DUI Defense

An allegation of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs is a very serious charge in the State of Montana. DUI cases are especially complex because they require defense counsel to understand scientific, as well as legal processes.

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DUI Defense

One should never drive impaired and an allegation of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs is a very serious charge in the State of Montana. DUI cases are especially complex because they require defense counsel to understand scientific, as well as legal processes.

If you were arrested and charged with driving under the influence, a conviction can result in harsh penalties. Incarceration, fines, license suspension, alcohol treatments, increased insurance rates and the vehicle impoundment are all possible penalties. The legal issues are wide-ranging, involving search and seizure, due process, illegal interrogation, denial of counsel, and evidentiary issues. These legal issues intersect in a DUI case with scientific areas of expertise, such as anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology, and toxicology, as well as pseudo-scientific areas such as field sobriety testing.

DUI defense counsel must also have a strong working understanding of the operation of breath test equipment, hospital testing equipment, and instruments utilized by forensic laboratories in the process of testing for intoxicants. This ongoing education is obtained only by an attorney who regularly attends and participates in specialized DUI seminars and training. Such training is conducted by the NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), which I am a member.