More 20,000 breathalyzer tests may be tossed in the state of New Jersey following the discovery that the devices used to measure blood alcohol content (BAC) were not properly calibrated. Test results for many who were charged with DUI will now be inadmissible as evidence and over 20,000 drunk driving convictions will now be challenged. All trails lead back to a solitary officer who failed to get it right when calibrating the breathalyzer machines.
Many who have been arrested and charged with drunk driving believe that they are in an indefensible position. As seen in this case, there are a number of defenses that can lead to a dismissal or reduction in OWI or DUI charges. Having an experienced Wisconsin drunk driving defense lawyer at your side can make all the difference. Defenses to drunk driving may include:
Proving that you were not operating or otherwise in control of a vehicle when intoxicated
Showing no probable cause for a stop or arrest
Proving that breathalyzer or related test results are flawed
Challenging an officer’s observations regarding poor FST performance, the odor of alcohol, bad driving, slurred speech and the like
Pointing to a failure to provide Miranda warnings prior to questioning a suspect in custody
Providing witness testimony contradicting an officers conclusions
The Wisconsin OWI DUI attorneys of Andrew C Ladd LLC can work with you to determine the best defense for your case. We will explain the process, your rights and what you can expect when fighting charges of Wisconsin OWI or DUI.
Based on our extensive experience defending Wisconsin clients against drunk driving charges, we can not only spot weaknesses in the state’s case, but also leverage our familiarity with the prosecutors and judges to navigate the system to beat or reduce your charges.
The criminal defense attorneys of Andrew C Ladd LLC have an impressive record of challenging blood alcohol content (BAC) tests resulting in OWI dismissals and (DUI) drunk driving reductions making our firm an authoritative and respected source for Wisconsin OWI and DUI defense in the Milwaukee/Waukesha area. Contact our offices today for help with Wisconsin OWI or DUI 1st offense or subsequent drunk driving offenses, we welcome the opportunity to help you. Call today for a free consultation of your case at 262-542-3900.