Why Innocent People Get Arrested
Innocent people get arrested because when you admit to drinking or an officer smells alcohol on your breath the cop can’t let you go even if you blow under the legal limit or pass the field sobriety tests on the side of the road. He can’t let you go because if he does and you crash and kill someone his department will get sued and his career just ended. The cop isn’t going to risk his career on you and that is why innocent people get arrested. You can pass the field sobriety tests and blow under the legal limit and you will still get arrested.
The Government Makes Mistakes
The government has the burden to prove the case against you. Since most people plead guilty to DUI charges the police and government lab get sloppy because few people challenge their methods. An experienced DUI defense attorney will find the problems in the government’s case and use those to negotiate a non-dui related charge or dismissal of the case. I’ve had tough and high Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) cases get reduced or dismissed because the police illegally stopped my client, the officer was fired or in trouble, the blood was drawn in expired blood tubes, the lab technician wasn’t qualified, the breath calibration solution was expired or a 15 minute observation period wasn’t observed prior to the breath test. These are but a few of the reasons why what seems like a hopeless case can be won. For every one of my client’s that had their cases reduced or dismissed because of some problem with the government’s case, there where dozens of people who pled guilty to cases that would have been reduced or dismissed if they would have known about the problems. The government is never going to tell you the problems in their case prior to you pleading guilty. That is why you need an experienced DUI defense attorney.
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