You can win your DUI case. Not every DUI charge results in a conviction and many are reduced or dismissed outright. If you want to win your case, there are several things only you can do to increase your chances. The first and best thing you can do is hiring the right attorney to handle your DUI, but there are also steps you can take to help your attorney get you the best result possible.
Details are important to a DUI defense. Include everything you can remember, even if you don’t think it is important. Make sure to include times to the best of your ability, what happened, where it happened, who was there, and contact information for people your DUI attorney needs to contact. Memories fade quickly so it is important to get your thoughts written out as soon as possible to win your DWI case.
Every DUI prosecutor’s worst nightmare is giving someone a break by reducing their DUI charge and having that person show back up in court weeks or months later with another DUI, or worse, a DUI where someone was injured. Undergoing a professional assessment can show you are taking your charge seriously and that you are not a threat to be a repeat offender. If you do have a problem, it will allow you to get the help you need and show that you are on the road to recovery which can help you win your DUI case.
Have you ever had an injury to your feet, ankles, legs, knees or back? What about inner ear issues, Meniere’s Disease, diabetes, or Attention Deficit Disorder? All of these, and others, can have an impact on your ability to perform field sobriety tests and can result in the officer making an incorrect arrest decision. Your attorney can use your medical records to dispute the State’s evidence and the officer’s version of events.
If you are convicted of DUI you are required to attend this 12-hour class that educates about the dangers of drunk driving. Doing so before even your first court date can help set you apart from the 100 other people in the courtroom who have not taken this proactive step and could lead to a favorable result. For information on DUI school call the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 865-215-2444 or the Barnes Law Firm at 865-999-0294.
Who is more likely to get a reduction in their charges, a good citizen, who is going through school or maintains a steady job, and contributes to their community or the person who does none of these (or fails to bring them to the prosecutor’s attention). Proof of degrees, enrollment in school, and negative job consequences can sometimes be the extra nudge needed to get from a good result to a great one.
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving puts on a program in several East Tennessee communities called a Victim Impact Panel. It is an approximately two-hour presentation that explores the consequences of Drunk Driving on others. In exchange for attending, you will be given a certificate that your attorney can use in your favor.
Getting a DUI charge can be embarrassing, but just as a doctor will get the wrong diagnosis if you fail to tell him all your symptoms and risk factors (sorry doc, forgot to mention my two pack a day habit), your DUI attorney will start from behind the eight ball if you are not up front about the facts of your case. Tell your attorney the very worst version of facts that he might expect to hear, and he can be ready address them, rather than being blindsided.
If you or a loved one have been charged with DUI in Knoxville or anywhere in East Tennessee, call the Barnes Law Firm today for a no pressure, no nonsense, free consultation with an attorney today at (865) 999-0294.
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