Aggressive Charleston, WV DUI Attorney
A vigorous defense by a Charleston DUI lawyer can make a considerable difference in your case outcome. DUI stands for driving under the influence, and authorities charge drivers with a DUI offense when their blood alcohol content (BAC) tests at .08 percent or higher. When arrested for DUI, a number of case strategies are available, and an experienced attorney often can defend successfully against charges. At The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC, we take an aggressive stance to help clients fight DUI arrests.
Defense strategies in DUI arrests
When we take a DUI case, we investigate each stage of your arrest to determine whether evidence exists to challenge some aspect of the prosecution’s case. For example, we look into whether the officer had a reasonable suspicion to stop you. While a traffic violation would be a valid reason to stop, if you were weaving inside of lanes, this is not sufficient reason to stop in West Virginia. Even if a stop is legal, the officer must show there was probable cause for arrest. If the officer based arrest on a field sobriety test, such as a one-leg stand, we may be able challenge the test by showing that arthritis, being overweight, old age, high-heeled shoes, or some other medical condition made the test unreliable. We can also make a motion to suppress evidence from a breath test where the testing device was not properly calibrated or the tester was not qualified. Belching, vomiting, eating, or drinking can also affect the validity of a breath test, making the results questionable. Our Charleston DUI attorneys can investigate blood testing for deficiencies in how the blood was drawn or analyzed.
Do not ever think that a DUI arrest automatically equates to criminal conviction. Knowledgeable Charleston DUI attorneys have an arsenal of tactics and skills to challenge an arrest.
Effective defense in two cases
When charged with DUI, in addition to the criminal charge, there is an administrative hearing to determine driver’s license suspension. As criminal attorneys, we also appear on your behalf at the hearing to argue your case before the judge.
Dealing with your DUI may seem overwhelming. Trust The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia to provide you with peace of mind.