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What You Need to Know About Police Mistakes and DUI and DWI Cases in Maryland

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

Did you know that when a police officer makes a mistake in your DUI or DWI case in Maryland that you may be entitled to use this information to help fight or dismiss the charges? Sharing this information with an experienced Maryland DUI defense attorney promptly after this happens gives you the best possible chance to develop a defense strategy that keeps you from facing critical penalties. When the police make mistakes and violate your rights, this often leads to a dismissal of the charges. Police have to inform you of your rights before taking a breath sample to determine if you are under the influence or impaired. You do have the right to decline any field sobriety test although administrative penalties may apply. Furthermore, a faulty test could become an important component of your criminal defense. Failing to administer field sobriety test in accordance with the guidelines from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration could lead to an acquittal. While breathalyzers are often used in the field to determine someone’s blood alcohol content, they are extremely prone to error whether it is mechanical or human. Furthermore, certain health conditions and medications could lead to false positives on a breathalyzer test and this alone should not be used to charge you or convict you of DUI. There also must be

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