Drunk driving charges are some of the most common criminal charges that people in Florida and throughout the country face. Despite decades of public and private awareness campaigns intended to help educate people about the dangers of drunk driving, some people still take the chance. However, not everyone who is arrested on DUI charges is guilty. Florida residents need to remember that there is a presumption of innocence for every criminal defendant in America.
Unfortunately, law enforcement officials and prosecutors may not be as concerned with presumptions or giving a criminal defendant the benefit of the doubt. These government representatives carry a high burden into any criminal case, including cases that involve DUI charges: proving the case "beyond a reasonable doubt." Raising that doubt can be a crucial part of any aggressive defense strategy when it comes to DUI charges.
For example, it may be pointed out that field sobriety tests were administered improperly. Or, perhaps a Breathalyzer machine was not properly calibrated. Maybe there was no valid reason for the traffic stop to begin with. These, among other factors, can be strong angles to consider when planning a defense strategy.
At our law firm, we work with those who have been arrested for DUI charges in Florida. Although fighting all the way to a jury trial may not be the best option in every case, each criminal defendant should be able to consider all available options. For more information, please visit the DUI defense overview section of our law firm's website.