In addition to the programs listed above, there are numerous circumstances in which a DUI case should either proceed to trial, or challenges should be made relating to the stop, arrest and testing procedures through pre-trial motions.
When bodily fluids are obtained for analysis as to the presence of drugs or alcohol, very specific procedures and protocols must be followed. Laboratories must be properly certified, using very specific procedures. Breathalyzer devices must be approved, properly certified and have a current calibration. Even the chemicals utilized in a breathalyzer device have limited life spans, and can affect the accuracy of a breath test.
Any of these issues, or other unique issues that may arise during a traffic stop can have the potential to result in either a dismissal of the charges or a not guilty verdict. When appropriate, the criminal defense lawyers of Williamson, Friedberg & Jones will take such cases to trial, and/or file pre-trial motions challenging the DUI stop, arrest and testing procedures.