There are many reasons why alleged drunk drivers should receive top-notch defense throughout their cases, yet many people don’t understand why firms like Grabel & Associates work with those accused of DUI, OWI, and other intoxicated driving offenses. Of course, everyone has the right to an attorney, and the United States was founded with values like justice in mind, however many people are quick to label those accused of drunk driving guilty and act as if their defense lawyers are knowingly defending a person who has committed a dangerous offense. It is important to keep in mind that many people are wrongfully accused of drunk driving, and in many cases, the only victim is the person whom the police are falsely accusing of a crime based on shaky evidence.
At Grabel & Associates, our DUI attorneys are dedicated to justice, which is why for over 10 years we have been defending the innocent in Michigan drunk driving cases. We know that mistakes are often made during DUI investigation which can lead to wrongful conviction, and understand what to look for in order to determine if a person is innocent in an intoxicated driving case. There are many possible defenses in a drunk driving case, and it is crucial for anyone accused of a criminal offense to understand that the sooner a lawyer gets involved, the better the case outcomes available will be. Grabel & Associates is available 24/7 to begin fighting for the rights of clients statewide, and will immediately provide anyone who has been wrongly accused of drunk driving with a free initial consultation.
It is often assumed that the majority of people accused of drunk driving are in fact guilty, and many people assume that if a cop pulls someone over and determines they are driving under the influence, there is no viable defense. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth, and many innocent people’s lives are ruined by wrongful conviction because of this negative assumption. There are a number of reasons why police may come to the false conclusion that a person is drunk, and by working with an experienced defense lawyer, it is often possible for a defendant to expose the truth.
One of the most common reasons for false accusations is breathalyzer tests, which are known to be extremely unreliable and at times very inaccurate. Because most drunk driving cases involve a roadside test, a breathalyzer test is often administered instead of a blood test. Breathalyzer results are greatly affected by the calibration of the machine, the experience of the person administering the test, and even small details such as the way a person blows into the device. This is a key reason why defense lawyers are necessary in drunk driving cases, as careful scrutiny and expert testimony can often reveal errors in the testing methods used and prove a defendant’s innocence.
In addition to errors with chemical testing, it is important to bring to light other mistakes commonly made in drunk driving cases. Highly subjective police observations and field sobriety test results can lead to wrongful conviction, and careful investigation by a defense team can lead to new information in many cases, which will allow for a more fair trial and just result. While a prosecutor only looks for information that will help obtain a conviction, a defense attorney provides a comprehensive look at what truly happened, and explains why certain errors in the prosecution’s case could suggest that a person is not guilty of a crime.
Another reason we defend drunk driving clients is because so much is on the line in DUI and OWI cases. Sometimes, people assume drunk driving charges are minor, simply because they are so common, but anyone convicted of an intoxicated driving charge faces potentially life-changing penalties. If your future or your loved one’s future was on the line, you would want the best possible defense attorney on your side, which is why our attorneys are committed to objective defense of anyone who is falsely accused of a crime in Michigan. A drunk driving conviction could lead to jail time, fines, driver’s license suspension or revocation, a criminal record, and more, and could cause a person to lose their job, inhibit the ability of a person to go to school, prevent a person from obtaining a loan or scholarship, and have many other serious effects.
For all these reasons and many more, our skilled team is dedicated to DUI defense and driver’s license restoration. Call now 800-342-7896 or contact our firm online now if you have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, or anywhere else in Michigan.