Thursday, July 2, 2009

How to Beat a DUI

How do you beat a DUI? The short answer is by discrediting the evidence. Therefore, there are many ways to beat a DUI. The qualified DUI attorney you hire will know all the details, but some examples on how to beat a DUI are below.

The first thing to know in beating a DUI is how a prosecution attorney will try to get a DUI conviction. There are two ways he will try to prove DUI. One way is to attack the driver’s mental and physical condition by presenting evidence that shows the driver was impaired because of alcohol consumption. The other way is by concentrating on the driver’s blood-alcohol content and not focusing on the driver’s physical or mental condition. Or, the prosecutor may use both ways in the same case.

DUI cases basically hinge on four kinds of evidence: the physical appearance of the driver, the driving pattern, the results of a chemical test, and the results of a field sobriety test. All of them are subject to debate in a variety of ways, and this is where beating a DUI case happens. For example, start with the driving pattern. If the defendant pulled over promptly, used his turn signal, parked safely, etc., it could be well argued that the driving pattern did not indicate any impairment. More...

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