Michigan DUI Defense Lawyer
Defenses to DUI/OWI Charges in the Metro Detroit Area
When one has been arrested and charged with DUI/OWI, you are likely seeking a skilled and successful
Michigan DUI defense lawyer. There are several types of defenses that could be possible with your case, depending on the details. A
DUI defense lawyer must thoroughly review and evaluate the evidence against you in order to determine what is possible in your case. In many cases, a very compelling case can be made for the defense, resulting in a dismissal of the charges against you, or an acquittal.
DUI Defense Attorney Serving Bloomfield Township, Royal Oak, Livonia, Clinton Township, Warren, Sterling Heights, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Dearborn and Rochester Hills
The first area to be investigated could be the actual details of the "stop" you experienced when pulled over by law enforcement. It is required that you must have been exhibiting some driving behavior that made a case for "probable cause". This could mean reckless driving, swerving, dangerous driving, speeding or other action that could indicate that you were intoxicated. In many cases, overzealous law enforcement officers have pulled over individuals without probable cause. When this is the case, it may be possible to challenge any evidence that was gathered at an unlawful police stop. In many cases, this can result in all the evidence against you being suppressed, and as there is no evidence, there will be a dismissal of the charges.
Another area that must be investigated is the procedure that was used by law enforcement in the actual arrest. This procedure must be exactly followed, and if it has been violated, the evidence against you likely will not be admissible in court, as the arrest was unlawful. This is another strong possibility for your defense, depending upon the exact circumstances of your case.
The field sobriety tests administered to you are often possible to be challenged as they are highly subjective and have a high rate of inaccuracy, even by the standards of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The tests must be done per a certain procedure which is often not followed correctly, and the tests themselves are often open to challenge.
Breath and blood test evidence also can be challenged as the testing equipment could be faulty, may not have been properly maintained or calibrated, or may have had a history of incorrect readings. Blood test evidence can be scientifically challenged as well, and a cross examination of the individuals involved in the blood evidence gathering procedure may be necessary. In more serious DUI cases, such as when an accident took place, it may be necessary to do an independent investigation of the accident to assist in proving that you were not at fault in the accident.
Contact a Michigan DUI defense attorney from our firm if you have been arrested and charged with any DUI or OWI charge and are seeking an aggressive defense attorney to fight for you.