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Underage Drinking/Possession?

Attorney Stephen Ball can help you understand the allegation you are facing, the possible defenses of your case, and the consequences of a conviction. We examine the facts and circumstances of your citation or arrest, whether the police violated the Fourth Amendment, whether the police had a reasonable suspicion to stop you, and whether any other violations may have tainted the State's case.  If trial is not the best course of action, our office can often obtain an agreement where our client performs remedial measures that result in a dismissal.  Upon dismissal, we can file for and obtain an erasure of all records associated with the case.

Driving After Consuming?

This is another alcohol related charge wherein a number of defense strategies are available. Did the officer have reasonable suspicion to stop you? Did the officer have reasonable suspicion to detain you or probable cause to arrest you? These and other questions will help determine if a trial is appropriate in your case. If not, we may reach an arrangement with the State wherein your driving charge is dismissed upon your successful completion of the agreement. After a dismissal, we can file for an expunction or removal of government records pertaining to the incident. 

Driving While Impaired 

Getting arrested for drunk driving is a daunting experience. The impact of a DWI can be felt for years. A conviction for a DWI can lead to any number of penalties, such as:

• Significant fines
• Loss of driver's license
• Fees to reinstate your license
• Jail sentence
• Probation

• Skyrocketing insurance
• Lost job opportunities

DON'T JUST PLEAD GUILTY!
ATTORNEY STEPHEN M. BALL WILL EVALUATE YOUR CASE AND ADVISE YOU OF ALL YOUR LEGAL OPTIONS.  

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If you were arrested for DWI, you need a strong fighter to champion your cause. At the Law Office of Stephen M. Ball, we take every DWI case very seriously. Whether you were arrested because you made a bad decision and drove after having too much to drink or whether you were unfairly charged, The Law Office of Stephen M. Ball strives to vindicate your constitutional and statutory rights. 

Contact Attorney Stephen M. Ball today

At the Law Office of Stephen M. Ball, we have defended DWI cases for 25 years.  In addition to questions regarding temporary driving privileges, potential fines and costs, and effects on auto insurance, most new clients want to know:

WHAT LEGAL STRATEGIES CAN PROVIDE A SUCCESSFUL DWI DEFENSE?

The answer is simple: CONTACT ATTORNEY STEPHEN M. BALL TO CLOSELY EXAMINE AND EXPOSE THE FLAWS IN THE STATE'S CASE.

Below are some of the problems that may exist with the State's case against you:

No Reasonable Suspicion for the Officer Stopping You:

Police can't pull you over arbitrarily JUST to see if you've been drinking. To have "reasonable suspicion" of criminal activity before stopping you, police must first observe you commit a traffic violation or drive in an inadequate manner.  A DWI stop not supported by "reasonable suspicion" violates your rights under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and can provide legal grounds for dismissal of your case - regardless of what you blew on the breath test!

The Officer Didn't Administer the Field Sobriety Tests Properly:

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) lays out precise measures for how police are to explain, administer, and interpret field sobriety tests. These procedures apply specifically to the horizontal gaze nystagmus test (following a stimulus with your eyes), the one leg stand test, and the walk and turn test. At the Law Office of Stephen M. Ball, we know that police sometimes make errors when administering these tests - errors that may be used to win your case.  The NHTSA manual states that if a police officer doesn't follow the specific procedures - the TESTS ARE INVALID!

Non-Alcohol Factors May Explain Driving Defects

DWI cases often begin with an officer observing unusual driving - such as weaving, swerving, riding the fog line or driving substantially under the posted limit. Police are quick to attribute such shortcomings to alcohol and drunk driving. However, plenty of non-alcohol related circumstances can explain these driving patterns:

• Using the cellphone
• Applying makeup
• Driving around lost
• Reading a map
• Talking to passengers

It's EASY to see how consulting with a skilled, experienced attorney can make a difference in the outcome of your DWI case.  Stop worrying and call The Law Office of Stephen M. Ball today! There's no charge for the consultation and it may be conducted in person or by phone.

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