How do defense attorneys win cases for drunk drivers?
Every case is different, even if the charge is the same, the facts of each case are always unique. Additionally, no two clients are the same, each client has their own wants, needs, and expectations. Which is why at Meldon Law one of the first things we want to know is what are your goals? What is the client wanting, hoping, expecting regarding the outcome of their DUI case? A DUI arrest let alone a DUI conviction can turn a person’s world upside down. Besides being arrested, you have license suspensions, DUI courses, potential probation or jail, the possibility of a criminal conviction and that is just skimming the surface. Knowing what our client’s goals are, allows us to then formulate a plan to achieve them and win the case for our client. Once we know that our client’s goal and expectations, we can use our experience and knowledge to review the state’s discovery exhibit which may include body camera videos, dash camera videos, incident reports, witness statements, interviews, breath test results, urine test results or even blood test results. We will look for potential issues with the traffic stop, did the officer have probable cause or reasonable suspicion to pull over the client over? Did they have reasonable suspicion to ask our client to perform FSE’s? Are there issues with how the breath test was conducted or are there issues with the maintenance records for the breath test machine? The attorneys at Meldon Law are looking for these issues in every DUI case to see if potential motions to suppress can be filed to limit the state’s ability to present certain evidence at trial, making their case weaker. Or in some instances, these motions can be dispositive meaning a win can result in the case being dropped or dismissed. These potential motions, coupled with additional arguments regarding proof issues at trial can result in the case being reduced to a lesser offense and allow for a client to avoid a possible conviction. Another angle that Meldon Law attorneys use to help our clients win their case is through obtaining mitigation evidence (DUI School Certificate, Character letters, school transcripts) to present to the prosecutor during plea negotiations to obtain a better result. Every case is different, and every client is different, but regardless of the case, the attorneys at Meldon Law have the legal knowledge, experience, and dedication to help you achieve your goals. If you have been arrested for a DUI it is important to know your options, your rights, and the potential defenses you may have in your specific case, at Meldon Law we have the knowledge and experience to assist you in every aspect of your DUI case. The attorneys at Meldon Law, know the rights you have and are dedicated to defending them and defending you if you have been charged with a DUI call us at 352-373-8000 for a free consultation.