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Common Mistakes That Occur During a DUI Arrest

Common Mistakes That Occur During a DUI Arrest

Everyone makes mistakes, even police officers. Police officers commonly make mistakes during DUI testing. If you have been charged with a DUI offense, your situation may seem hopeless, but you could have a way out. DUI stops have to follow strict protocol or the prosecution's case is weakened. Since officers often make mistakes during DUI tests, it is vital to contact an experienced DUI attorney who can identify any errors made during your DUI stop. The Fort Lauderdale DUI attorneys at Rudenberg & Glasser have handled thousands of DUI cases, and we can fight to get your charges dismissed or reduced.

Common Mistakes Made During DUI Testing

One of the most common mistakes law enforcement makes during DUI stops is false breathalyzer results. False results occur because various factors can contribute to a high BAC reading aside from consuming alcohol. If you believe that your BAC results were incorrect, an experienced Fort Lauderdale DUI defense lawyer can help you determine if officers made any mistakes during your DUI arrest.

Things that can contribute to a false BAC reading include:

  • If you burped during the test
  • If you had been chewing tobacco or mint
  • If you have diabetes or GERD
  • If a police officer didn’t take the breath test within two hours of driving
  • If the police officer retested and the results were off by 20 percent
  • If the police officer was not certified to test you
  • If the breathalyzer had not been calibrated correctly
  • If the mouthpiece had not been changed before the test

Contact Our Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyers

If you believe there was a mistake with your DUI arrest, it is essential to contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney as soon as possible. A driver only has 10 days after a DUI arrest to apply for a DMV administrative hearing. An administrative hearing is a license suspension proceeding that gives you the opportunity to defend your case. The legal team at Rudenberg & Glasser can investigate your case to determine if there were any mistakes made during your arrest. We have handled thousands of DUI cases, which equips us to help you obtain the best possible results for your case.

Contact our Fort Lauderdale DUI attorneys today for a free consultation at (954) 543-1788!

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  • Not Guilty, Acquitted at Trial Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon

    Outcome: Client was alleged to have used his vehicle to strike victim, and there was video of the incident which could have been interpreted to actually show the crime. The state was offering significant prison time before trial. By meticulous planning and strategic cross-examination to expose the motives and fabrications by the alleged victim, and an eyewitness in support of the alleged victim, Rudenberg & Glasser convinced a jury to acquit the client and avoid a mandatory long prison sentence.

  • Domestic Violence
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  • Domestic Violence With 911 Call and Pictures
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser took the case to trial after fleshing out inconsistencies in the alleged victim's account. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty and the client's unblemished record was preserved.
  • False Arrest

    Outcome: Attorney Glasser was able to show with video footage that his client did not commit the alleged offense and furthermore, the police officer who ordered his arrest was negligent in his investigation and improperly supervised.

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  • Probation Only Federal Conspiracy to Commit Mail & Wire Fraud

    Outcome: Through compelling sentencing memorandum and passionate oral argument, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to convince the federal court judge to sentence their client to treatment for substance abuse, and no incarceration, even though the client had a lengthy criminal history and the Government was seeking prison time.

  • Felony DUI: Client was in an Accident and Left the Scene
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser filed a compelling motion to suppress evidence based on law enforcement's actions during the investigation. Rudenberg & Glasser were able to persuade the prosecutor prior to the motion to suppress hearing that the charge should be broken down from a felony to a misdemeanor and the client was offered probation instead of the previously sought prison sentence.
  • Final Injunction Hearing
    Outcome: Client desperately needed to avoid a final injunction on his record. Rudenberg & Glasser defended him at the hearing and proved that the Petitioner was not in fear for her safety. The judge dismissed the injunction.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanor: Resisting Police Officer Without Violence
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg presented evidence that the police officer’s version of events was not credible, and that accusations were made to justify excessive use of force by police officer. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty in less than five minutes.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanors: DUI & Possession of Cannabis
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg won a motion arguing the DUI checkpoint was conducted in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and the Judge entered an order suppressing all evidence. Case was dropped by the State, and client avoided a mandatory conviction for DUI, as well as mandatory fines and license suspensions.
  • $250,000 Pre-Trial Personal Injury

    Outcome: Client was injured by a malfunctioning door, requiring stitches and leaving a scar on client's knee. There were limited medical bills and no surgeries, but through extremely challenging and successful negotiations, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to secure a settlement of $250,000.

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