An arrest for DUI/OWI does not mean a conviction is automatic. From the initial stop to the administration of certified chemical testing, mistakes can be made. Serious oversights and errors violate your rights and can have devastating consequences. Before speaking to law enforcement or pleading guilty, contact Leonard, Hammond, Thoma & Terrill, P.C., for aggressive legal representation that combines experience with unique insight. An attorney at our Fort Wayne law firm is certified in standardized field sobriety testing, having attended the same course offered to members of the police department.
The Unreliability Of Field Sobriety Tests
Sobriety tests offered and administered by police officers supposedly determine your level of intoxication. However, the testing has limitations and does not take into account factors that are beyond your control, including uneven surfaces, weather conditions and the physical condition of the suspect.
Prosecutors often use the videotaped sobriety tests as proof of your intoxication. We conduct an equally detailed review of not only the video evidence, but also the training of the arresting officer. Proper procedures not followed leads to faulty results that violate your rights.
Attorneys Who Will Protect Your Rights
DUI/OWI/OVWI charges require the help of an experienced, hardworking attorney. The stakes are too high to try to resolve this complex criminal matter on your own. The arrest itself carries serious consequences, specifically suspension of your driving privileges for an extended time. A first-time conviction alone can lead to fines and incarceration.
From the time you call our Indiana law firm until your case is resolved, we work hard to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome.
Contact An Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, schedule an initial consultation by calling (260) 420-6000 or filling out our online contact form.