There may be a belief among Colorado residents and throughout the country in general that DUI cases are relatively straightforward. After all, DUI is one of the most common criminal charges in America, and how hard is it to tell if a driver is intoxicated, right? That may be how the common thinking goes, but our readers should know that an arrest is not the same as a conviction. If law enforcement officials and prosecutors do not follow the step-by-step process that needs to be closely followed between those two points, a DUI case may end up getting dismissed, or a not guilty verdict may be possible in a trial.
The key, however, is to approach a DUI case with an aggressive defense strategy in mind. What chance does a defendant have to win a DUI case if that defendant doesn’t even push back against the evidence or the reason for the traffic stop? There are many different ways to poke holes in the prosecution’s DUI case.
Some people in Colorado may believe that their best option when facing DUI charges is to simply plead guilty and hope for the best. While many cases do, in fact, end with a plea agreement, the fact is that oftentimes there is nothing guaranteed in a plea deal. What is guaranteed in such a course of action, however, is that a defendant gives up many constitutional rights and has no chance to get the DUI case dismissed or get a not guilty verdict.
At our law firm, we examine our clients’ cases closely to see if there is a path toward a possible dismissal or not guilty verdict. If fighting all the way to a trial is a reasonable option, that option should not be ruled out. For more information, please visit the drunk driving defense overview section of our law firm’s website.