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Defenses to use against a driving under the influence charge

It's understandable that people make mistakes. Some of those mistakes can be incredibly costly, especially if it involves being charged with driving under the influence (DUI). Being charged with DUI in Oklahoma does not have to mean the end of your freedom. There are defenses you can use to fight the charge.

One of the most common methods used in defending against a DUI charge is challenging the validity of the initial traffic stop. The officer must have a reasonable amount of suspicion that a crime occurred, even the most minor violation of a traffic law, in order to initiate a traffic stop. This can include erratic driving, weaving, speeding, failure to yield, failure to use a turn signal and much more. If you can prove the officer did not have a valid reason to initiate the traffic stop, any evidence found during it can be suppressed using the Fourth Amendment.

You can also challenge the sobriety tests administered by the officer during the traffic stop. This evidence can be tossed if you can prove the tests were administered in poorly lit areas, on uneven pavement, failure to explain the tests correctly and if you were wearing improper shoes.

It's even possible for you to challenge the results of a urine, blood or breath test. Many challenge whether or not the Breathalyzer was maintained and calibrated properly prior to it being used to test your blood alcohol content (BAC) level.

If you have been charged with DUI in Norman, it's best to review our website to learn more about the charge and how you can defend against it. Taking action immediately can increase your chances of being successful in your defense.

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