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Can My DUI Be Dismissed?


There’s always a chance. Certainly, that’s obviously a best-case scenario and something I’d ask for. To be honest, that’s less likely. That doesn’t happen – certainly, doesn’t happen in the majority of cases, but it can. It’s going to depend on – one of the things that I do when I get hired on a DUI case, I’m going to get a copy of the warrant. I’m going to get a copy of the video from the trooper’s vehicle. Then I’m going to get the blood results that will show the amount of alcohol and/or drugs in the person’s system. Depending on what I find out from that investigation, then that will determine whether or not you have a chance of getting it dismissed or not.

It’s going to depend on one of the things I’m looking at in the video, for instance, is if they had a valid reason to stop you. If you can prove that they didn’t have a valid reason to stop you, that you weren’t speeding or committing any other traffic violations, then that’s a case where you definitely can get it dismissed because they didn’t have a reason to stop you to begin with. Another way that it potentially can get dismissed is if the blood – your blood result comes back and you are under the legal limit for alcohol. There’s a couple of ways that can happen. It certainly does happen on occasion. It’s more likely that it doesn’t get dismissed but reduced, but certainly, there’s a lot of different factors at play. It can get dismissed. It can get reduced. In a worst-case scenario, you could be convicted of the DUI.