How Slurred Speech Can Hurt Your DUI Defense

  • July 1, 2013
  • DUI

Your Graham DUI defense attorney knows that many people think an individual who has slurred speech is likely to be heavily intoxicated. Slurred speech is often reported by law enforcement as evidence of being under the influence. But a Graham DUI defense lawyer will tell you that slurred speech is not nearly as reliable as people think, and is very subjective. Recent Study One recent study tested how speech is affected by alcohol intoxication. Subjects of differing drinking habits (light, modera[...]

Field Sobriety Tests Explained by a Graham DUI Defense Lawyer

  • June 24, 2013
  • DUI

Although there are many methods that law enforcement agents use to try to measure a person's level of intoxication, a Graham DUI defense lawyer can tell you that the best indicator by far is the reliable blood alcohol test. Scientific chemical tests such as these provide objective and quantifiable evidence of a person's level of intoxication, and can determine the blood alcohol concentration within a very fine margin of error. Based on this measure, law enforcement agents will draw an opinion [...]

How Your Graham DUI Attorney Might Attack Roadblock Evidence

  • June 17, 2013
  • DUI

Roadblocks set up on busy streets are a common sight on some nights, and it is widely assumed that the purpose of such roadblocks is specifically to catch intoxicated drivers. But a skilled Graham DUI attorney knows that if the primary purpose of a checkpoint is to catch and arrest drunk drivers, it may be possible to have evidence from the roadblock suppressed. An experienced Graham DUI lawyer will tell you that that setting up such checkpoints with that specific purpose is unconstitutional. [...]

How Your Graham DUI Lawyer Will Handle Field Sobriety Tests

  • June 3, 2013
  • DUI

If your DUI stop involved any field sobriety tests, your Graham DUI lawyer will examine the results of how you did to determine if a possible defense can be raised, of if the tests can be excluded from the prosecution's evidence. Field sobriety tests are not reliable if they are not conducted properly and according to procedure (and even then, their reliability in proving intoxication is debatable). Discuss with your Graham DUI attorney what effect field sobriety tests will have on your DUI ca[...]

Tacoma DUI Defense Attorneys Answer Frequently Asked Questions about DUI Stops

  • May 27, 2013
  • DUI

If a police officer stopped you illegally, you may have a defense to your drunk driving charge. If you feel you were unlawfully stopped by the police, a Tacoma DUI defense lawyer can help evaluate whether you have a valid defense to your charges. Can a Police Officer Stop Me For Crossing the Center Line? It depends. Your Tacoma DUI defense lawyer will evaluate all of the circumstances surrounding your stop. In some cases, courts have found justification for police stops when the defendant weave[...]

A Pierce County DUI Lawyer Examines Automated Specimen Analysis

  • May 13, 2013
  • DUI

As the following question and answer session between your Pierce County DUI Lawyer and a technician demonstrates, analysis of the defendant’s blood is conducted automatically. Despite what the jury may believe, it is not subjected to microscopic examination by a scientist. In fact, the technician may have even left the room while the machine was running the sample. Your Pierce County DUI lawyer will establish this early in your trial. Sample Questioning Pierce County DUI attorney: Did you a[...]

A Tacoma DUI Lawyer Addresses Unreasonable Traffic Stops

  • April 29, 2013
  • DUI

There Has to Be a Reason No police officer can pull a driver over without reason to believe that the motorist has broken the law. Since there are many reasons why someone may be driving in a manner that causes the officer to suspect intoxication or some other form of illegal activity, your Tacoma DUI lawyer must question exactly what provides “a reason to suspect.” What Did the Officer See? The first issue that your DUI lawyer will consider when evaluating the legality of a traffic stop i[...]

The Importance of Timeliness in Your DUI Case

  • April 22, 2013
  • DUI

Timeliness is extremely important in successfully fighting a DUI arrest. Your Pierce County DUI defense attorney will take steps to learn important details about the time of your arrest as soon as possible. Contacting Witnesses Seeking out and contacting potential witnesses are tasks that your Pierce County DUI defense attorney will want to address immediately. This includes anyone you interacted with leading up to and at the time of the arrest. Give your Pierce County DUI defense attorney[...]

Who Can I Talk to about My Case? Our Tacoma WA DUI Attorneys Explain

The people you choose to converse with in regards to your case can have very severe consequences, so it's really best to only speak to your Tacoma WA DUI attorneys about such matters. Make sure that you are aware of how the prosecution can trick your friends and family members to testify against you in a court of law and what you can do to avoid this. Contact Tacoma WA DUI Attorneys For help with your DUI case, contact our Tacoma WA DUI Attorneys from Greene & Lloyd, PLLC at (253)[...]