Building a Defense for DUI
If you were charged with drinking and driving, you are probably looking for help with building a defense for DUI. These charges can be severe and you want to minimize them with the help of an attorney. Here is what you need to know.
Building a Defense for DUI | Police Reports or Videos
When you retain an attorney for a criminal defense case, they will send a letter of representation to the court and to the prosecutor. The prosecutor has an obligation to provide us with all the police reports. We also request any videos from the police car or the municipality where you were taken to the police station.
When we go to court, you will know what our strategy is. This is because you will have helped formulate it. By now, your attorney will have educated you. You will understand what the strategy is, based on what the police reports say. A good lawyer gets his clients actively involved in their own defense, from the very beginning.
Building a Defense for DUI | How Police Videos Benefit You
There are a lot of cases where there is a video from the police car. It is a camera mounted right behind the windshield, and you can see everything. You see the way the client was driving before they got pulled over; all the way to the field sobriety test. What you see may differ from the narration by the police officer.
Very often, there is audio that accompanies the video. You can hear the officer. You can hear the responses of the client. In many cases, you can see it mirrors more closely what clients are saying than what the police reports say.
If you need help building a defense for DUI, please call our New Jersey DUI lawyer Carl Spector today for a free consultation to learn how he can help you minimize the penalties.