The standard is proof beyond a reasonable doubt. In other words, you are not required to prove your innocence.
The officer has to have a valid reason for pulling you over or having contact with you. Otherwise, the entire case may be dismissed.
Even if your DUI test result is over the limit, it is not simply an open and shut case. Dozens of potential errors and omissions can occur during the testing process.
A close examination of the police report, testing documents, and videotapes available in OVI cases will determine the strength or the weakness of the charge against you.
Problem areas for the prosecution include:
If arrested for DUI, you should immediately consult a criminal defense attorney experienced in DUI law. Any delay may result in missed deadlines for appeals and motions, lost evidence (such as dash-cam videotapes), and other OVI defense opportunities.
If there any significant flaws in your case, a skilled DUI lawyer can use them to reduce your charges, lower the level of your DUI charge, or force dismissal.
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