If you think you might be in need of a DUI lawyer Tysons VA residents can rely on, contact Cohen & Cohen Someone from our compassionate and experienced legal team is available to discuss your situation at no charge, and to give you a free case evaluation.
For most people, getting pulled over is bad enough but when you get arrested, things get scary. If you have never been arrested before, you probably did not know what to expect except for maybe what you have seen on t.v. or in movies. If you’ve been arrested before, you probably knew from the outset that it was not going to be a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, no matter what your previous experiences have been, getting pulled over and arrested are bad experiences and a lot of the difficulties involved with a DUI charge are just beginning.
Dealing with a DUI charge is time consuming and for many people, it is stressful on many different levels. It is difficult because the paperwork that needs to be filed is written in unfamiliar language with confusing terms. There are deadlines that need to be met that do not usually fit conveniently into our regular schedules. Many people feel ashamed and embarrassed for having driven drunk. Many times, a person’s DUI charge has a negative impact on their family and friends, and on their relationships with them. And then there are costly fines and tickets to pay, suspension of your driver’s license, possible jail time, an increase in insurance, and having a criminal offense on your record.
While a lawyer cannot change the past so that you were not charged in the first place, a DUI lawyer Tysons VA is fortunate to have in its midst, can help you to feel less lost and alone in the present. Knowing that someone who understands the law is fighting tirelessly to make sure your rights are upheld can be a comfort.
Even though many people do not have the time and resources to do this without the help of a lawyer, many DUI charges and convictions can be fought because of a number of different reasons. Some examples of these include but are not limited to:
Science The ways we test for BAC includes machines that test a person’s breath, and
people who analyze blood and urine samples. Many of the machines malfunction and
humans are prone to errors even when they have the best intentions. As well, both
breath, blood, and urine analysis can be dependent on other mitigating factors that are
not typically taken into account when determining whether to arrest and convict someone
of a DUI.
Police Procedure Very often, a police officer who has specific DUI training based on the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is the witness your case is up against.
There are many instances when people have been improperly stopped or pulled out of a
DUI checkpoint line. As well, things such as standardized field sobriety tests are not
always so standardized because different individuals administer these tests the way they
understand to be correct, and judge the behavior of the subject based on their
understanding of human behavior.
If you have been charged with a DUI, contact Cohen & Cohen to discuss your case with a DUI lawyer Tysons VA is proud to call its own.