Much of your DUI conviction relies on the evidence that can be presented both for you and against you in court. Having a reliable DUI defense lawyer on your side is essential to getting fair treatment and avoiding severe penalties for your Maryland DUI offense. Let’s take a look at the types of evidence that may be present in your case.
Types of Evidence in a DUI Case
The most common kinds of evidence used in DUI cases in Maryland by the prosecution:
- Breathalyzer results
- Blood samples
- Field sobriety tests
- Witness testimonies
- Camera footage
Challenging the Evidence
Your attorney will collect as much evidence as possible in order to defend your case with the goal of getting your charges lowered or dropped completely. Here are the facts that your DUI defense lawyer may use in order to challenge your drunk driving charge:
Breathalyzers are not flawless. They can malfunction and are known to show readings even when a person has consumed no alcohol. Drivers with Diabetes and those who have recently used mouthwash can get breathalyzer results that show they are above the legal limit.
Breathalyzers require two samples. If you are tested for alcohol via a portable breath test, the officer needs at least two samples in order for the results to be deemed reliable.
Field sobriety tests aren’t standardized. Because of this, they are typically not admissible as evidence of intoxication in a court of law.
Blood tests are more reliable when administered by doctors. Law enforcement officers are not medical professionals, so if they take a sample of your blood to determine the BAC level at the time of your offense, their procedures can often be challenged.
You must be read your rights. If you were never read your rights, you were arrested unlawfully and there is a chance your charges could be dropped.
There must be probable cause for the police to stop you. If you weren’t committing any traffic violations and weren’t involved in any suspicious activity before the law enforcement officer pulled you over, we can argue that there was no probable cause for the stop.
The defense will additionally cross-examine any witnesses that the prosecution brings in and will find witnesses that can corroborate your story if they were present.
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