Common Police Mistakes That Get Your DUI Dismissed

Common Police Mistakes That Get Your DUI Dismissed

If you have a DUI charge it is possible to get your charges dismissed if your arresting officer made a mistake or there was another error in your DUI case. Working with an experienced DUI attorney can help you to navigate your case for the best possible outcome. Read below to learn about common police mistakes that get your DUI dismissed in Houston.

DUI Checkpoint Errors

While DUI checkpoints are effective at finding individuals that are driving under the influence there are certain rules these checkpoints must adhere to in order to be legal. Police must publicize checkpoints in advance, giving drivers a fair warning at what lies ahead of them. There needs to be plenty of officers onsite that are not using biased protocol for the vehicles they are stopping. Additionally, they must ensure the checkpoints are conducted in a safe manner to avoid causing road hazards. If you were arrested at a DUI checkpoint our law firm wants to hear from you.

Lack of Probable Cause

If an officer arrested you without any probable cause, your attorney may be able to work with you to get your DUI charge thrown out of court. Proving this on your own is much more difficult than when you work with a seasoned attorney that has gone up against predatory police departments in the past. Call us today to schedule a no-cost consultation with Attorney Lanease Fuller.

Inaccurate Breathalyzer Results

If the breathalyzer test administered to you was inconsistent with your true blood alcohol content, this may be grounds for getting your case dismissed. Proving this can be difficult but can greatly change the outcome of your DUI charge.

Lack of Evidence That You Were Driving

Sometimes, police officers are unable to provide evidence that the person they arrested was actually driving a motor vehicle. They can prove you were over the legal limit all they want, but if they cannot without a doubt provide evidence that you were the one driving your vehicle, the charge can sometimes be dropped.

Not Following Proper Procedure

If your arresting officer fails to follow the correct traffic stop or arresting procedure your case may be dismissed. This also includes the field sobriety test they administer before your DUI arrest. Working with an experienced DUI lawyer can help you to protect yourself against law enforcement.

Errors in Police Report

If there are major clerical errors in your police report, your attorney may be able to fight the charges you are facing. In some cases they may even fail to record the test results from your breath test or blood sample.

These are just some of the common police mistakes that get your DUI charges dismissed. Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation with our legal team and to find out more about how you can get your criminal charges dropped.

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After filling out a client intake form, Attorney Lanease D. Fuller will take appropriate action in your case to help you get the results you are looking for. This includes but not limited to gathering evidence, going to trial, and earning a settlement that is appropriate for your specific situation. Reach out to us today to take the first step towards settling your case.


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