DUI Defense for Women
Statistics indicate an increase of arrest and charges of driving while under the influence (DUI) for women in Florida. That doesn’t necessarily mean more women are drinking and driving. Studies show that women are at a higher risk for being falsely arrested for DUI. Because of this, the defense is more complicated with a diverse range of defenses for women. A skilled Gainesville DUI attorney is knowledgeable about the problems involved with DUI testing and the different way in which female anatomy metabolizes alcohol and how that affects DUI testing.
Problems With Female Breath Testing
We have learned through the testimony of experts that the Florida breath testing machine is less accurate for women that it is for men. As previously mentioned, women metabolize alcohol and absorb it at a different rate then men. Due to female hormonal changes that can create sudden changes in a woman’s body temperature, the breath test results can be rendered inaccurate. This false result can lead to an unfair arrest. A smart Gainesville DUI attorney is aware of these difficulties. Musca Law knows how to fight effectively against a false result.
Roadside Agility Test
Women have an immediate disadvantage when required to take a roadside sobriety test because of all the fear involved. Women have a right to be cautious when asked to get out of their car even when that request is from a police officer. Additionaly a woman may be wearing shoes that impede their ability to perform the test with competency. The anxiety and higher stress levels can make it especially difficult to perform a roadside agility test.
It is imperative that women understand they are unfair targets and due to the intricacies of DUI law there are numerous wrongful convictions involving women. A skilled Gainesville DUI lawyer knows how to argue against wrongful prosecution and to have the roadside test thrown out in pre-trial motions.