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What defenses may apply to a drunk driving case?

Drunk driving charges are difficult legal problems and Tennessee residents who face them should take their defense seriously. While some may not recognize that defenses do exist to drunk driving charges, others may struggle to articulate just how the facts and circumstances of their drunk driving arrests should be presented to make their defenses apparent. Attorneys who provide DUI and drunk driving defense support can aid these individuals in their trial preparations.

Many of the defenses that support drunk driving defendants are based on problems that occurred during their arrests, during the collection of alleged evidence in their cases, or during the assessment of alleged evidence after it had been collected. For example, a driver who is subjected to field sobriety tests by a law enforcement officer who is not trained to administer them may have a defense based on that officer's deficiencies and mistakes made during the process of testing.

Additionally, errors are often made in crime labs where biological evidence like urine and blood are taken for BAC testing. If it can be shown that a lab mixed up lab samples or otherwise tainted the results of a defendant's biological samples, that defendant may have a strong defense to the DUI and drunk driving charges that have been made against them.

Other defenses exist that can support the legal needs of men and women who are facing drunk driving claims. Affirmative defenses as well as other administrative defenses can give individuals strong legal legs to stand on when they face prosecutors and fight for their freedoms in court with the help of their DUI defense attorneys.

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