It is possible, though often very difficult, for DUI charges to dropped against an accused offender. Having charges dropped requires solid evidence and strong legal arguments. Even if you find a so-called “loophole” in the law, don’t expect that to necessarily carry you to freedom, especially if your blood alcohol content is over .08%.
The first factor to consider is whether your DUI charge was genuinely valid in terms of you being in an intoxicated state while driving.
If a DUI was a misunderstanding – for example, an equipment malfunction, or some other type of mishap that produced the wrong outcome, your best bet in getting your charges dropped will be getting a lawyer and directly pursuing the solid evidence of the case. That’s the quickest route to clearing your name.
If, on the other hand, you were indeed in an intoxicated state but you have reasons for wanting the charge dropped from your record, then you’re going to have to find some other way to have the charge nullified. On some occasions, the following basis may prove sufficient:
Getting a DUI dropped isn’t easy – nor should it be. For such a serious crime, it makes sense that only a genuine mistake or violation of your rights would be enough to get it removed from your background record. However, if you did experience a mistake or violation, then you can and should look into ways to get the DUI removed, so it won’t haunt you for several years into the future. Getting the help of an experienced DUI lawyer can also make it easier for you to get charges dropped, so it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after your DUI arrest.
DUI & DWI Laws in Your State - A drunk driving charge carries serious penalties including the possibility of jail time, license suspension (or revocation), and significant fines. These penalties vary by state. Get detailed state-by-state information about the penalties for a first, second, and third DUI.