Common Defenses

If you have been charged with a Connecticut DUI, don't panic! While this might seem overwhelming, the truth is that there are many defenses that you can utilize to poke holes in the prosecution's case and make sure that your rights are protected throughout this process. Read on to learn more about common DUI defenses that might be right for your situation.


When a person is charged with a DUI, they have the right to defend themselves in court. Each situation is different, and therefore, the defense that works for one person might not work for you. If you have been charged with a drug DUI, your defenses will differ from those of someone charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. On this page, I will discuss some of the common defenses that can be made against an alcohol DUI. Again, each situation is different, so use this page as a starting point, and then contact an attorney to discuss your case and common defenses for your situation. 

Breathalyzer and Field Test Defenses

One of the first things that a police officer may do if they suspect that you have been driving under the influence of alcohol is ask you to take a breath test. Initially, you need to decide if you will comply with the breath test or if you will not take it. If you do take this test, keep in mind that the results can be defended against in some cases. A DUI lawyer will be aware of the science behind the test, will know how it should be administered, and can poke holes in the test result if protocol was not followed.

The same goes for standardized field sobriety tests. There are three standardized field sobriety tests that the police might ask you to take – the one-leg stand test, the walk-and-turn test, and the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. Keep in mind that these tests are actually designed to make you fail, and there are many factors that are not related to intoxication that can impact the results of the tests. A DUI lawyer will know these factors and will be able to analyze the administering and scoring of your tests. Ultimately, this could work to disprove the test results if a police officer made a mistake.

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Blood and Urine Test Defenses

If someone is accused of a DUI, blood tests and urine tests are oftentimes administered as evidence of intoxication. However, these tests can be very inaccurate if they are not administered and analyzed correctly. What’s more, there are many steps involved in correctly administering these tests. Authorized personnel must administer and analyze the tests. Any issues with administering the test or analyzing the results could make the results inaccurate. If this happens, the results could be inadmissible in court. Talk to a lawyer about your blood or urine test. They can help you determine if protocol was broken.

Getting Help

If you have been charged with a DUI, it is important to contact an attorney to discuss your options. A DUI attorney will be able to help you find the best defense for your case given your particular situation. For more information, you can contact me. My team is happy to get to work defending your rights. We will find the right defense for the situation that you face.

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