Top Strategies for Defending DWI and DUI Cases

April 23, 2012 — 1,191 views  

As anyone knows, driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious crime, and breaking this law results in the unnecessary deaths of thousands of people each year. However, there is the possibility, in some DUI cases, that the suspects are innocent of foul play, and in these situations a lengthy sentence or license suspension may be revoked with the proper defensive strategies. Here are some top tips for defending DUI and DWI cases.

The first step is knowing the difference between a DUI and a DWI prosecution. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is essentially the same as a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge in many states, but a DUI is often less serious because the individual is normally cooperative and responsive.

If you are defending either type of case, you should be aware that many different things need to be proved before an individual is convicted. These include, but are not limited to, identity, operation of the vehicle in a public place, blood alcohol content (BAC) and loss of physical and mental faculties.

Make sure you pressure the police and the prosecution to provide undeniable evidence of violation of these factors. If any one of them is not clear, you may be able to motion to have the case thrown out.