Defending DUI Charges in Rhode Island
At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq., our team of legal professionals is committed to helping clients who have been accused of driving under the influence. When it comes to DUI charges, it is crucial to take immediate steps to protect your driver’s license and your freedom. DUIs carry severe penalties that can substantially impact your life, which is why our legal team has taken the time to explain how you can beat DUI charges.
Can DUI Charges Be Dropped?
The first question you need to ask is "was there probable cause?" Police need to have reasonable suspicion to initiate a traffic stop (unless they witness evidence of a traffic violation) and probable cause to arrest someone for DUI.
This means that law enforcement must have a reasonable suspicion that you have committed a criminal act before they can pull your vehicle over unless a traffic violation occurs. If you can prove that police did not have reasonable suspicion to pull you over, your case might be dismissed.
Unreliable DUI Testing
The following factors can render a DUI breath test unreliable:
- Improper use by law enforcement
- A person’s physiological and physical condition
- Testing instrument malfunction
- Failing to observe the defendant before they take a test
Although DUI breath testing is commonly used by police, breathalyzers don’t always accurately measure a person’s BAC. A skilled lawyer can establish the flaws in your breath test to challenge the charges against you.
The following factors can affect the results a DUI blood test:
- Blood Fermentation
- Blood Contamination
- Improper Storage of the Blood Sample
Depending on the way law enforcement handles your blood test, a defense attorney might be able to have the results excluded from your case.
Medical Conditions and DUI Tests
The following medical conditions can alter the results of a DUI breath test:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Acid Reflux
The flow of acid that is produced by these conditions can disguise the deep lung air that the breath testing measures, resulting in an inaccurate and high BAC reading.
Resolving Your DUI Case
If you have been arrested for a DUI, you need to consult with a skilled attorney to discuss all of your legal options. Our experienced lawyers are available 24/7 to help you resolve your DUI case. Our legal team has more than a decade of experience helping clients overcome their DUI charges, and we know which strategies produce the best results. Let us review your case today.
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