Imagine that you’re stopped by the police. You’re not really sure of the reason, but they ask you to get out of your vehicle. You comply, but you’re quickly tested to see if you’re intoxicated.
You don’t know what spurred the stop, and you’re not sure that the officer had the authority to ask you to get out of your vehicle. You did what you were told because of the officer’s position, but it seemed a little unusual.
Cases like yours are why a DUI defense is important. DUI arrests are serious, and they can impact you financially and socially. You could lose your career, your ability to drive and have many smaller repercussions as a result of a conviction or arrest.
Why is it important to have a DUI defense attorney?
A DUI defense attorney can help by looking into your case right away. For instance, if the officer didn’t indicate why you were stopped, and you didn’t receive any ticket, your attorney may be able to use this fact to your benefit in court. If the officer stopped you without just cause or reasonable suspicion, it could be a serious enough violation to have the case dropped entirely.
Just like above, there are many aspects of your case that need to be reviewed. Your attorney will make sure that you weren’t stopped without cause and check other parts of the case to guarantee that the evidence was collected legally. If not, then there is a good chance that you can have the case against you dismissed or penalties reduced.