DUI cases are among the hardest cases to defend in the 21st century and short of the basic speeding ticket has become the most common encounter with law enforcement for the public. In the DUI field more than any other area of law the process is unfair. There is a wholesale disregard for fundamental Constitution rights all in the interest of getting “drunks” off the street. The minute you are stopped and asked to get out of your vehicle there is no one to protect you. No judge; No jury; Justice is administered by the police officer on the side of the road and you are presumed guilty. What you do, and how you act, is crucial and will alter the rest of your life.
DUI’s have always been one of the most difficult charges to defend, involving more esoteric areas of science and law than even the most convoluted felonies, while affording a person accused of such a crime increasingly fewer constitutional safeguards. Although there are more heinous crimes, few, are more unpopular with the press, the public, the courts and the legislatures than drunk driving. Grass roots lobbying efforts have resulted in stiffer penalties, relaxed constitutional safeguards and protections and attitude reformation in the legislatures and the judiciary which has eroded constitutional protections and safeguards that are taken for granted with other crimes.
There is a wholesale disregard for fundamental Constitution rights all in the interest of getting “drunks” off the street.