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A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol is more than just a blemish on your driving record. A DUI is listed on your criminal record as well as your driving record, and has the potential to negatively affect your life, from preventing job hiring to school loan denials. If you’ve been arrested for DUI, hiring an attorney can help you in many different ways during the process.
The DUI defense lawyers at Chávez Law Group work diligently to help clients accused of DUI get their charges dropped or reduced, or to get punishments reduced. It is our goal to prevent unfair convictions and encourage the court system to handle our clients’ cases with leniency and compassion.
Examining The DUI Charges
Driving under the influence is illegal, but not everyone who is charged with a DUI is convicted of this crime. There are many factors that play into what happens after a person is arrested for driving under the influence, and it is our job as criminal defense lawyers to ensure our clients’ rights are protected while going through the system.
The fact is that the evidence used to try and convict people accused of DUI is sometimes greatly flawed. When possible, we can identify mistakes made during evidence gathering to help our clients avoid unfair conviction. For example, Breathalyzer testing is one of the key avenues used to prove a person was over the legal alcohol limit, but these readings are not always accurate. In some cases, a bad reading may involves an equipment malfunction, or sometimes a human error causes a wrongful report of the driver’s the blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
Another example of a mistake during arrest is the arresting officer’s failure to follow protocol. Maybe the officer forgot to read you your rights, did the roadside tests wrong, or skipped a step in the evaluation process. Maybe he or she used excessive force or degrading behavior. Did the officer have probable cause for pulling you over in the first place? We’ll ask all the right questions to examine every detail and uncover information that could help your case. Our skilled investigators will evaluate the arrest and evidence with extreme precision as we formulate a plan for your optimal defense.
Let an Attorney Help
If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI you don’t have to plead guilty. Remember, you are innocent until the prosecution proves otherwise.
Our DUI defense lawyers can help improve your odds of avoiding a DUI conviction. Let us work to get you a better outcome and prevent the harshest consequences of this crime from affecting your freedom and future. Please contact Chávez Law Group today to set up a free DUI case evaluation.