If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a DUI attorney Concord CA can find out if the prosecutor has a strong case against you. By investigating the facts of the arrest, analyzing the evidence, and assessing other factors related to the case, your attorney can determine how the prosecutor will proceed with the case.
The Likelihood of Going to Trial
Many prosecutors are overwhelmed due to the large number of cases they are handling. Going to trial for a DUI case can be expensive and time-consuming for the prosecution. They would rather devote their resources to more serious complex legal issues. You can go to trial if you believe it's in your best interests, but the prosecutor would probably be willing to explore other options such as reaching a plea deal so that the case can be resolved quickly.
Lack of Preparation
Sometimes, the prosecutor isn't prepared prior to the court appearance because they may not get assigned to the case until a few hours before the hearing. The arresting officer may have been involved in several other DUI cases and could have trouble recollecting exactly what happened when you were taken into custody. If the prosecutor isn't adequately prepared and the arresting officer's testimony isn't reliable, it puts you in a more favorable position when the DUI attorney Concord CA represents you in court.
Validity of the Evidence
The results from a breathalyzer or field sobriety test are often used as proof that a DUI offense occurred. If the police officer didn't follow proper procedures while administering the field sobriety test, the results could be deemed unreliable. When the breathalyzer hasn't been calibrated or is given to someone suffering from certain medical conditions, the results may be inaccurate. Successfully disputing the validity of the prosecutor's evidence could lead to the charges getting reduced or dismissed.
Contact a DUI Attorney Concord CA for Legal Assistance
The Law Office of Blackie Durak vigorously fights for the rights of its clients. Call us at (925) 933-4500 to schedule a consultation with an experienced DUI attorney Concord CA.