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In a personal and professional manner, we will explain exactly what you can expect during every phase of your case. We will leave no stone unturned to win your case.
At Boulahanis & Associates, we are extremely aggressive and have a reputation for winning cases! Thousands of satisfied clients can't be wrong! Contact us today!
- Over 30 years' trial experience
- Accessible attorney responds to questions and concerns quickly
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- We protect you and your rights
Investigating Your Case
Many individuals charged with driving under the influence of alcohol do not realize that they may have a legal defense to DUI or Drugged Driving.
The defense needs to be aggressive and thorough to increase your chance of a plea reduction or dismissal. Our complete investigation reveals whether you have a legal defense.
- In-depth investigation of evidence
- Review of breath/blood test
- Review police report
- Review of in-car and booking room video
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
With a typical drunk driving case, the police officer's investigation will begin with the observation of the driving and will continue until you are arrested. Usually, this occurs when you are handcuffed and placed into the patrol vehicle.
- HGN: test is only evidence of presence of alcohol, not impairment.
- Walk and turn (heal to toe) - test involving your ability to follow instructions and maintain balance
- One leg stand
- Officer is required to instruct and demonstrate both balance tests
- In many occasions, officers fail to follow protocol in testing, which can lead to plea reduction or dismissal
Physiology of Alcohol
Made up of a hydroxyl functional group that is bonded to a carbon atom, alcohol is an organic compound that can affect the body in different ways. Ethyl is the form of alcohol that is typically consumed today, and by recognizing how the body metabolizes ethyl, certain assumptions can be made.
The Widemark Formula is based on this principle, that by knowing the weight and gender of a person, the type and amount of alcohol they had, how much food they had in their system during consumption and the period of time over which the alcohol was consumed, an estimate can be made through a mathematical formula about the level of alcohol within their bloodstream.
This test is often highly considered by a judge during a case for drunk driving, but there are faults which can make the findings of it inaccurate. On top of the test not being 100% error-proof, there is the chance that an officer administered a test wrong. There are different defenses which may be used in regards to DUI charges and our team is highly knowledgeable and experienced in these matters.