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Voir Dire in DUI Cases

Napa-County-Creek-DUI-law-firm1-300x199The Napa County Creek DUI law firm that represents you will ensure that you have a clear understanding of the trial process in front of you. One important component of this process is voir dire. This is a chance for the jury to get to know you and your Napa County DUI lawyer. Your attorney has the ability to ask the potential jurors a series of questions about your case.

Example of Voir Dire approach

If the defendant in the case was arrested for DUI and refused to perform the field sobriety test requested by the law enforcement officer and this information will make it to the jury, the Napa County Creek DUI law firm may begin asking specific questions. For example, he or she may ask:

  • Juror x, will you tell me about a time when it would be reasonable for a private citizen to decline performing coordination tests?
  • Juror y, can you give me another example of why a person may not agree to perform this particular kind of test?


If the situation arises in cross-examination when the Napa County Creek DUI law firm that is representing the defendant to ask a law enforcement officer about these types of situations, the attorney can ask the officer if he or she thinks that these circumstances are unreasonable. If jurors could envision why it was reasonable to refuse this kind of test, they may then disagree with the testifying witness and feel that he or she is criticizing their views.

Contact Our Napa County Creek DUI Attorney

For help with your DUI case, contact Blackie Burak at 1-866-BLCKDUI.

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