How Strong Is My DUI Case?
Don't Give Up on Your DUI Defense
Many people give up on their defense the moment they are arrested for
driving under the influence (DUI). At Parks & Braxton, PA, we understand the full extent of your
DUI charges and can assure you that you still have hope, even if you have
failed a breath or blood test. Our attorneys have won the most difficult
of cases and can fight your charges using any number of strategies. Your
charges could be dismissed - or at least reduced to a less-serious offense
- based on anything from police misconduct to lack of evidence. Speak with a
Jacksonville DUI attorney from our firm as soon as possible to learn more about how we can defend
you from any DUI, no matter how serious your case may seem.
Investigating for Police Misconduct
One of the first things your attorney will do when you retain Parks &
Braxton, PA is investigate the details of your police stop and DUI arrest.
Law enforcement must have probable cause to pull a motorist over under
suspicion of intoxicated driving, such as witnessing erratic driving or
having another motorist report suspicion of drunk driving. Even when an
officer has reason to pull a motorist over to the side of the road, they
must still treat the motorist with respect and honor their rights. You
should never be threatened or intimidated by an officer when you are making
every effort to comply with their instructions, questions, and requests.
Police misconduct is one of the most common defenses for DUI charges. Your
attorney from Parks & Braxton, PA will skillfully and thoroughly study
your case to uncover any misconduct and present a strong defense on your
behalf. Our firm also has experience effectively challenging the validity
of breathalyzer and blood test results. Many people assume that a blood
alcohol concentration (BAC) over 0.08% means that you have no defense,
but this is not always true. These results can be faulty if the machine
was not properly calibrated, if the officer failed to instruct you about
how to properly take the breath test, or if your sample was contaminated
during the testing process. Breath tests can even be dismissed if police
coerce you into taking a breath test. Our attorneys can fight your DUI
charges based on any of these grounds for defense.