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Evaluating Your Case

DUI Law Once your Sacramento DUI attorney meets with you and agrees to take your case, he will conduct a thorough investigation. The purpose of this is twofold: 1) to determine how strong a case the state has, and 2) to get a sense for how he will proceed with your defense.

Reasonable Doubt

The prosecution will file charges early on; often, some of these are tacked on as negotiating ploys and are not backed up by strong evidence. Your Sacramento DUI attorney will analyze which charges are strongest, and consider whether they will provide the state with the reasonable doubt necessary to convict you. If so, he will evaluate whether a plea bargain may be offered.

Weighing the Evidence

Issues that can affect your potential for acquittal begin at the moment you are stopped. Your attorney will consider whether the officer had probable cause to stop you, and whether he followed proper procedure thereafter. Your own demeanor during the stop is important as well. If you were lucid and cooperative, it may be argued that this is inconsistent with any elevated blood alcohol content in testing. During the trial, an expert witness can be called to testify about weaknesses in BAC testing.

Other evidence your Sacramento DUI attorney will weigh includes the following:

  • Field sobriety tests—how they were given, and the results
  • Witnesses
  • The arresting officer’s report
  • Whether you have a criminal record
Call Us

DUI charges are serious, and a conviction can negatively affect you in many ways. If you have been arrested for DUI, call Sacramento DUI attorney Param Pabla at (916) 285-7900.

Client Reviews
“Mr. Pabla represented me with my DUI case. He has excellent communication skills and always kept me informed. Mr. Pabla made sure I understood the process and my rights. He eased my mind through a very stressful situation. I highly recommend Mr. Pabla.” Gurpreet
“I am so happy with the service that I received from Param S. Pabla. Jarrett did a great job solving my legal issue and I can’t recommend him enough! He was able to do everything quickly, painlessly, and was ALWAYS available to talk when I needed him. If I ever need help again, I will definitely use him!" Boris
“Param was excellent in my court case of failure to stop at a stop sign. The officer could not see clearly because he was too far away. The officer insisted he could and said he had video but could not produce it at the trial. The officer then asked if he could suspend the trial to go get the video but the judge said he should have had plenty of time to get the video ready beforehand. Needless to say, the judge ruled in my favor and dismissed the case which enraged the officer. Pabla Param’s defense and cross examination skills were excellent and paramount in having the case dismissed. Highly recommended.” T.C.
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