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The Impact of “Liking” on a DUI Trial

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

During your DUI trial, your Walnut Creek DUI lawyer will probably try to use the psychological principle of “liking” to your advantage. This concept basically refers to the idea that people are more willing to help those who they like. By taking steps to make the jury like you, they may then be more willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, and your case may be more likely to wind up in your favor.

Ways in Which the Principle of Liking Can Be Used in a DUI Trial
So, how is your Walnut Creek DUI attorney likely to put the principle of liking to work for you during your trial? During jury selection, for instance, he or she may try to show jurors that they're not so different than you and your defense team. If a prospective juror lives in the same city as you, for instance, your Walnut Creek DUI lawyer might point that out and even ask if he's seen you around town.A great way to make people like you is by making you laugh, so your attorney may use self-deprecating humor and other methods to put smiles on jurors' faces.Finally, your attorney will likely gauge the jury's reaction to you and your story and use that to determine whether or not you take the stand. If the jury seems to like you, the odds are much higher that your attorney will suggest putting you up there to explain things in your own words.

Hire a Skilled Walnut Creek DUI Lawyer Now
Before making a jury like you, you need to retain a talented DUI attorney. Call Blackie Burak at 1-866-BLCKDUI or (925) 933-4500 to get started now.

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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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