Being arrested on a drunk driving charge can be a scary situation for Kentucky and West Virginia residents. Local law enforcement officials take DUI charges quite seriously, as they know the danger that drunk driving presents to others on the roadways. However, a charge is not the same as a conviction. Every criminal defendant in America is entitled to the presumption of innocence, until and unless proven guilty.
That presumption is the bedrock of every criminal defendant’s defense strategy, but there is more that must be done. Any given case will have a different approach to the best way for the defendant to present a case against conviction or, in some cases, to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecution. Deciding on the right defense approach to DUI charges can have life-long implications.
One option may be to challenge how the traffic stop occurred in the first place. Did the police officer who pulled you over have a legitimate reason for doing so? Or, another option may be to call into question some of the field sobriety tests that were administered. Did the police officer follow the correct steps in administering those tests?
There is a wide variety of options for defendants when they consider the right defense approach to DUI charges. At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients review all available options so that they can make the choice that is right for them. For more information, please visit the DUI defense overview section of our law firm’s website.