Most driving under the influence (DUI) cases begin the same way. You’re pulled over by the police for a traffic infraction such as speeding, failing to maintain a single lane or for a license tag or tail light violation. The officer approaches your car and asks for your driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance card.
The officer then notes you purportedly have bloodshot, watery eyes and the odor of an alcoholic beverage on your breath. But you haven’t had anything to drink, or if you did, it wasn’t enough to make you impaired.
You’re then asked to perform some roadside sobriety exercises. Feeling confident, you agree. Despite doing pretty well, however, the officer says you failed. You’re then handcuffed and taken to jail. At the jail you agree to take a breath test. To your surprise, your result is above the legal limit of 0.08. Case closed, right? Not so fast! Continue reading