The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Criminal Defense 10 Best 2014-2016 | 3 Years | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys WHO'S WHO | Top Professional | Certified 2017 top 100 lawyer ASLA 10 best 2016 client satisfaction| American Institute of personal injury Attorneys Top 10 Attorneys American Jurist Institute 2017 American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys Personal Injury Attorney | Top 10 Attorney And Practice Magazines | 2017
The Kelly Law Firm Law Offices of Kelly & Conte
Call Anytime - Day or Night
610-314-7066 610-314-7066
Visa | Mastercard | American Express | Discover Network
The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Criminal Defense
Nation's Premier | NACDA | Top Ten Ranking 2014
10 Best 2014 | Client Satisfaction Award | American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
2016 top 100 lawyer ASLA
10 best 2016 client satisfaction| American Institute of personal injury Attorneys
American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys
Top 10 Attorneys American Jurist Institute 2017

Defending DUI cases

A DUI conviction can be absolutely debilitating to a person and even their family. A conviction for a DUI can mean much more than just a license suspicion for a year or a year and a half. DUI basics  A conviction for a DUI can mean a state conviction depending upon the specific circumstances of the dui and the number of previous dui convictions that an accused has. Rather than exploring the actual crime of DUI and the possible penalties that an accused can face, in this blog we will explore the various defenses that an individual may have.

The first question to ask when defending a dui case is did the police have a legal basis to stop my vehicle. In order for the police to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, they must have probable cause Read about Probable Cause here  to believe that the accused committed a traffic violation. A traffic violation can be anything from driving through a stop sign or a traffic light to driving over a fog line several times. If the police stop a vehicle which results in a dui charge and a judge decides that the police officer did not have probable cause to believe that the accused committed a traffic violation then the dui charge would be dismissed.

The second question to ask when defending a dui case is did the police have a basis (reasonable suspicion), to administer field sobriety tests to the accused. Typical ways that the police can obtain reasonable suspicion to believe that an accused might have been Driving Under the Influence is if the accused has blood shot eyes, alcohol on his breath and slurred speech.

The final question which is generally asked in these cases is did the police have probable cause to arrest the accused for DUI. Factors involved in this calculation is did the defendant fail his field sobriety tests and was their an accident.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Why We Succeed

Preparation.

We prepare every case as if it is going to trial. Our reputation for thorough preparation puts us in a much stronger negotiating position with prosecutors and opposing counsel.

See what our clients are saying...

Experience.

For more than 15 years, people throughout Chester County and the surrounding area have turned to Law Offices of Kelly & Conte for sound legal advice and aggressive representation.

Learn more about our team...

Commitment.

We will not accept a deal simply for the sake of closing your case. We care about your future, and we pursue every available option in an effort to secure the best possible outcome.

View our case results...
Schedule Your Free Consultation

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Please note that First AND/OR Last Name, and Email AND/OR Phone are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

West Chester Office
213 W Miner Street #3
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-314-7066
Fax: 610-436-0628
Map & Directions

Pottstown Office
934 E High St #2
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610-314-7066
Fax: 610-436-0628
Map & Directions