If you are arrested for a DUI, it is crucial to evaluate the steps it took to get there. The legality of a traffic stop is just the first part of the analysis. For a prosecution to be considered lawful, the arrest must be supported by probable cause. In most states, a DUI is defined as being in physical control of a vehicle while:
- impaired by alcohol or drug substance
- having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more.
In some cases, the motorist’s driving pattern will provide some of an officer’s probable cause including the following:
- Odor of alcohol
- Blood-shot eyes
- Slurred speech
- Alcohol or other substance visibly seen
Generally, challenging a DUI charge can be extremely difficult. It is essential to hire a DUI lawyer, who can represent you and fight for you.
At Franks & Rechenberg, P.C., we are here to provide the utmost strategic defense options to those in need of representation.
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