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Overcoming a Negative Starting Position at Your DUI Trial

Being charged with driving under the influence can be a frightening experience, and it doesn’t help that DUI defendants tend to be at a disadvantage from the beginning. This is because many people, including jurors, are immediately distrustful of DUI defendants. But this does not mean your case is hopeless. A skilled Sacramento DUI attorney can help you put on the strongest case for your defense.

Most jurors don’t like, let alone sympathize with, defendants who are on trial for driving under the influence or drug-related crimes. These are deeply unpopular crimes to be charged with, and in many cases the defendants themselves are unlikable and do not give a good impression to the jury. A Sacramento DUI attorney has the difficult task of overcoming the undeniable fact that individuals charged with DUI will be unpopular with the jury from the start.

This is not the only obstacle faced by DUI defense attorneys; it is also true that many jurors identify with and sympathize with police officers and inherently view the testimony of police officers as more credible than that of defense witnesses. The state will also usually have the benefit of chemical or scientific evidence as to your level of intoxication, which will be portrayed to the jury as being nearly infallible. In addition, the entire proceeding and the laws invoked in the course of the trial, will be prosecution-oriented.

But these are not insurmountable obstacles. An experienced Sacramento DUI attorney can help you understand what to do and how you can defend yourself against a DUI charge. Call Param Pabla today to schedule an initial consultation.

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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