Duress, in a legal sense, is breaking a law because something or someone else is making you break the law. It is the use of force, false imprisonment or threats (and possibly psychological torture or "brainwashing") to compel someone to act contrary to his/her wishes or interests. An example of duress in a DUI-DWI case would be if someone put a gun to your head and made you drive them to another location even though you protested that you could not drive safely because you were intoxicated.
The duress defense is very rare in a DUI-DWI case
This is a very rare "affirmative defense" in a DUI-DWI case. Furthermore, notice of such a defense to the prosecutor may be required prior to trial. Your DUI-DWI specialist will know the applicable rules in your state in the event this affirmative defense is being considered on your behalf.
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