There are a variety of ways to build a strong defense against drunk driving charges, and the more experienced and skilled your attorney is the more insightful he will be in preparing your defense.
Greeley DUI defense lawyer William (Bill) T. McAdams is an experienced criminal defense attorney who devotes a significant percentage of every working day in the Larimer and Weld county courtrooms, defending clients against all types of drunk driving, including DWAI and repeat DUI, and other alcohol-related crimes. He is a former prosecutor who uses his experience on the inside of the criminal justice system to build even stronger cases for his clients. He is prepared to employ the most effective defense strategies to your case in his efforts to pursue outcomes like these:
Suppression of evidence plays a key role in successful outcomes. Mr. McAdams will closely evaluate all the facts involved in your arrest to discern whether wrongdoing occurred that will allow for suppression of evidence.
Chemical test evidence against you can be challenged, including the blood test and the breath alcohol test. If the calibration of the machines is not up to date, or the technician who administered the blood test was not certified at the time of the testing, if the blood test was not given in a timely manner, or if there was any other issue with the administering of a chemical test, Mr. McAdams has the understanding of the science and technology that is integral to mounting successful challenges that result in suppressed evidence.
Suppression of evidence of field sobriety tests is also one avenue to defense, if you did not understand the officer’s instructions or if the police officer failed to perform the standardized field test maneuvers. Five of the eight field test maneuvers that officers request alleged drunk drivers to perform have no scientific validity, and you can be sure that Mr. McAdams will challenge this evidence. He is also certified in standard field sobriety testing (SFST), making him well-qualified to evaluate your results and find any mistakes the police made.
Suppressing evidence due to a wrongful stop by the police can also result in a case dismissal, because if the police officer did not have a reasonable suspicion to stop you — for instance, there are 24 reasons outlined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) — then there is no foundation for your case.
Suppress evidence from failure to read Miranda rights. If after you were taken into police custody the police officer failed to read you your rights, including the right to have an attorney and to remain silent, it is possible to seek to suppress all evidence that was taken against you after your arrest.
There are myriad ways that a skilled criminal defense lawyer who focuses on DUI defense can raise a strong defense on your behalf, including all the challenges listed above. What is crucial for you is to retain an attorney who is skilled in this area of the law, who can explain your rights to you and help you understand your legal options, and who will support you at every step of the way through the legal process while vigorously defending your rights.
The sooner you retain a skilled attorney, the better your chances are of having a positive outcome in your case. Call (970) 353-0000 for a free consultation that is confidential. You may also send us a secure and confidential e-mail to schedule an appointment.