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The importance of preparing a defense to a DUI charge

On Behalf of | May 9, 2019 | DUI |

Getting a Kentucky DUI can be a frightening experience that can result in serious penalties and consequences for the accused individual. As a result, it is essential for individuals accused of DUI to be familiar with the different options they can use to defend against drunk driving charges.

Drunk driving defenses help accused individuals take on the accusations, allegations and charges they are facing. There are different criminal defense options for accused individuals to consider but it is also important to keep in mind that accused individuals always have criminal defense rights that protect them from unlawful traffic stops, unlawful searches and seizures and afford them other important rights and protections as well.

There are several different defense options as well as the option to challenge police conduct and activity as part of a criminal defense strategy. A strong criminal defense strategy fights to ensure all of the accused individual’s rights are protected and have not been violated as well as to work to reduce or eliminate the charges and potential penalties and consequences the accused individual is facing. It is important that any tests associated with a DUI charge, such as a blood, breath or field sobriety test, were properly administered.

Individuals who have been accused of driving under the influence face a litany of potential criminal penalties and administrative consequences that can include jail time, fines and the potential loss of the accused individual’s driver’s license. Because the potential penalties and consequences can be so sweeping, and affect the accused individual personally and professionally, it is essential for them to be familiar with why they should prepare a strong criminal defense.