If you have been arrested for
driving under the influence, you may be wondering what your chances of getting acquitted are if you
proceed to trial rather than pleading guilty. An Orange County criminal
attorney may be able to help you weigh the risks and benefits of going
to trial, but keep in mind that trial will not be easy. This is because
most jurors instinctively do not like or sympathize with defendants charged
with DUI or
Experienced defense attorneys understand this, and they have proven ways
of dealing with it. They understand that these defendants are charged
with unpopular crimes and oftentimes, the defendant is uncharismatic and
unlikable (though this is not always the case). As such, an experienced
attorney knows that mounting a defense for such individuals from a negative
starting position in the minds of most jurors is a difficult task.
This is one of several obstacles that your defense attorney will face.
There are other obstacles, such as the facts that: (1) jurors tend to
identify with police officers and figures of authority; (2) they inherently
see the testimony of police officers as more credible than the testimony
of defense witnesses; and (3) the prosecution will probably be able to
present chemical and scientific evidence that will be portrayed as extremely reliable.
However, none of these obstacles are insurmountable, and an Orange County
DUI attorney will have dealt with them before. If you have questions,
contact The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs today for a
free initial consultation.