Many people may not realize that there are actually many things that can be challenged if you have been pulled over for a DWI. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that there is no defense for a DWI and that you might as well save your time and money necessary to fight it and just plead guilty. Our DWI lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here for you! If you have been pulled over for DWI at the Lake of the Ozarks, whether you are a resident or you were visiting the area on vacation, call Deputy and Mizell today for your free consultation. We can be reached at our Lebanon office at 417-532-2191 or our Camdenton office at 573-346-9990. Keep reading for a few factors that can be challenged in a DWI case.
Factors That Can Be Challenged in a DWI Case
The reliability of the field sobriety test
Field sobriety tests are not right one hundred percent of the time. No one is perfect and people make mistakes, including those either administering the field sobriety tests or the machines, such as the breathalyzers, that were used as part of the process too. If anything that was part of the field sobriety test was inaccurate, this can be a major factor that could be challenged in your DWI case.
The validity of the actual traffic stop
An officer isn’t supposed to pull you over unless they have valid cause to do so. If that valid cause wasn’t present, then this could be another major factor to be challenged in your case.
If it was raining that night or not
If the road was wet the night you were pulled over for a DWI, the water on the road could be the cause of you swerving, not intoxication. This could be a major point to be brought up in your case that may swing things in your favor.
The lack of Miranda Rights being read by the officer
If the Miranda Rights weren’t read before you were arrested, the whole case could possibly come to an end. It’s important to remember as much as possible about the night you were pulled over as that information may be useful when trying to challenged certain factors.
Remember, don’t assume the worst. When you hire our Lake of the Ozarks law firm, we closely examine every aspect of the case. Our DWI attorneys in Camden County build the strongest possible defense in an effort to obtain the most favorable outcome on your behalf. We have been successful in previous cases challenging the validity of the initial traffic stop, the accuracy of field sobriety or blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests and many other issues. We have experience handling all types of alcohol-related offenses, including the following:
- First-offense DWI Prior offender and persistent offender cases
- Breath or blood test refusal and other implied consent matters
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Open bottle Boating while intoxicated offenses
Contact our office today to discuss your DWI charge.
- We will conduct a thorough review of your case and build the strongest possible defense.
- We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends.
You can reach us by phone at 417-532-2191 or toll free at 1-877-532-2191.
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