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Combating Negative Information

Posted by Blackie Burak | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is pivotal that your Napa County Creek DUI attorney know about any negative information that may weigh against you in your DUI case. This information can help him be prepared to combat this information when the prosecution addresses it. There are several ways that your attorney may handle this type of information.

Compare the Bad Information to Worse Information

If you had a poor result on a field sobriety test, your Napa County Creek DUI attorney may attempt to mitigate the effect of this information by comparing it to worse information. For example, if you faltered during the walk-the-line field sobriety test, your Napa County DUI lawyer may ask questions like:

  • The defendant did not put his hand on the ground?
  • The defendant did not fall?
  • The defendant did not grab you for support?
  • The defendant did not injure himself?
  • The defendant only had a misstep?

Using Information Positively

Another strategy that your Napa County Creek DUI attorney is to preempt certain testimony by attacking the witness' credibility. For example, if a law enforcement officer has negative information in his or her personnel file or has faced citizen complaints, this information may be used against him or her. Likewise, if the police officer is caught lying about something and your attorney impeaches him or her, that witness' testimony may be tainted and less believed by the jury.

If you would like more information about other tactics to combat negative information, contact Blackie Burak at 1-866-BLCKDUI.

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Blackie Burak

Attorney Blackie Burak has nearly 40 years of successful criminal defense experience. He effectively uses this experience to mount an aggressive defense against even the most complex DUI / DWI charges. His keen focus on this area is based on his cutting-edge knowledge, skills and courtroom techni...


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