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Opening Statements

Walnut-Creek-DUI-attorney-2-200x300As your trial date approaches, your Walnut Creek DUI attorney will likely discuss the process that will soon follow. One of the first matters that is tended to during the early stages of the trial is the opening statement.


Your Walnut Creek DUI attorney may inform you that the opening statement provides him or her with the opportunity to appear more credible in front of the jury. Opening statements may be interpreted by juries as a promise of what information will be shared with them. If your lawyer promises something and does not deliver, the jury will probably remember. Conscientious Walnut Creek DUI lawyers will not promise what they cannot deliver.


The opening statement that your Walnut Creek DUI attorney will give should be concise and easy to understand. It may concentrate on contradicting what the prosecution plans to present or on how the prosecution will be unable to meet its high burden. The opening statement should provide a strong form of persuasion that showcases your attorney’s confidence in your defense and case.


In order to ensure that he or she keeps track of the information communicated by both sides during opening statements, your DUI lawyer may write extensive notes during this process. Alternatively, he or she may ask for the transcript of this information. This can help the attorney recall what he or she promised so he or she can follow through.

If you would like to know more about the type of opening statement that may be prepared in your case, contact Blackie Burak at 1-866-BLCKDUI.

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