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What Are the Best Ways to Beat a DUI Charge?

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A DUI charge needs to be taken seriously. There are many ways to defend yourself from such an accusation, but which method will work best for you can depend on a number of factors. A Queens DUI lawyer from our firm can help you find the best defensive strategy.

What Are the Punishments for a DUI Charge?

It is in your interest to find the best possible defense against a DUI charge because the penalties for conviction are harsh, even if this is your first DUI and you do not have other crimes on your record. The punishments can include:

  • Fines of up to $1,000
  • The mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device at your own expense
  • Mandatory enrollment in an alcohol or drug treatment program
  • Up to one year of prison time
  • A revocation of your driver’s license lasting six months

The penalties are even more severe if you have other DUIs on your record, if you are underage, or if you possess a CDL. This is not a charge you want to fight on your own.

Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

A DUI conviction can follow you for life. When you hire an attorney from our law firm they will look carefully at the facts of your case and figure out the best possible defensive strategy. There are many ways to poke holes in a state’s case and create reasonable doubt. Your knowledgeable criminal defense attorney will do anything that they can to help you fight a DUI charge.

How Can I Defend Myself Against a DUI Charge?

There are a few strategies that we can employ when defending you from a DUI charge. Your lawyer can:

Question the stop: A police officer needs to have probable cause to pull you over. If we can show that they did not have probable cause, the stop was illegal and any evidence gained from it could be thrown out.

Question the sobriety test: There is a certain way that field sobriety tests need to be conducted. We can argue that the test was not properly conducted or that there was an issue with the breathalyzer that read your BAC.

Highlight a medical issue: Some medical issues can actually interfere with a breathalyzer reading or sobriety test. Your lawyer can point out that an injury affected your ability to pass a field sobriety test or that your acid reflux caused a higher BAC reading.

Argue a blood test was inaccurate: If a blood sample was taken and tested, your attorney can argue that it was not accurate. Blood samples need to be kept in certain conditions, but we can argue that your sample was improperly kept and allowed to ferment or get contaminated.

Schedule a Consultation With Our Legal Team

If you are serious about fighting this DUI charge, reach out to Vasiliou Law. Our law firm can offer you a free consultation where our team can tell you more about how we can be of assistance.

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