It is important for our readers understand the many differences that can exist in legal cases that result in the same criminal charges. For example, the circumstances surrounding two different DUI charges may be very different and may involve two very different alleged drunk drivers. For this reason, our readers should recognize that defense strategies to criminal matters must be tailored to fit the needs of the individuals that they support.
There are some broad defenses that some DUI defendants may be able to tailor to their individual cases. One of those defenses is necessity, which involves the assertion that the defendant avoided a greater harm by electing to drive with alcohol in their system. Another defense is involuntary intoxication, which involves the defendant asserting that they did not know that they were consuming alcoholic beverages.