Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Intoxicated
Driving under the influence has become more and more prevalent over the last ten years. Some prosecutors are filing cases on “impairment” for a “low blow” or a .05 even though state law mandates that your BAC (blood alcohol content) has to be .08 or above.
There are heavy fines and penalties that go with this misdemeanor such as an alcohol class which is over $2,000.00, an interlock device installed on your vehicle (even for first timers), which is also over $2,000.00 The fines are generally in the $2,000.00 range as well with penalties and assessments. It also stays on your record for 10 years.
That is why it’s important that you choose the right lawyer if you have been charged with this crime.
You need a hands-on attorney who can walk you through every step of the way and try to either obtain a dismissal or plead to a “wet”.
Beating a DUI involves experts that can testify to the blood alcohol content and an attorney who can assist with the validity of the stop and the integrity of the investigation. Or an expert that can testify in your defense if you’ve been charged with being under the influence of meth or pot.
I have seen experts obtain great results by demonstrating that a person’s blood alcohol content could NOT POSSIBLY BE what the cop wrote down.
Usually, the Law Offices of Victoria Clemans uses an independent lab to do the blood or breath analysis and uses and expert to go over the results of the first and second blow or draw of the blood.
We have had great results with the use of one expert in particular who is known nationwide and is a former cop.
The other issue is, sometimes the newer officers are asked to do a “PAS” test (preliminary alcohol screening device) and don’t know how to operate the hand held instrument.
This is another way of attacking the prosecutor’s case.
If you find yourself charged with this crime, you came to the right website!