With any DWI case, it is important that you talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. If you hire a lawyer soon enough, they can request an ALR hearing for you. The reason to hire a lawyer for representation in a DWI case is to have them review what evidence can be admitted against you. They do this in two ways: analyzing the evidence for legal objections and reviewing the weight of the admissible evidence in light of a trial.
In every DWI case, the state must prove at trial that a specific person was operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated.
Intoxicated means any one of the following:
- Having lost the normal use of mental faculties
- Having lost the normal use of physical faculties
- Having a blood alcohol concentration above .08 while driving