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A Sacramento DUI Attorney Talks Counsel's Duties in a DUI Case

Symbol of lawAttorneys obtain many reports and information when defending a person who has been accused of driving under the influence. A Sacramento DUI attorney can tell you counsel should obtain any reports, including those of other accidents that occurred at the same location as yours and any submitted by those who may have reconstructed the accident.

Serious cases may require attorneys to consult someone who reconstructs accidents. These reports may show that driving conditions, and not your driving, caused the accident. Attorneys also should gather prior police reports by the arresting officer. Sometimes, police write the same observations in every DUI report they write. This diminishes an officer’s credibility.

A Sacramento DUI lawyer also can explain police reports provide them information about what your arresting officer may think is important. For example, in previous cases, the officer may have asked other motorists if they had slept the night before but didn’t ask you. Attorneys can point out that police may have looked at your field sobriety test results differently if officers had known you only slept four hours the night before.

Information Related to the Accused

Your counsel also should collect your criminal history and those of any witnesses. Your driving record is important, too, because it may impact a possible plea bargain. Conviction, of even a lesser charge, could result in driving points that leave you with a suspended license. The person representing you may be able to resolve your case without adding any points to your record.

Contact a Sacramento DUI Attorney for Assistance

Attorneys prepare for DUI cases by gathering information like police and accident reports. If you are accused of driving under the influence and need legal advice, call Sacramento DUI attorney Param Pabla at (916) 285-7900.

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