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Signs You May Win Your DUI Case

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a common crime with many people. The dangers of DUI mean that most jurisdictions have declared an all-out war on the vice. Winning a DUI case is not easy if the police have evidence of your crime. However, this doesn't mean your goose is cooked if the police have charged you with a DUI. You have a fighting chance under the following circumstances.

Lack of Physical Control of Car

The police can charge you with a DUI even if your car is not moving. The prosecution just has to prove that you were in control of the car at the time of the DUI stop. However, you have a strong defense if you can prove that you were not physically in control of the car at the time of your arrest.

A good example is if you were asleep in the backseat when the police approached you. Another example is if you were outside your car at the time of the arrest. Maybe you were calling for another driver to take you home or drive your car to safe parking.

Conflicting Police Testimony

If the police arrest you for a DUI, they will write a report that contains details like:

  • Time, date, and place of arrest
  • Your words and actions during the stop
  • DUI test results

Your arrest might generate multiple reports if multiple officers were involved in your arrest. You have a good chance with your defense if the police officers' reports don't match. You can use inconsistencies in the officers' testimony to cast doubt on their entire case against you.

Urine Test Is Main Evidence

DUI tests typically involve breath, urine, or blood samples. Breath and blood tend to be more reliable than urine tests. The unreliability of the urine tests is because urine alcohol content is usually higher than blood alcohol content. At the same time, the blood alcohol content is a better indicator of impairment than urine alcohol content.

Thus, you have to convert urine alcohol content to blood alcohol content to get an accurate level of intoxication. The conversion involves multiple parameters that don't always yield accurate results. Thus, you may beat a DUI charge based on urine alcohol content if the main evidence against you is the result of the urine test.  

DUI suspects, just like other criminal suspects, are innocent until proven guilty. Consult a DUI lawyer to help with your defense and increase your chances of staying innocent. 

For more information, reach out to a criminal defense attorney.