DUI Articles

Fighting Pretext Stops in DUI Cases

It is a common belief that police officers stereotype individuals they see on the road and use pretexts to stop those that fit their pre-conceptions. They then use an excuse to search the vehicle for drugs or to test the driver for intoxication. Whether the officer was objective in making a stop, however, is highly difficult to establish. If you are stopped and then arrested for driving under the influence, it is important to call an experienced Memphis DUI attorney who can help you.Read More…

Testifying in Your DUI Trial is a Double-Edged Sword

With absolute certainty, you have the right not to testify in your DUI criminal trial; neither the prosecutor nor judge can compel you to do so. This is a constitutional guarantee. Should you choose to testify in your DUI trial, your Memphis DUI attorney will explain to you that the prosecutor then has an absolute right to cross-examine you; in fact, he or she will without a doubt exercise that right.Read More…

Explaining Your Decision Not To Testify At Trial

Under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, you have the right not to incriminate yourself for a crime. This right protects you from being forced to testify at your DUI trial, and it protects you from having your silence used against you.Read More…

How Useful is the Romberg Balancing Test in Determining Intoxication?

Police often use the “Romberg” test to determine whether a person has been driving while intoxicated. However, this test is inherently flawed in detecting a person’s intoxication. Without first establishing how that person would perform the test when sober, the test does not really determine anything. If you have been arrested for DUI, contact a Memphis DUI attorney for the best possible defense.Read More…