Drunk driving charges are serious criminal charges. Authorities from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office recently reported arresting an alleged drunk driver. According to a witness, the driver hit a guardrail and was driving recklessly. Witnesses called in to report the alleged drunk driver. Following the traffic stop, the 29-year old driver was arrested for DUI and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. The man was allegedly in possession of Xanax and a syringe.

Drunk driving charges can have a significant and negative impact on the life of an accused individual. Individuals accused of drunk driving can face serious criminal penalties, such as incarceration and fines, as well as administrative penalties including the loss of a driver’s license. The potential penalties and consequences associated with drunk driving charges can have a significant impact on the personal and professional lives of accused individuals.

In any circumstance involving criminal charges, the accused individual has the right to prepare a criminal defense. A strong criminal defense strategy takes into account the circumstances and the criminal defense rights of the accused individual provided through the criminal justice process. In some circumstances, it may be possible to challenge how authorities came across certain information or to challenge facts, witnesses, or the way alleged evidence was obtained, especially if it was in violation of the accused individual’s criminal defense rights.

Criminal defense rights are invaluable for accused individuals who have been confronted with criminal charges. Because of this, individuals accused of crimes should always be familiar with their criminal defense rights and protections and how to develop a strong criminal defense strategy.

Source: Nwfdailynews.com, “Destin man arrested on DUI, drug charges,” Timothy Brice Hebert, Sept. 3, 2017