DUI Lawyer | How To Beat Your DUI Ticket If You Weren’t Drunk

DUI Lawyer | If you’re arrested for a DUI, you’re innocent until prosecutors prove you were guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The burden of proof for the district attorney’s office is super high when it comes to DUI, and they usually rely on breathalyzer tests and police officer testimony and body camera evidence to prove that a defendant was drunk and while driving and deserves their DUI. You might think there’s no chance you can win against officer testimony which is why you need a DUI lawyer to help you fight your charges. There are many ways you can beat your DUI charge if you weren’t drunk. 

  1. Breathalyzer Test Errors- Breathalyzers tests have an error margin of .005-.02%, and several issues could cause a false positive that has to do with the test itself. If your blood alcohol level was .08 exactly or just a bit over, the rate of error on these tests could be a good defense for you.
  2. Ketosis- Are you following the Atkins diet or Keto diet? Make sure you tell your DUI lawyer if you have diabetes or following a diet that is low in carbohydrates. When your body enters ketosis you could test positive for alcohol in your bloodstream because of ketones being converted and released. 
  3. Inaccurate Field Sobriety Test- Field Sobriety Tests are hard to pass even when you are sober, and there are several factors that could cause you to fail a test even when you aren’t drunk. Poor coordination, muscular or nerve issues, injuries that make walking or standing hard to do, having just finished a tough workout, nerves from police officer intimidation, uneven surface conditions, wet surface conditions, night blindness, vertigo, or shoes that interfere with testing such as high heels, can all be defenses your DUI lawyer uses to beat your DUI charges. 

There are dozens of more ways you could beat your DUI if you weren’t drunk when you were pulled over. To discuss your case with a DUI lawyer in Charleston, contact the Law Office of Peter David Brown at 843-806-1090. 

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