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How Can You Win a DUI Case in Michigan?
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How Can You Win a DUI Case in Michigan?

As a criminal defense attorney skilled in DUI cases in Michigan, I understand the seriousness of such charges and their potential impact on your future. A DUI conviction can lead to severe consequences, including hefty fines, license suspension and even jail time. However, it is possible to defend yourself against these charges and protect your rights with the assistance of a skilled attorney. There are several effective strategies to challenge a DUI charge, as well as different legal defenses that can be employed to pursue the best possible outcome.

Types of Legal Defenses

Challenging the Traffic Stop

One of the primary defenses in a DUI case involves questioning the validity of the traffic stop. Under Michigan law, law enforcement officers must have reasonable suspicion to pull someone over. This means they need to provide a legitimate reason for initiating the stop, such as erratic driving or a traffic violation.

By scrutinizing the circumstances of the traffic stop, I can identify any potential flaws or inconsistencies in the officer’s claims. For instance, video evidence from police dash-cams can be instrumental in verifying whether the officer had a valid reason to stop you. If I can prove that the stop was unjustified, any evidence obtained thereafter may be deemed inadmissible in court.

Disputing Field Sobriety Tests

Another critical area of defense is the evaluation of field sobriety tests. These tests, administered roadside, are designed to assess a driver’s impairment level. However, their accuracy and reliability can be contested.

As your attorney, I thoroughly examine how these tests were conducted to identify any procedural errors or inaccuracies. It’s essential to ensure that only approved and scientifically reliable tests were administered. Factors such as poor lighting conditions, uneven road surfaces and the driver’s physical condition can all affect the test results. By highlighting these issues, we can argue that the field sobriety tests were not a reliable indicator of impairment.

Fighting Chemical Testing Results

Chemical tests, including breath, blood and urine tests, are commonly used to determine a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC). However, the accuracy of these tests can also be challenged.

The defense strategy involves a deep understanding of the science behind these tests. I investigate whether the testing equipment was properly maintained and calibrated and if the correct protocols were followed. Any deviation from established procedures can compromise the test results. Additionally, factors such as medical conditions and certain foods or medications can affect BAC levels. By presenting these arguments, it’s possible to cast doubt on the reliability of the chemical test results.

Navigate the Next Steps With a DUI Attorney

Successfully defending a DUI charge in Michigan requires a comprehensive defense strategy that challenges the prosecution’s evidence at every turn. At The Law Offices of Bradley J. Friedman, I have the experience needed to navigate the complexities of DUI cases and fight for the best possible outcome for my clients. If you’re facing a DUI charge, don’t leave your future to chance. Contact my office today for a consultation.

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