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.