Tempe DUI Defense Attorney
DUI Defenses in Tempe
When you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, there are various potential defenses that could be used in your case. Without a skilled Tempe DUI defense lawyer, your case will likely proceed to a conviction and all the resultant fines, jail time, community service and mandated alcohol treatment programs. At the Knowles Law Firm, the legal team is well-versed in the various DUI defenses that may be possible in DUI arrests.
Tempe DUI Defense Lawyer
When you are stopped by law enforcement for suspicion of DUI, it is a legal requirement that the law enforcement officer has "probable cause". This means that something in your driving would cause the officer to be suspicious that you are drunk driving. Speeding and reckless driving are two possibilities of "probable cause". However, there have been countless cases where it was proven that there actually was no probable cause in the arrest. In these cases, court challenges on this point may result in the evidence against you being suppressed. When there is no evidence against you, the case is often dismissed. In some cases it may be a reduced charge, depending on the circumstances of the case.
Another defense that may be possible is regarding the field sobriety tests and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests that are usually administered in DUI cases. There is no test, even in the most stringent of scientific labs, that is 100% correct. Field sobriety testing is particularly open to challenge as it is based solely on the observation of the law enforcement officer administering the test. BAC testing equipment may have not been property maintained or could have a history of incorrect readings. There is also the issue of alcohol absorption rate, which can lead to other court challenges. Take advantage of the years of skill in the area of DUI defense that is provided to you by the Knowles Law Firm and call today.
Contact a Tempe DUI Defense Attorney from the Knowles Law Firm for high-quality legal representation in all types of DUI charges.