What Kind of Evidence Can Be Used Against Me in a DUI/OVI Case?

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You may feel like you have the cards stacked against you if you are dealing with a DUI/OVI charge. If this is the first time you even commit a crime, it may be all the more stressful. Navigating the legal process can be confusing and knowing what to expect can be even more complicated. Knowing what to expect in your DUI case can help you gain the confidence you need to better handle your charge. One key to gaining insight is knowing what kind of evidence can be used against you. If you were stopped for a DUI, you might have taken a field sobriety test to see if you were under the influence. This may be used as evidence against you in your case. Evidence of open or empty containers in your car and other such bits of evidence can be leveraged against you by the prosecution. It’s important to have a DUI defense attorney with you on your journey to defend your rights and ensure you get a fair chance at justice.

Why Was I Stopped for a DUI in the First Place?

Law enforcement may have claimed to have had probable cause when stopping you. Probable cause doesn’t take much when it comes to a traffic stop, especially if you were displaying signs of driving under the influence, including swerving, going well below the speed limit, or driving recklessly. However, these don’t automatically mean you were driving under the influence. Consult with one of our DUI attorneys to better understand the circumstances of your stop and your case as a whole.

Will Refusing to Take Sobriety Tests After I’m Pulled Over Affect My Case?

Although you have the right to refuse to take a field sobriety test after you get pulled over, doing so can be detrimental in multiple ways. You may risk having your license suspended immediately if you do not comply with a sobriety test request and you may give jurors a reason to suspect you are guilty of driving under the influence.

How Can a DUI/OVI Lawyer Get Me the Best Results Possible?

Having a tried and tested DUI lawyer can be a game-changer when it comes to ensuring your freedom long after your case has been closed. Our DUI/OVI attorneys can help you overcome your charges and get back to life as normal. Contact us at (740) 883-3400 for a free, no-hassle case evaluation.

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