For someone who gets pulled over by police officers in Florida on suspicion of drunk driving, it may be their first encounter with law enforcement in which they are a suspect of a crime. Such a situation can obviously be nerve-racking, and it can make people act different than they normally would. Police officers in these situations are looking for signs of intoxication, so "odd" behavior may make them think that intoxication is playing a role in the way a suspect acts. But, what if you weren't intoxicated, and you still failed the field sobriety tests?
In these types of situations, it can be important to understand the options for approaching drunk driving charges. Many of these cases depend on the police officer's interpretation of the result of a field sobriety test, or even a breathalyzer test. However, our readers should know that these tests are not infallible. They can be challenged.
But, the real decision that defendants in criminal cases will need to make is how to fight the charges. Perhaps, despite your personal beliefs about your alleged intoxication, it would be better to pursue a diversion program option. Or, it might even be better to try to reach a plea deal with the prosecution. However, many defendants will need to stand up in court and fight the charges directly.
At our law firm, we do our best to attempt to make sure that our clients know all of their options. In doing so, our clients can make the decision that is best for their own unique circumstances. To learn more about how we might be able to help with your DUI case, please visit the drunk driving overview section of our website.