When you are accused of driving under the influence (DUI), it is important to remember that there are many opportunities to defend against the charges. The legal process involves several steps before a trial ever occurs, including motion hearings and negotiations with the prosecution.
Contact an attorney to discuss defending Shelton DUI cases. The lawyers at Ruane Attorneys can explain your options and determine a tailored strategy for your circumstances.
Defending DUI Charges at Motion Hearings
A motion hearing involves asking the court to take some action before trial, usually related to securing or suppressing information in the case. For instance, a motion hearing could involve ordering a person to undergo a DUI test or asking for the suppression of testimony. Our Shelton attorneys can begin defending a person’s rights from the moment of their arrest through motion hearings and other pre-trial proceedings in a DUI case.
Motion To Suppress Evidence
A motion to suppress evidence is a request to keep certain evidence from a trial jury. This could include scientific evidence or testimony acquired through unconstitutional means. For example, suppose the police did not read the defendant their Miranda rights. In this situation, a defense attorney could file a motion to suppress any incriminating statements that the defendant made. When defending DUI cases, our Shelton lawyers often file motions to suppress blood, breath, or urine tests due to defects in the testing methods.
Motion To Compel Discovery
A motion to compel discovery involves asking the court to make the other party produce evidence. A lawyer would file a motion alerting the court to evidence they requested that the other party did not provide.
In DUI cases, these motions are typically used to compel the police to release video evidence or information from the state laboratory that analyzed any scientific tests. A Shelton defense attorney could use this information to determine whether the lab used proper protocols in the DUI testing procedures.
Motion To Dismiss
Our legal team can also file a motion to dismiss a Shelton DUI case, arguing there was no probable cause to arrest. Those charged with DUI should consult Ruane Attorneys on their options for defense.
Defenses to Breath Tests in DUI Cases
Although many people believe breathalyzers are conclusive evidence of intoxication, an attorney at our firm can defend against breath test results in many DUI cases. For example, these tests are notoriously unreliable for older women. Additionally, if a defendant has acid reflux, impaired lung capacity, or another medical condition, this could change their breath test results. When a person’s lung capacity is limited, they must blow out more air to make the machine work, artificially inflating the results.
Contact a Shelton Lawyer To Defend Your DUI Case
Defending Shelton DUI cases involves discussing these factors with an attorney who can build a strong strategy based on the circumstances. At Ruane Attorneys, our legal team can investigate police procedures to determine whether your rights were violated or whether any tests were administered improperly. We can work to find the weaknesses in the case against you and pursue the most favorable resolution possible in your situation. Contact our firm today to get started.