When people come to Potter Criminal Defense after being arrested for DUI, they feel pretty hopeless. That’s because the police tell them that they failed the field sobriety tests, failed the breath test and got a breath-test reading that was over the legal limit. No wonder so many people feel like there is no way out.
The reason that people feel this way is because they don’t deal with Las Vegas DUI charges on a daily basis like the practitioners at Potter Criminal Defense do. Accordingly, they don’t understand that it’s hard for anyone to pass field sobriety tests even when they haven’t had a drink in days. Many factors can influence your performance in these tests, including a physical disability, an illness, the weather conditions or simply being made nervous by having to perform these tests.
Most people similarly do not realize that the Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Machine, which is designed to measure the amount of alcohol you have deep in your lung tissue, can malfunction. It can pick up on alcohol residue in your throat or mouth, leading to an abnormally high reading that does not accurately depict your level of impairment.
It additionally may be possible to demonstrate that the officer lacked probable cause for the arrest. If your attorney can demonstrate that you actually performed relatively well on field sobriety testing and that the breath test results were questionable, then the officer did not have probable cause. Accordingly, the charges against you may be reduced or dropped.
Poking holes in police evidence is no easy task, but it is something that the practitioners at Potter Criminal Defense do on a daily basis. Talk to them today about Las Vegas DUI charges.