Driving while intoxicated or DWI, clearly this is a very SERIOUS offense and should never be taken lightly. Have you ever thought about the defense for a DWI charge though? Most people probably haven’t. They just think to themselves it’s a DWI, there is NO defense. But, that just isn’t the case. Let’s talk about that, though. Our DWI lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few points of defense that may be used in a DWI case, in this week’s blog. If this sounds like something you need even more information on, please give us a call. Deputy and Mizell can be reached at 573-346-9990.
What’s The Defense for a DWI?
Here are a few questions you and your attorney should be thinking about:
WAS IT POURING DOWN RAIN THAT NIGHT?
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.
WERE THE MIRANDA RIGHTS READ PROPERLY?
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.
HOW RELIABLE WAS 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.
WAS THE TRAFFIC STOP ABSOLUTELY NECCESARY?
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.
Need an Experienced DWI Lawyer in Mid-Missouri?
Remember, driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses are taken very seriously in Missouri. Sometimes referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) or operating under the influence (OUI), a conviction on drunk driving charges can result in extremely serious penalties, including the loss of your driver’s license, fines and jail time. If you have multiple DWI convictions, you can face even more severe penalties. The increased insurance premiums can cost you thousands of dollars over time, and professional licenses, such as CDLs, may be in jeopardy. It’s important that you have the RIGHT legal defense backing you. That’s where we come in. We can be reached at the Camdenton phone number listed below. Your first consultation is free. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.
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