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 DUI Queen!