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Think about the variables that might impact your DUI defense

When you are accused of drunk driving, there are a lot of variables that can impact how your case is resolved. Each of those variables is a potential defense point. We know that you might have some questions about what variables you need to focus on when you are trying to decide on a defense. This isn't always an easy decision to make, but we can help you sort through the case and determine what to do.

How to determine whether or not to take a Breathalyzer test

Different states interpret a driver's refusal to take a Breathalyzer test differently. In some cases, in acquiring a driver's license, an individual consents to having their blood, breath, or urine obtained and tested by an officer when drunk driving is suspected. In others, while a driver can refuse to submit to a Breathalyzer test or having their blood alcohol content (BAC) tested, there are still penalties for doing so. These may be far less serious than risks associated with blowing over the limit.

Understand what might happen after an alleged drunk driving crash

Drunk driving accidents add another element to drunk driving cases because these incidents often lead to additional criminal charges. In some cases, they can also lead to civil claims against you. Criminal and civil cases occur in different courts, so they are independent of each other. This means that you can be found not guilty of the drunk driving related charges, but still be found liable in civil court. The opposite can also happen.

Consider the goal of your DUI defense

In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the reasons why a police officer might initiate a traffic stop when he or she thinks that a driver is drunk. The reasonable suspicion concept is one that can come into the picture when you opt to pursue a defense strategy for claims made against you in court. We know that you might have some concerns about how this might affect your case. We can help you evaluate the options you have so you can make a determination.

Reasonable suspicion for a stop might be questioned in a defense

Drunk driving traffic stops are one way that police officers can stop drunk drivers from harming themselves or other people. For the people who are facing these charges, this isn't much of a consolation. If you are facing charges for drunk driving, you have to work on your defense. This can encompass many points. One of these is why you were pulled over in the first place.

Why it's legal to stop cars at a DUI checkpoint

No one wants to see a DUI checkpoint up ahead on the road. Even if you haven't been drinking, the thought of encountering law enforcement offices can be frightening. These checkpoints cost money, so they're most often used on heavy-drinking holidays like New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July.

DUI defenses can take on very different strategies

Now that the end-of-the-year holiday season is over, you might realize how much the drunk driving charge you got after the big party might affect your life. Instead of sitting around sulking and thinking about what ifs, now is the time for you to start thinking about your defense strategy that you will employ.

Driving-related charges demand prepared defenses

Driving-related charges, such as drunk driving, might not seem all too serious to some people. These charges, however, can have a huge impact on a person's life. Think about drunk driving charges for a moment. These charges can lead to hikes in your car insurance premiums, loss of your driver's license and other similar effects.

Making criminal defense decisions when pulled over for DUI

Being pulled over in a traffic stop in New Hampshire (or, anywhere) can be stressful. The reason for the stop is not always immediately apparent to the driver. In certain situations, such as when an officer suspects intoxicated driving, a motorist will need to make several decisions in a relatively short amount of time that may be best addressed alongside experienced criminal defense guidance.

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