Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and the legal process which follows can be a distressing experience. Under these circumstances, it can be tempting to give up in order to get your case over with as soon as possible. However, there are important reasons why you should fight your DUI offense.
- You are Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Although it may feel as if you have already been convicted, the fact remains that the prosecution has the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This process involves building a case against you and proving it to the factfinder. The state has to carry its burden and, depending on the facts and evidence in your case, may not be able to do so as easily as you may think.
- The Process is Imperfect
One critical fact to remember is that the DUI process of being pulled over, investigated, and arrested is not infallible. In fact, it can be deeply flawed. There are a multitude of ways in which the police and those involved in analyzing blood and other biological materials can err. Further, the equipment used to detect alcohol in your breath, blood, or urine, can all have defects. It is well worth your effort to examine every aspect of your case with an experienced DUI attorney who can help you evaluate its strength and weaknesses.
- Your May be Offered a Plea Further into the Case
Not giving up initially means that you will be making it more difficult for the prosecution to convict you. The more you and your attorney can demonstrate the weaknesses in the state’s case, the more likely would will be offered a favorable plea bargain. This could mean getting away from the DUI charge all together by pleading to a lesser charge.
- Having a DUI on Your Record Can Have Serious Consequences
Being convicted of a DUI can mean being incarcerated, having to pay fines, and experiencing the impact in your home and work life. Further, these problems can be compounded by subsequent DUI charges. Additionally, your case and conviction will be a matter of public record meaning anyone, including your current and future employers, will be able to access the data. By choosing to challenge the evidence you may be able to achieve better results and avoid some of these outcomes.
- Some Chance is Better than None
One of the best reasons for fighting you Nevada DUI charge is that when a driver has the right attorney on their side, he or she can aggressively challenge the charges and potentially avoid many, if not all, of the negative consequences of a conviction. Those who choose not to fight have a much higher chance of having their lives irreparably harmed by being convicted of a DUI.
Contact an Experienced DUI Attorney
If you’ve been arrested for DUI, you need an experienced attorney to help you challenge the evidence and achieve the best result possible. At the Law Office of Darren Weiss, our attorneys are experienced in DUI law and are prepared to help you fight the charges against you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.