One of the first steps your attorney will take constructing your
DUI defense is to take a close look at the police report about your arrest. If taken
properly, the police report will contain a number of physical observations
made at the time of your arrest, including details about your appearance
and behavior. These observations need to be carefully checked against
the other elements of the state's case against you.
If the officer's observations are inconsistent with the known symptoms
of intoxication or with any other evidence, your Orange County DUI attorney
must incorporate it into your defense. For example, if the officer's
observations cannot reasonably be explained by your recorded
blood alcohol content (BAC), one of those two pieces of evidence is most likely flawed. If there
was a video of your arrest, any inconsistency between the officer's
observation and the video evidence may indicate that the officer's
statement is faulty.
Your lawyer will also use the police report to check if the arresting officer
followed the necessary steps and met all of the requirements for a legitimate
arrest. If the arresting officer did not have a legal reason to pull you
over, your attorney may use it to challenge the validity of the state's
entire case. Either way, successfully fighting DUI charges requires having
an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. If you have been
charged with drunk driving, call us today for a
free initial consultation.