If you are facing a DUI charge after being pulled over in Colorado, you may feel panicked and automatically assume that you will be convicted. However, there are, in fact, many ways to successfully defend yourself from a DUI.
Your potential defense options will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest. For example, it may have been the case that you were illegally stopped, were tested with an inaccurate device or that you suffer from a health condition that may have influenced the results of the Breathalyzer test. It is important that you take the time to consider all the possible defenses that could apply to your situation.
There was no good cause to stop you
Law enforcement officers cannot make a traffic stop without a good cause. In fact, if there was not a good cause to stop you, you may be able to argue that law enforcement was discriminatory in their approach.
The Breathalyzer test was inaccurate
Breathalyzer tests are notoriously inaccurate, and they are used primarily because they are easily used in their field. You may want to argue that the test was not administered correctly, or the device was not calibrated.
You have a medical condition
If you have a condition such as diabetes or acid reflux, there may naturally be a higher alcohol level in your breath. This can lead to false positive results for intoxication.
If you want to prevent suffering the consequences of a DUI charge, it is important that you do not delay taking action in order to defend yourself.