Is a high alcohol tolerance a good DUI defense?
You could face driving under the influence (DUI) charges for many different reasons. If you cause a crash, police officers may perform chemical testing and arrest you. If you display erratic driving, that could lead to a traffic stop that results in criminal charges. You don't have to cause a wreck or drive like a maniac for the police to arrest you for impaired driving. If you admit to having consumed alcohol during an unrelated traffic stop, then police could turn their focus from a burned-out taillight or a speeding infraction to your drinking. You could potentially wind up failing a breath test even though your driving was normal, in which case the police will probably arrest and charge you. In that third scenario where you didn't display any obvious signs of impairment at the wheel, is it possible to use your high alcohol tolerance to defend against those criminal charges?