Courts and judges are tricky. While they are supposed to remain objective, they often allow their own opinions and personal feelings about certain situations get in the way of a judgement. If you appear guilty of a DUID, for example, the judge may view you as entirely guilty. It is very difficult for a DUID defense attorney to defend you if there is any evidence to the contrary regarding your innocence. You need a really good defense to get you out of this sticky situation. Here are some possible defenses that have worked for others in your exact situation. If any of them apply to you, your lawyer may be able to use them as your defense to counteract the appearance of your guilt and resurrect an appearance of innocence.
Your Prescription Medication Is Necessary to Your Life
Some medications can cause you to receive a DUID ticket because they have some not-so-good side effects after you take them. This is why many doctors prescribe them for late at night so that you sleep off the negative effects and still have therapeutic levels of medicine in your blood in the morning. If you forgot to take your pills and then took them in the morning or afternoon, then drove and received a DUID, your lawyer can use this as your defense. If it becomes obvious that your medicine is necessary to your ability to stay alive but that you took it late because you forgot to take it at the correct time, then you should not incur a punishment because you were driving during the side-effect period.
You Did Not Expect an Emergency Situation to Arise
If you were on the road after taking certain medications because of a family emergency, it is hardly your fault that your situation occurred. If you and your attorney can show the judge that you did everything possible to take care of the emergency situation without having to drive yourself but could not manage it, there may be a way for the judge to see that you tried. Phone records to other people who could have helped, to taxi services for a ride to the emergency, or even to ambulance services if that type of emergency was involved should be enough proof to support your story. If you need something more than just phone records to show you were acting on an unexpected family emergency, your attorney will let you know.