Continuing from 5 DWI Defense Strategies That Work (Part 1)¸ the follow presents and explains some additional defense strategies and arguments that can be highly effective in drunk driving cases.
- DWI Defense Strategy 3: Arguing that the breathalyzer results were inaccurate – Breathalyzer test results may be inaccurate for a number of reasons, and these inaccuracies can lead to DWI charges being reduce or potentially even dismissed entirely.For example, with breathalyzer test results may be inaccurate because law enforcement officials were using devices that were not properly calibrated prior to the test, they may also be inaccurate when unsanctioned devices are used, police perform breathalyzer tests within 20 minutes of a driver regurgitating or belching, etc.
- DWI Defense Strategy 4: Arguing that the blood test results were inaccurate – The results of blood tests when it comes to determining a person’s blood alcohol content can be inaccurate for a number of reasons, including that the chain-of-custody for the samples was broken, the lab analyzing the results made mistakes, etc.Because police typically take more than one blood sample in DWI cases, it may be possible to reanalyze other, uncontaminated samples (if any exist) to try to get a more accurate reading of a person’s BAC at the time of the traffic incident.
- DWI Defense Strategy 5: Arguing that police failed to follow legal procedures at any point in the case – If at any point during the DWI arrest or investigation police do not follow proper legal procedures, the charges against the accused can be thrown out of court.Some ways in which law enforcement officials may fail to follow proper legal procedures include by failing to read the accused his Miranda rights before questioning him, searching the accused individual’s vehicle or property without the proper legal authority to do so, losing evidence in the case, etc.
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