When the arresting officer takes a driver accused of driving while ability impaired into custody, it may be easy for an individual to feel like there is no choice but to admit guilt. What may not cross his or her mind is the fact that even if they did poorly on their field sobriety tests, there is still an opportunity to present a strong defense in a court of law. A skilled attorney in Colorado will be able to educate you about your rights and what kind of DUI defenses in Colorado may fit your particular situation.
Some valid defense questions may include:
- Were all Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) performed up to federal regulations? These kinds of tests can be subjective and may be made based on an officer’s opinion rather than concrete evidence of a DUI.
- Does the accused offender have a medical condition that may have caused him to drive in an unusual manner?
- If a chemical test was given, was all the equipment up to par and working properly?
- Was there a legal reason for the officer to pull the accused driver over? If no reasonable cause can be found, charges may be dismissed.
A DUI conviction comes with heavy penalties that can affect your entire future. A guilty plea before properly assessing all of your options with a Colorado Springs drunk driving attorney would be a mistake that could cost you. The DUI attorneys at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. have the tenacity, knowledge and skill to build you a strong defense against a drunk driving charge. If you or a loved one is facing a Colorado DUI, please contact us at (719) 475-2555 to learn more about your legal rights and how we can help protect them.