If you have been wrongfully accused of driving under the influence, you're probably feeling very frightened and frustrated. There are, however, several things you can do to help your case. Read through the following to learn more about wrongful DUI/DWI arrests and how to vindicate yourself.
Causes of a Wrongful DUI/DWI Arrest
Did you know that individuals are falsely accused of a DUI/DWI more often than any other criminal offense? Reasons for a possible wrongful arrest include:
- Inaccurate or unfair field sobriety testing
- Police officer bias
- Inaccurate or incorrectly interpreted breathalyzer results
- High blood alcohol content resulting from something other than alcohol consumption
- Previous criminal offenses are taken into account and weighed against the offender
What to Do
When you are wrongfully accused of a DUI/DWI, the first thing you should do is hire a skilled DUI/DWI attorney. With the help of a professional, you will be better equipped to navigate your way through the legal system, and build up a solid defense based on your claims to innocence.
It is also important to document the events of the arrest as soon as possible. Include a list of any witnesses along with relevant contact information and any information you were able to secure in reference to the police officer who arrested you. This written record will provide your attorney with an accurate picture of what transpired, and will indicate whether any of your rights were violated.
For further advice on how to handle a false DUI/DWI accusation, call the offices of Amy Morell Law and speak with a member of our legal team.
If you are currently in need of legal representation as a result of a wrongful DWI arrest, schedule a free consultation with Amy Morell by calling (510) 293-9440 or toll free 1-877-366-9440.