How to Beat a DUI Charge
If you find yourself arrested and charged with a DUI, you may wonder if there is anyway to get out of it. It can happen, but there are a few things you should know. Driving under the influence can carry some rather significant penalties, including jail time, steep fines, and losing your driving privileges. If you’re trying to avoid these penalties, then keep reading.
Discredit the Evidence
This is the fastest way to get a case thrown out of court. Police officers do make mistakes and a good attorney can capitalize on these mistakes. It may be something as minor as not waiting long enough before giving you a breath test or you having something in your mouth during the test. It could also be something as major as a police office that didn’t have probable cause to stop you. Discrediting the evidence against you in a DUI case is the fastest way to get your case dismissed.
Get a Good Attorney
Now is not the time to try to defend yourself in court. Shell out the cash for a great attorney. Don’t skimp by hiring a cheap one that just got out of law school. An experienced DUI attorney will know how to discredit the evidence, look for flaws in the prosecutor’s case against you, and will be familiar with the local courts, staff, and judges. They also will know how to help you keep your driver’s license. There’s only a short amount of time in which to file the paperwork with the state’s license bureau and if you miss this filing date, you’re not going to be driving for awhile.
Don’t Miss Court
If you miss a court date, you’re going to be in a lot of trouble. Not only will the original case still be there, you’re going to face additional fines and penalties for failing to appear. If you’re trying to beat a DUI, missing court is one of the fastest to ways to ensure it never happens.
While you may feel like your appearance shouldn’t matter much, but it does. Showing up in your favorite pair of cutoff shorts and an old t-shirt can be taken a sign of disrespect. In fact, some courtrooms are very strict on what is allowed in the courtroom. If you have questions about what you should wear, then ask your attorney.
The above information can help you beat a DUI, but it’s not a guarantee. Unfortunately, everything is in the hands of the judge. The best advice is to get a great attorney and let them work their magic.