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Do you need to defend yourself against a drunk driving charge?

Imagine you were driving home from a party one Saturday evening in Roseville and an officer pulled you over. You thought you were completely sober and hadn't had too much drink, but the officer felt differently.

As it turns out, the drink your friend made you had a lot more alcohol in it than you believed. It tasted mild, but while the officer was asking questions, you realized that the alcoholic effects were coming on fast. You couldn't walk in a straight line, and you failed your Breathalyzer test.

You could face stiff punishments if convicted of drunk driving

The penalties should be enough to prevent anyone from drunk driving. However, being inebriated by alcohol can seriously affect our decision-making processes.

Also, as in the example above, there's the issue of not being sure if you've drunk too much, getting behind the wheel and later finding out that you made a mistake in judgment.

You can defend yourself against your drunk driving charges

Sometimes, the line of legality is quite fuzzy relating to DUI charges -- especially when it comes to people who blow a low percent blood alcohol level. In these cases, it could be appropriate to try and get your charges thrown out or dismissed. However, if conviction appears likely, however, you might be able to negotiate a plea deal with the court in exchange for a reduction in punishments.

Many people make the mistake of getting behind the wheel after too much to drink. Nevertheless, regardless of your circumstances, you will be able to defend yourself against your charges. A skilled DUI defense attorney can review the facts surrounding your arrest to determine the most appropriate criminal defense strategies to employ on your behalf.

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