Most people charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs think there is little they can do to defend themselves. After all, Pennsylvania and other states take an aggressive approach to convicting those charged with DUI.
The penalties of a conviction can be severe, leading to time behind bars, significant fines and the loss of your driving privileges, to name a few. However, we want to let our neighbors here in the Butler region know that losing hope should not be an option. With the right approach, building a successful DUI defense may be easier than you believe.
Take technology, for example. Our world is filled with technology like dash cameras and audio recording devices. Under the right circumstances, an attorney may be able to use this technological evidence to strengthen your case.
Most police personnel now have access to body cameras and/or dashboard-mounted cameras that record video and sometimes audio as well. Such technology helps police officers in their efforts to rid our roadways of incapacitated motorists. However, the footage from these devices may work in your favor.
For example, a police officer’s dashcam may show evidence indicating that you did not fail your field sobriety tests. In another example, such video and audio recordings can reveal whether the arresting officer followed proper testing and arrest procedures.
As we have already stated, giving up on overcoming the charges against you is not a good option. Instead, speak with a DUI defense professional who understands technology and knows how to use it on your behalf. Learn more about defending your rights and avoiding a DUI conviction by continuing to explore our website.