Generally, it gets increasingly difficult, but not impossible, to defend against a DUI after each time, if any, you have previously sustained convictions for charges related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Even so, in the United States, it is the prosecution that must overcome the burden of proof each and every time. Furthermore, even those convicted of crimes have certain inalienable rights. If you face charges for driving under the influence, please read on, then contact an experienced Nassau County DUI lawyer to learn what you should know about defending against a DUI charge in New York.
What are the strategies for fighting a DUI charge in New York?
When taken out of its proper context, any action may seem suspicious. A seasoned legal representative helps provide the appropriate entities with context so that they can come to a just conclusion. Your lawyer will likely employ one of the following arguments and strategies:
- Illegal stop: Police officers must adhere to certain rules and laws when pulling you over. If they fail to do that, then they may have to void your charges.
- Medical or health issues: Certain medical problems can cause you to fail a sobriety test, even if you are not intoxicated. Additionally, medicine can make it difficult to ascertain your Blood Alcohol Content.
- Unreliable testing: Standardized field sobriety tests are not always accurate or reliable. Your lawyer will evaluate the accuracy of said tests.
- Request evidence: Some police departments require officers to video traffic stops. If your lawyer can obtain this evidence, he or she can determine how bad the sobriety test was and whether the case really hinges on the police officer’s word against yours.
A skilled Nassau County criminal defense attorney will use any or all of these to lobby a defense. A qualified legal professional has many potential strategies at his or her disposal.
Which strategy works best?
That is a matter of personal preference. If you do not want your medical history being a matter of public knowledge due to personal or privacy concerns, that is perfectly fine. Nonetheless, Empire State prosecutors have a narrow scope by which they may reduce charges, so the best defense is a good offense. A qualified legal professional will advise you of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach so that you can decide for yourself. Do not go it alone. Give us a call today.
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Whether you need a Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyer or traffic ticket attorney, The Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman is here to help. Our firm has significant experience representing clients facing a wide range of criminal charges, including DUIs, drug crimes, domestic violence, assault, juvenile crimes, and more. If you have been issued a traffic ticket, it is important to contact us today. We zealously represent clients facing tickets for speeding, reckless driving, driving without a license, and those caught using a mobile device. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation with our trusted legal team.