Your LA County DUI Lawyer Must Explain These to You.
I’ve recently wrote on my blog about the three areas you should quiz your Orange County DUI Lawyer on. These questions apply to LA County, Riverside, and whatever other counties you are in. The science of DUI is the same no matter where you go. You can be on the otherside of the US and these principles will still apply. If you are looking for an attorney for a DUI then you need to print this out right now and carry it with you so you can refer to it when interviewing your potential new LA County DUI lawyer.
You need a competent LA County DUI Lawyer. Quiz your LA DUI Lawyer with this. It is important that the lawyer you are talking to understand these concepts. These are core concept of DUI defense. Any lawyer who does not know what these are is NOT QUALIFIED to handle your case. Use this to quiz them to make sure they understand DUIs and the science behind it. Your attorney will have to cross examine experts who attended the experts school at the Indiana University Borkenstein Course. The bottom line is if he or she can’t explain it to you then how are they going to explain it to a jury?
How much Training has your LA County DUI Lawyer had with dealing with DUIs?
A common question is “Aren’t LA County DUI Lawyer(s) the same? Why so picky it is just a DUI right?”The bottom line is your life is on the line in a DUI and you want the best lawyer possible. It is important that you ask the right questions and get an attorney who does not see your situation as a simple and straight forward crime. It is important that your lawyer has invested substantial time into learning and defending DUI cases such as yours. You need to ask your lawyer how many of their cases are DUIs and if he regularly attends DUI training and MCLE in his field.
An attorney with proper training will be familiar with all aspects of the case. They will know the court, judge and the DAs. An attorney will also know how to handle an expert witness and how to hndle hostile expert witnesses. You may even want to play devil’s advocate with while interviewing your potential attorney. Again, the bottom line is how can he convince the jury if he can’t convince you.
Does your LA County DUI Lawyer Understand the Science?
You will want to know if your attorney is up to date on the science and have him explain it to you to you as a test. When interviewing your attorney you need to ask some terms of art in the DUI world. If your attorney does not recognize them then it is a big red flag that he is not qualified to take on your case. You need to stay away if the attorney if he or she says they will get back to you. You do not want a person learning on your case. A DUI lawyer knows these terms inside and out and has it internalized.
Some of the terms of art are 1) absorption, 2) time to absorption, 3) plateau, 4) elimination, 5) what are the elimination rates? 6) What is BRAC vs. BAC? Does Your Orange County DUI Lawyer Understand the Standard Field Sobriety Test and can he explain them to you?
Does Your Attorney Understand SFST?
An attorney doing DUIs must understand standard field sobriety test. These are the test you did on the roadside before your arrest. The three tests are Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, One Leg Stand, and Walk and turn. Why are these important for an Orange County DUI Lawyer to know? The police officers will attempt to justify their arrest on these. They will emphasize the mistakes; it is up to your attorney to emphasize the strong parts. Without knowing the test, your attorney will be at a huge disadvantage.