Criminal Defense in Orange County

Analyzing Your Arrest Video

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 tape ends.

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.