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Educators can be deeply impacted by a DUI conviction

As an educator, such as a teacher or coach, you know one thing to be true: Your students and/or players look up to you at all times. For this reason, you have to hold yourself to high standards. Unfortunately, there are times when people make mistakes outside of work. If this happens, such as being charged with driving under the influence, it could have a negative impact on your career.

Being arrested and charged with DUI doesn't necessarily mean you will be convicted. You can put this behind you once and for all by avoiding a conviction.

The best DUI defense strategy

There is no simple way of saying which defense strategy is best since no two people are faced with the same circumstances. This is why you need to do two things:

  • Consult with a qualified DUI attorney.
  • Learn more about the many types of strategies that have worked for others in the past.

Some of the most common strategies include:

  • Improper stop. This is a common argument in which you argue that the officer did not have probable cause to pull over your vehicle.
  • Accuracy of the field sobriety test. It is possible that a field sobriety test could be administered in an improper manner, thus leading to inaccurate results.
  • Accuracy of a Breathalyzer test. It's possible to challenge the accuracy of a Breathalyzer test, such as by arguing that the officer was not qualified to administer it or the equipment was not properly maintained.
  • Administration of the blood test. Arguments include the way that the test was administered and whether or not it was tampered with.
  • Rising blood alcohol level. It's possible that a person's blood alcohol level was below the legal limit at the time of the arrest but increased by the time a breath test or blood test was administered.

As an educator, you take great pride in acting as a good example for your students and others in the community. If you've been falsely charged with driving under the influence of a motor vehicle or boat, it's imperative to implement the right defense strategy. Doing so will reduce the likelihood of a negative impact on your professional and personal life, as well as your finances.

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