Disputing a DUI Charge
Being charged with or convicted of DUI can be incredibly damaging to a person’s life on a financial, professional, and personal level, which is why mounting a strong defense against such charges is so important. When fighting a DUI charge, attorneys have different ways of defending their clients, depending on the circumstances of the arrest. In DUI cases, it is generally argued that the circumstances of the arrest were inappropriate, and thus all evidence obtained must be thrown out, or attorneys may argue that evidence indicating that you were intoxicated is invalid. An attorney may take one or multiple routes available to them when fighting a DUI charge.
If you’ve been charged with DUI, you need an experienced DUI attorney to help you fight these charges. Every Arizona DUI lawyer with Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., has years of experience helping those facing a variety of alcohol-related driving charges. If you’ve been charged with DUI and are unsure of where to go from here, we are ready to help, so contact us today at 602-510-9999.
Methods of DUI Defense
Depending on your circumstances, our Arizona DUI defense attorneys may use one or more of the following strategies:
- Driving related defense: If you were behind the wheel when approached by an officer but not driving, you may be able to argue that you were not driving under the influence.
- Challenging officer testimony: You may be able to present witnesses that will dispute an officer’s testimony based on your behavior or their observations of you prior to driving. You may also be able to offer explanations for seemingly intoxicated behavior and appearances, such as allergies, driver distractions, etc.
- Arrest related defenses: You may be able to get evidence thrown out based on the circumstances of your arrest. If the officer did not stop you for a valid reason, or you were not read your Miranda rights before being questioned, the prosecution may have to throw out a significant portion of their case.
- Defense related to blood alcohol level tests: If an officer did not follow proper procedures when measuring your blood alcohol level, or if a device such as a breathalyzer was not calibrated correctly, the evidence may be dismissed.
Using one or a combination of these approaches, an attorney may be able to successfully get your charges dismissed.
If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, don’t take a chance with an inexperienced attorney. The Phoenix DUI attorneys at Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., have been successfully fighting DUI charges on behalf of our clients for years, and we are committed to doing everything in our power to help get our clients’ charges dismissed. Contact us today at 602-510-9999 to learn more.