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Aspects of drunk driving stops can impact defense strategies

Operating a vehicle on Michigan's roadways means that you are agreeing to remain in compliance with state laws. One of these laws is that you won't drive after consuming alcohol if your driving abilities are impaired. Generally, this means that you don't have a blood-alcohol concentration that is at or above .08 percent. People who are in violation of the laws can face criminal charges.

We understand that things happen sometimes that lead to trouble. When that trouble is legal trouble for a drunk driving charge, action is crucial. The action that you take during and after the drunk driving stop can have a big impact on your case.

It is important for you to pay close attention to what is going on during the stop and arrest. This is because we can sometimes call the officer's actions into questions as part of your defense, especially if your constitutional rights were violated.

You should also pay attention to how the chemical test is conducted. In some cases, we can call the validity of the chemical test into question if the test wasn't conducted in appropriate manners. This can often greatly help your defense.

When you are considering your defense options for a drunk driving charge, you might have to incorporate more than one defense point into the strategy. Making sure that you utilize each point that you can might make your defense stronger. While a strong defense doesn't guarantee you a finding of not guilty, it can help to reduce the penalties that you might face for the drunk driving charge.

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