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DUI Defense FAQs
How are DUI manslaughter investigations carried out? And by whom?
DUI manslaughter investigations are carried out by the more veteran law enforcement officers that are normally trained in traffic homicide investigations. Those officers will generally work with a team of officers during the investigation at the scene of a traffic homicide to determine different aspects of calculations of driving pattern, speed, points of impact, and what exactly took place during that accident, because it has resulted in the most severe of consequences, that being the loss of life. They put that together in a traffic homicide report that a lot of times can take months for law enforcement to finalize, taking each piece of evidence that they gather and thoroughly documenting the same. Those are the individuals that are investigating a DUI manslaughter and how they do it.
How can an attorney challenge legal issues in my DUI case?
An attorney can look at all the facts and circumstances in your case, and they should start at, in essence, when you were stopped by law enforcement. Every DUI case generally involves a traffic stop or a traffic accident investigation, so beginning at that time, a good attorney can look at whether or not that stop or investigation was lawful.
From there you have different field sobriety testing aspects that can be reviewed to determine whether or not law enforcement officers did those exercise the appropriate way, or whether or not they were even allowed to request you to submit to them. From there, obviously, a good attorney can look at scientific evidence that was gathered, be it a breath test, be it a blood test, or be it a urine test.
Additionally, there may be videotaping evidence, and other witnesses that may assist you in being able to challenge the legality of each and every one of those pieces of evidence. If you have success, then your DUI case will never stand trial.
What defenses are there in a DUI case?
There are 100s, if not 1000s of defenses in a DUI case. There is the defense, obviously, that the evidence lacks showing impairment. There are defenses that deal with whether or not you were operating the vehicle as the driver. There are defenses of whether or not it can be established through proper evidence whether or not other things were impairing your judgement and actions that a jury looks at. There are defenses that deal with the lack of evidence or conflict in evidence. There are numerous types of defenses that come about in DUI cases.
What is the best way for me to find the top drunk driving defense attorney to handle my case?
The best way to find a top-rated DUI attorney is to speak with people that you may know who have previously been charged, to also talk with other attorneys to see what their expertise may be in the DUI field. You need to feel comfortable with the person that’s representing you with such a serious charge.
When should I call or hire an attorney for my drunk driving case?
If arrested for a DUI in Florida time is of the essence. Consequences with your driver’s license occur within 10 days of the date of arrest. It is imperative that as soon as possible you contact an attorney to hire good representation to be able to assist you both in the administrative hearing dealing with your driver’s license and in the criminal case. In the criminal case again a good attorney has to take steps necessary to preserve and gather evidence that will ultimately assist them in winning your case.