Being involved in a traffic stop can be described as many things; however, it is likely not a pleasant experience for Louisiana drivers. Motorist may not be fully aware why he or she was pulled over, but they do fear the possibility of facing a traffic violation. While this could simply mean a traffic ticket, it could also result in more serious charges that carry with them harsh penalties.
With regards to a drunk driving charge, law enforcement can stop a vehicle if they suspect a drives is driving under the influence. Additionally, during the stop, officers are able to collect evidence to give them reasonable suspicion to take the driver into custody and charge him or her with a DUI. Although it can seem intimidating to have evidence collected against you, it is important to understand that evidence does not always remain. Thus, initiating a defense is the best way to reduce or even dismiss charges.
At Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at law, our experienced lawyers are well versed in drunk driving laws. Thus, we have a deep understanding when it comes to evidence collected during a field sobriety test or a blood or breath test used to determine blood alcohol concentration. If evidence was unlawfully collected or it is determined the tests used are unreliable because they were not conducted properly, that evidence could get thrown out. By suppressing evidence, the charges against a driver could be reduced or altogether dismissed.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s drunk driving website. Whether this is you first DUI allegation or not, it is important to take the matter seriously. This means understand the situation, what your options are and how to initiate a defense. This could help you avoid consequences that could greatly impact your life.