An experienced Orange County DUI defense attorney knows that what the public
considers common knowledge is often unconfirmed or wrong. Consider the
relationship between alcohol use and traffic accidents. There is a statistical
correlation between traffic accidents and alcohol use. This has been a
well-documented fact for quite some time: a 1978 Department of Transportation
report concluded that 9-13% of drivers in traffic accidents that resulted
in an injury were
under the influence of alcohol, and 5% of drivers in traffic accidents that caused property damage were
under the influence of alcohol.
However, many people misinterpret these statistics, thinking that they
suggest that alcohol caused these accidents. However, correlation does
not mean causation, just because a lot of accidents involve alcohol, does
not mean that alcohol was the cause of these accidents. The Department
of Transportation report admits that the statistics prove nothing definitively.
In fact it is very difficult to say what the exact affect alcohol has
on driving behavior. A recent study found that correlation between impaired
driving and the behaviors commonly associated with impairment was not
as strong has many assume.
These assumptions frequently lead to the jury coming into a trial with
unfair biases regarding the defendant of a DUI case. However, a skilled
criminal defense lawyer in Orange County will challenge the jury's
assumptions when he presents your case in trial, and hopefully, this will
introduce enough doubt into the jurors' minds that you will be found innocent.
Call The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs today for a
free initial consultation.