Too Pretty for a DUI? Bizarre DUI Defenses and Strategies That Actually Work
It’s natural to panic after getting pulled over and realizing that you’ve had a little too much to drink. Still, it’s crucial to stay quiet and avoid implicating yourself, rather than rushing to an unbelievable or bizarre defense that’s unlikely to work. Consider the case of a recent St. Augustine DUI arrest, in which a woman was pulled over for going 15 miles over the speed limit. After claiming that she was trying to get away from someone and failing to identify who she was running from, forgetting that the officer had asked for her registration and license, and claiming she’d only had two drinks, the driver was brought to the local jail. On the way, she told officers “It sucks to be pretty.”
Other Strange DUI Defenses
Of course, this isn’t the first time someone’s tried to dodge charges with an unlikely or irrelevant claim. Other unusual DUI cases and defenses that led to arrest include:A driver who claimed that rain and confusion, not alcohol, led to him accidentally driving his Bentley on train tracks instead of the road.
- A driver who claimed that rain and confusion, not alcohol, led to him accidentally driving his Bentley on train tracks instead of the road.
- A Minnesota driver who thought that driving his riding lawnmower while under the influence would be an acceptable option to driving a vehicle, since he’d lost his license to a prior DWI.
- A driver who realized he was in over his head and called 911 to report his own drunk driving. His BAC was nearly twice the legal limit.
DUI Defense Strategies That Work
Clearly, coming up with your own DUI defense is a choice that can lead to disastrous consequences. A safer choice: trusting your DUI case to an attorney with years of experience in securing DUI not guilty verdicts. Your attorney may explore a variety of defense options to create a plan that suits your needs and unique situation. These are just a few questions your attorney might ask while building your defense strategy:
- Was the traffic stop legal? Did officers have a legal reason to pull you over?
- Did officers administer the field sobriety test and/or Breathalyzer accurately and in line with federal/state guidelines?
- Were your readings influenced by a medical diagnosis that could create an inaccurate BAC reading or make you appear to be under the influence?
- Were test results analyzed correctly?
Whether your lawyer opts to challenge the legality of the test, the analysis of test results, or the strength of the prosecution’s case against you, it’s essential to retain the services of an attorney to minimize the potential financial and career fallout of a DUI conviction.
Jacksonville DUI Lawyer
At Lockett Law, we have experience in a wide range of DUI St. Augustine, FL cases and situations, including first-time offenses, drug-related charges, underage DUI cases, and multiple offenses. If you’ve been stopped for driving under the influence, contact our Jacksonville Beach office at (904) 858-9818.