DRUNK DRIVING/ DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Some people simply assume that most drunk driving (DUI/DWI) charges are unbeatable. After all, once an arresting officer has a Breathalyzer reading or blood test that is above the legal limit, the case is pretty much open and shut. Right?
At the Law Offices of Michael I. Gowdey, Ltd., we take a different approach to drunk driving cases. We remember that the burden to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt doesn't lie with the defense, but with the prosecution. Even if you were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the prosecution bears the burden of proving each and every element of the offense, or they will not be able to convict you. For an aggressive defense strategy, contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with a highly experienced Las Vegas DUI/DWI attorney.
Protecting Your Rights
It's not that drunk driving cases can't be fought. It's that you need a seasoned defense lawyer who knows how to fight them.
For more than 23 years, Michael Gowdey has handled literally hundreds of DUI cases. We have taken on and won cases for clients who have multiple prior drunk driving convictions, as well as those whose blood-alcohol levels were far above-the legal limit.
We will apply our years of experience and legal skills focused on developing an aggressive defense strategy. Our firm's defense attorney Gowdey will conduct a thorough investigation to try and uncover the following:
- Did the officer have a valid reason to stop your car?
- Did the officer have a valid reason to ask you to perform field sobriety tests?
- Did the officer have enough evidence to make an arrest?
- Did the officer administer a lood or breath test in a timely manner?
- Was the test administered following correct procedures?
- Were you monitored properly prior to the test?
- Did the officer look for foreign materials that could interfere with a test?
- Were your rights fully protected at every stage of the stop and arrest?
These are just a handful of the most basic questions an attorney needs to ask. The answers to each of these questions lead to dozens more, and if an arresting officer makes a mistake in even one of these situations, then you likely have a defense, perhaps a very strong defense.
Your DUI Case Isn't Only About What You Did…
It's also about what the cop did. Every police officer has the duty to honor the constitutional rights of the people he or she investigates and arrests. Not every police officer executes that duty correctly.
If you are accused of driving while intoxicated, we will evaluate your situation, review the evidence, and explore the weaknesses in the case being built against you. The longer you wait, the more options and opportunities you lose. An arresting officer is building a case against you from the moment you are pulled over. The sooner you enlist our law firm, the more we can do.
Contact our Firm's Nevada Drunk Driving Attorney
If you are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, contact our law firm online or call 702-471-0321 to schedule a free initial consultation. We have the skills and tenacity to develop an aggressive defense against DUI/DWI charges.