Drunk driving is a highly regulated area of law. Organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and other advocates regularly position themselves in front of legislatures seeking tougher penalties for drunk driving. It is important you act quickly when arrested for DUI and work to minimize the consequences a conviction has on your driving record and insurance rates.
Criminal defense attorneys at Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law P.L.L.C. help people restore their driving privileges in Grand Rapids and Western Michigan. We start with investigation of the purpose for your stop and include careful analysis of the field sobriety test result. Our goal is to look for and point out errors in the procedure and work towards dismissal or reduction in charges.
To effectively challenge the finding of a blood alcohol content over the legal limit, the following things must be done:
● Investigation of the vehicle stop: we review the reason you were initially stopped, whether it was for erratic driving, crossing the center line, speeding or some other infraction. The reason for your stop is an important piece of your case because it gives insight into whether the initial stop was valid. If the initial stop was not made for a valid reason, any arrest resulting from the stop is also not valid.
● Analysis of the field sobriety test result: frequently, the result of a field sobriety test is interpreted incorrectly, or the test was administered improperly or with malfunctioning equipment. If the test result is suspect, the finding of driving while impaired is also suspect.
Once we determine whether a valid defense exists regarding the initial stop and the test results, we explain your options and begin negotiating on your behalf. Every case is different, and an attorney with extensive experience is a huge asset. We work tirelessly to attack the charge from every angle and are confident you will be satisfied with the result we get for you.
Don’t face a DUI charge without the assistance of a highly qualified defense attorney. Preserve your good driving record by fighting the charges and/or seeking reduction in charges. Call Grand Rapids and Fremont criminal defense attorneys at Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law P.L.L.C. to schedule a free consultation.