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DUI And Traffic Law Defense
There Are Defenses To A DUI Charge
If you have been pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI), the consequences you may face if convicted can be severe. However, a knowledgeable and experienced attorney can help defend you against the charges you face. Dwight P. Ransom, founder of Dwight P. Ransom Attorney At Law, has been practicing in New Jersey for over three decades and can use his experience to help fight for you.
When you are pulled over for suspicion of DUI, an officer may ask you to submit to a breathalyzer test to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). While refusing to submit to this test has its own consequences, we have more leverage in your defense without the test results.
If you have taken a breathalyzer test, we can challenge those results by questioning if the device was properly maintained and calibrated.
Other defenses we can explore in your case include:
- Rising BAC
- Chain of custody of your blood test
- The accuracy of the field sobriety test
Mr. Ransom will take the time to investigate your case and see if any of these defenses can apply to your case.
Were Your Fourth Amendment Rights Violated?
Another defense is that your DUI charge stems from an improper stop. This defense claims an officer did not have probable cause to make the original traffic stop. Under the Fourth Amendment, police can arrest a person if there is probable cause.
Probable cause is not established through suspicions but rather factual evidence that can include:
- Information stemming from victims, witnesses and informants
- Observation such as smell, sound and sight
- Circumstantial evidence
- Police expertise
An officer needs to establish probable cause before an arrest, but it can also be determined after by a judge. We can work to prove there was no probable cause for the initial traffic stop that led to your DUI arrest. If a judge rules there was no probable cause, this means evidence obtained without it becomes invalid in court.
An experienced attorney can determine if your rights under the Fourth Amendment, which also includes searches and seizures, were violated in your case.
Learn More On How We Can Help Defend You
While fighting a DUI charge may seem like a daunting task, a skilled attorney can help ease some of the fear. With Dwight P. Ransom Attorney At Law, you will receive personal attention from our firm as we work to defend you. Schedule a free appointment to learn more about how we fight for you by calling 732-361-4582 or emailing us.
Have you been arrested for a DUI and wonder what kind of defense can help fight the charges? Call 732-361-4582 to learn how Dwight P. Ransom Attorney At Law can help you.