Arrested for drunk driving in Atlanta? You've probably heard a lot
of things about drunk driving charges in the past. Unfortunately, there
are a multitude of common misconceptions about drunk driving and
DUI defense. That's why you need a reliable, informed, and experienced Atlanta
DUI defense attorney to help you understand your legal rights, circumstances,
and options. Here are a few common DUI myths that you've probably
My BAC was less than .08%; they can't charge me with drunk driving. Actually, you can be charged with drunk driving even if you weren't
drunk. If your BAC was less than .08% but law enforcement produces evidence
that your driving ability was impaired, you could still be charged and
convicted of drunk driving. Alcohol affects everyone different. While
one person might not feel drunk with a BAC of .04%, others might not be
able to drive safely with a low BAC. Additionally, drivers less than 21
years old can be charged with drunk driving with a BAC as low as .02%.
My case is hopeless because I failed a field sobriety test. This is false. Field sobriety tests are subjective. In reality, a
field sobriety test does not conclusively indicate whether or not you are drunk. A clumsy
person might trip and fail a test, while an intoxicated driver with good
balance might be able to pass. Additionally, field sobriety tests are
only valid when administered correctly. If the arresting officer does
not administer the test correctly, it cannot be used as evidence against
your case. If you were arrested for failing a field sobriety test, we can help.
Intoxilyzer breath tests accurately indicate your level of impairment. While law enforcement officers would like you to believe otherwise, Intoxilyzer
breath tests are not completely reliable. In fact, a multitude of outside factors can
influence your BAC reading. If the driver isn't drunk but consumed
alcohol on an empty stomach, the test might indicate a high BAC reading.
Additionally, a low-carb diet, low body fat, diabetes and other factors
can affect the Intoxilyzer results. If you were arrested because your
BAC level appeared to be over the legal limit, contact the Law Offices
of Howard J. Weintraub.
How Our Atlanta DUI Lawyer Can Serve You
After an arrest, you might feel hopeless. Remember: you don't have
to face this challenge alone. Prosecutors might try to make you think
that your field sobriety test or Intoxilyzer reading guarantees a conviction.
In reality, an Atlanta DUI defense attorney from our firm can help you
fight these charges.
Contact us today to see what the Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub can do for your
DUI defense case.