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All drunk driving and boating charges are serious matters

We recently discussed some of the indicators that police officers look for when they are determining if there is a possibility that someone is driving drunk. When the police officer pulls you over for one of those signs, they have almost certainly met the standard of reasonable suspicion that is required in these stops.

When you are facing a drunk driving charge, there are several things that you might be able to look into for your defense. These things are often complex matters that require some knowledge to handle. One of these would be calling the chain of custody into question. Another is finding out if evidence was handled properly or machines were calibrated correctly.

No matter what the circumstances of your drunk driving arrest, make sure that you look into all of the possibilities for your defense. This can include everything from learning about the metabolization rate of alcohol in the body to finding out if any of your rights were violated.

Interestingly, many of the same points that you can consider for drunk driving on land can come into the picture when you are facing a drunk boating charge. These charges that occur on the water can be just as serious as those that occur on the road.

In all cases, you should be ready to fight to prove that you are innocent or to try to minimize the penalties that you will have to face. You are the one who has to deal with the outcome, so you should be the one who takes the lead on your case.

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