Building a DUI Defense
If you were charged with drunk driving and want to fight it, get an attorney experienced in building a DUI defense. You can minimize or avoid penalties all together with the right attorney.
Building a DUI Defense | Using the 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 DUI Defense | 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.
Building a DUI Defense | Strong Defense Against the Prosecution
It is important to start your trial in a congenial manner. A good attorney acknowledges that the prosecutor and him are just trying to do their jobs but the prosecutor must realize that the defending attorney has a client he will fight to defend. It is his job is to protect his client’s interest.
Building a DUI Defense | Working Towards the Same Goal
If the prosecutors don’t like what they hear, the relationship can become a little more adversarial. But many times, an attorney has been able to work in a cooperative way with the prosecutors towards the same end.
The goal is always to come to an agreement on what the best results are for that particular case. It is perhaps most ideal to seek a lawyer who has been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, because he knows how to approach prosecutors.
Please call our New Jersey DUI lawyer Carl Spector if you want someone familiar with building a DUI defense. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.