Not All DUI Charges Are Treated The Same
I Will Help You Understand Your Legal Options
People often plead guilty to drunk driving charges because they think that there is no way to fight them. They think that the evidence against them is too strong to fight. In reality, there are almost always defense strategies available to reduce the impact of driving under the influence (DUI) charges. I am attorney Tom Speedie. With more than 20 years of experience, I am well-versed in the many DUI defense strategies available.
How Strong Is The DUI Case Against You?
In Nashville, Washington County and throughout Southern Illinois, police and prosecutors take drinking and driving cases very seriously. However, they are human and they do make mistakes. There may be flaws in the way they handled the traffic stop and gathered evidence, and those flaws can be used in your drunk driving defense strategy.
I will carefully review every aspect of your case. How was the traffic stop conducted? Did you take field sobriety tests? Were those tests administered correctly? Did you take a breath test? Was the machine properly calibrated and correctly handled by the administering police officer? I will ask the questions necessary to find weaknesses in the case against you that I can use to pursue dismissal of the DUI charges or to minimize the impact.
Negotiation Or Trial?
Most DUI cases are resolved by effectively negotiating with prosecutors. I will present the evidence and request dismissal or a favorable plea bargain. If the prosecutor is not willing to negotiate, I am fully prepared to take your case to trial. You can count on me to work hard to obtain the best possible outcome in your drunk driving case.