Challenging Evidence in DUI Cases
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Many people plead guilty to DUI charges when it simply is not necessary. Legal guidance from an attorney who knows California DUI law and has years of experience in criminal defense may be all you need to minimize the damage and have your case dismissed entirely. At the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau, we have 40+ years of combined experience gathering and evaluating evidence to discover mistakes made by the arresting officer or the prosecutor, mistakes that make it possible to secure an acquittal or dismissal of the charges.
During your criminal DUI trial and your license suspension hearing at the DMV, our criminal lawyers may challenge the weak evidence brought against you and help you secure a positive resolution. If you have been arrested on DUI-related offense, our Long Beach firm may be the edge you need. Contact us as soon as possible to learn your options in a free case evaluation.
Strategies for Defeating DUI Evidence
Challenge Cause of Traffic Stop / Arrest
As we assess all evidence of your case, we will be evaluating whether the law enforcement officer had reasonable cause to make a traffic stop and perform an arrest. If the officer's testimony is contradictory, we can bring this situation to light to prove that a traffic stop and / or arrest should not have been performed in the beginning.
Challenge Chemical Test Refusals
In all DUI cases, law enforcement officers work hard to convict alleged DUI offenders by checking their blood alcohol content (BAC) levels. Refusal of a chemical test can result in serious penalties. We can evaluate whether you were even asked to take the test. If you were not properly asked to take the chemical test, we can challenge evidence of your chemical test refusal. Your case is considered successfully defended if it cannot be proven that you were given proper warnings.
Challenge Chemical Test Results
After being pulled over by a police officer under suspicion of DUI, you will likely be issued a chemical test. Breathalyzers are the common form of chemical tests, but they are not without error. Testing equipment for BAC levels can often result in inaccurate readings, especially when they are not properly calibrated. We can use records of the tests and outside experts to challenge the evidence against you.
We Exploit Weaknesses in DUI Evidence
The above are only a few examples of the factors that can come into play in building an effective defense for DUI charges. Remember: You are legally presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. It is our job as DUI attorneys to raise questions that create a reasonable doubt as to your guilt. To learn more, visit our DUI FAQ for answers to common questions or request a free case evaluation so that we can review your situation and begin working on a plan of action for defending your rights and your reputation.
Every case is unique. Wondering how the evidence against you may be challenged?
Contact our Long Beach criminal defense attorneys today to explore your defense options!
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