There have been many cases where a driver with an otherwise good driving
record and no criminal history hired an experienced
DUI defense attorney and got their charges dropped. How are such cases dismissed?
There are numerous defenses employed against a DUI charge, such as questioning
the validity of the
field sobriety tests, casting doubt on the reliability of a
blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test, or showing that there was no cause for the DUI stop.
When these methods are effective at beating a DUI charge, the court may
have no option other than to drop the charges in light of the defense
strategy utilized. However, just because a defendant has been found innocent
does not mean they will not face consequences, such as judgement and ridicule
after the arrest.
Was Your Reputation Soiled by a DUI Charge?
In many high-profile DUI cases, or even those that have been published
in local papers, simply being accused of driving under the influence can
have its social consequences. People tend to form opinions without being
fully informed of all the facts of a situation, and this often happens
when people are charged with DUI, whether it’s drug or alcohol-related.
Regardless of the facts or outcome of a case, be aware that some people
may give you a hard time, including family, friends, co-workers, and even
neighbors. Remember, many people - including prominent and respected individuals
- have been charged with DUI and have overcome their charges or convictions.
The important thing to do is learn from your mistakes.
With the serious penalties DUI convictions can bring, it can be easy to
forget that there is indeed the possibility that it
can affect your name and reputation. For many DUI defendants who beat their charges,
this consequence may only be minimal, and is often fleeting. If your good
reputation has been tarnished by a
DUI arrest, we recommend that you take the high road and focus on your future. Remember,
other people have no say in the legal process and their opinions will
not affect your case.
Facing DUI charges in Orange County?
Contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. to schedule a free case evaluation with the