Have you ever made a mistake in your job? If you face charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI), you need to consider that the police can also make mistakes in their work.
Moreover, highlighting one of their mistakes to a court could be enough to counter the DWI charge and avoid the considerable consequences a conviction could bring. Here are some you might consider:
1. Mistakes in stopping you
The police need to be able to justify why they initially stopped you. If they cannot articulate and justify their reasoning to a court, that may invalidate the whole arrest.
2. Mistakes in carrying out chemical tests
While Breathalyzer tests are relatively straightforward to implement, there is always the possibility of errors. Often these relate to maintenance of the machine in the previous weeks or months.
There is even more scope for error if the police employ field sobriety tests. For example, the officer might have given you the wrong instructions (or failed to explain well enough that you could understand). Perhaps they used non-standard tests, or perhaps they made erroneous judgments about your performance in the tests.
3. Mistakes in how you were arrested
The police must follow correct arrest procedures. Once they find sufficient grounds to arrest you, they must read your rights and allow you those rights. For example, they must inform you that you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.
Getting help to examine all options will give you the best chance of finding one to help you beat a DWI charge.