DWI charges can lead to fines, jail time, and other legal, personal, and professional consequences. You need to fight back with everything that you have, and that means doing your best to find the best possible defensive strategy. You may struggle to do that on your own, but our lawyers have seen plenty of cases like this. A New City CWI defense attorney from our firm can help you.
What Should I Avoid After Getting Charged?
You need to protect yourself after you get a DWI charge. Making the wrong moves now could make it harder to defend yourself later. You should avoid:
- Talking to the cops and potentially incriminating yourself
- Pleading guilty to any charges
- Ignoring court days and legal notices
Do I Need a Lawyer to Fight DWI Charges?
Another thing we do not recommend? Fighting this charge without the help of an experienced DWI defense attorney.
An attorney from our firm can take a look at your unique situation and help you figure out the best possible defense. There are a variety of ways to defend yourself from a DWI charge, but which strategy has the best chances of working can vary based on the particular circumstances of your case.
How Can I Defend Myself From Any DWI Charges?
There are many ways to defend yourself from DWI charges. Your lawyer can talk about:
The stop: If the police did not have probable cause to pull you over, any sobriety test results could be thrown out.
The breathalyzer: A breathalyzer can be unreliable or encounter errors. Maybe it is poorly calculated. Perhaps it picked up alcohol remaining in your mouth, resulting in a higher, inaccurate BAC reading. Any issue with the breathalyzer can throw your DWI into question.
The field test: Sobriety field tests are supposed to be conducted in a certain way in certain conditions. If you encountered issues because of uneven terrain or poor lighting, we can argue that the conditions were the problem.
Your medical conditions: If you have acid reflux, you might blow a higher BAC that does not represent your level of impairment. An injury or neurological condition could make it harder to stay coordinated during the field sobriety test. Your lawyer can point to any medical conditions as a logical explanation for why you seemed impaired when you were actually perfectly fine to drive.
The blood test: The conditions need to be just right when your blood is tested for alcohol content. A blood sample can sit in a lab for days, and if it is improperly stored or handled the results of any DWI blood test can be nearly useless.
Contact Our Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you are ready to fight this DWI charge, the experienced legal team here at the Law Office of Kevin T. Conway is ready to fight with you. We will help you figure out the best defensive strategy and do our best to help you avoid the harsh punishments associated with DWIs.