Odds are, if you were
arrested for a DUI, the arresting officer videotaped your field sobriety tests and any on-site
chemical tests for use in your prosecution. As part of your defense, your
Orange County criminal defense attorney will request a copy of this video
from the police department. Believe it or not, this video might contain
evidence that can dramatically strengthen your case.
There are a number of things that your attorney will look for while analyzing
this tape. In particular, our attorney must check if the officer read
you your rights correctly and followed the correct procedure when administering
any tests. Your attorney's analysis will need to examine every detail
of the tape, from when the officer initiates contact with you, until the
Any mistakes that the officer makes on camera may either lead to the evidence
being suppressed or reasonable doubt as to your guilt being introduced
at trialed. In addition, parts of the video may be used to contradict
the officer's testimony. If you have video evidence of yourself performing
well on a field sobriety test, your DUI defense attorney could use it
to contradict the officer if he says that you were obviously intoxicated
during your arrest.
Experienced defense attorneys will know what to look for to build you the
most effective possible defense. If you have been arrested on DUI charges,
makes sure you have one on your side. Call The Law Office of Barney B.
Gibbs today for a
free initial consultation.