Common DUI Defenses
DUI Defense Attorneys in Overland Park Kansas
Missouri | Iowa | Kansas
If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you need an experienced lawyer to provide you with good DUI defense. At The Traffic Lawyers of Kopecky Law, P.A., we have more than 15 years of experience in DUI defense. Our DUI attorneys will investigate your case for possible flaws. We review police records and video tapes and listen to your testimony to determine whether there may have been probable cause for the stop. We look at breathalyzers and other field sobriety tests for clues of inaccuracy.
At The Traffic Lawyers of Kopecky Law, P.A., we do whatever it takes to protect your rights and your freedom. Contact us to learn more about common DUI defenses in a free consultation.
Our DUI Defense Strategy
Whether you live in the Kansas City metro area or Des Moines, Iowa, our firm provides a solid DUI defense that is dedicated to protecting our clients' rights. Some of our defense strategies include:
- Investigating the stop
Through listening to your story and examining police videos and records we can help determine if there was probable cause for the stop and if your constitutional rights were honored. We look at all angles for possible flaws.
- Questioning the accuracy of field sobriety tests
Field tests and breathalyzers are not always accurate. Sleep deprivation and some medical conditions may affect the results. We look at all the tests in combination to determine if there was probable cause for the charge. If the tests were not performed properly, we strive to have them thrown out of court.
The horizontal gaze nystagmus test - or HGN test - is one of the most accurate field sobriety tests when conducted properly, but it is rarely conducted properly. The results of this test are not permitted in Kansas courts to prove DUI.
- Reviewing police videotapes
Police officers often get into habits when filling out their reports. They may automatically check certain boxes - such as slurred speech and bloodshot eyes - without actually observing these signs. Our DUI attorneys will review the police video for inconsistencies between the report and actual events.
- Disputing breath test results
Slamming a drink right before you drive causes breath tests to reveal a higher blood alcohol content (BAC). If your BAC was just over the legal limit, we may send you to a doctor or dentist to determine if the alcohol in your breath was higher than in your blood.
If you need assistance with your DUI charge or other traffic violation, contact The Traffic Lawyers of Kopecky Law, P.A. We will defend your rights in any traffic or criminal law matter. Contact us by phone 24 hours a day.
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