
Believe it or not, there are many ways that a DUI charge can be overcome or avoided altogether, and a DUI attorney has dozens of ways he or she can fight the evidence that is brought against you. Here are a few examples of ways to beat the charge.
1) No Justification For Stop Or Arrest
A police officer is not allowed to pull you over for no reason, but they must have seen something that raised suspicions of a possible traffic violation. Otherwise, the traffic stop can be seen as a violation of constitutional rights. So the police officer must be able to articulate what raised their suspicions, and if they cannot do so, it is possible for the case to be dismissed.
The same goes for an arrest. There must be probable cause in order to arrest someone for driving under the influence. Your attorney might be able to prove that there was not probable cause, which is another way to get the case dismissed.
2) Non-DUI Explanations For Erratic Driving
Often people are pulled over because they were observed swerving or weaving across lanes, and the assumption is that this comes from being drunk. However, there are always other legitimate explanations, such as being tired, eating or a medical condition. Your attorney can present compelling evidence that one of these alternative explanations was the cause of your poor driving.
3) Roadside Sobriety Tests Were Not Conducted Properly
The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration offers specific, standardized DUI sobriety tests that must be performed under certain controlled condition. However, in reality, these tests are often performed in bad lighting, on uneven surfaces and with traffic speeding by to suspects of varying health and physical ability.
Because of this, these tests can be difficult to pass even when you haven’t been drinking, and your attorney will show how these circumstances might have caused you to fail.
These are just a few examples of how an attorney can help you fight and beat DUI charges. The situation is far from hopeless, and The Law Office of Gerald Schwab, Jr. in Fresno is ready to help. If you need a criminal defense attorney, Call Us At 559-441-1418 Today!