Getting a DUI can lead to many emotions like regret and disappointment. It can also be a confusing time trying to figure out simple things like where the courthouse is located or whether your license is valid. If you are charged with a DUI, then an experienced attorney will provide you with the guidance and advice to achieve the best possible result for your case.
Every client is different, which makes every case different. Each DUI has unique facts such as why the officer contacted you or pulled you over. There are occasions where officers violate DUI protocols or provide inaccurate warnings about field sobriety tests or breath alcohol tests. These types of issues may lead to suppression of evidence, which means that a specific piece of evidence can’t be used against you at trial.
For some DUI cases, it’s the circumstances of the individual client that make the case unique. Perhaps the client is a local politician or business owner with a desire to keep the case out of the newspaper. Some folks are afraid of losing their job just based upon being accused of a DUI, while some other businesses may fire the employee if they’re convicted of a DUI. If the case appears to be moving toward a negotiated settlement, there are some resolutions that can make adoptions or foster parenting difficult or even result in loss of medical certifications. This is why it is so important not just to know the case, but to also know the person.
Your DUI attorney will take certain steps that apply to almost every case such as requesting police reports from prosecutors and investigating whether the breath alcohol content (BAC) machine was working properly. Without an experienced DUI attorney, you will be left to figure all of this out on your own. Don’t let that happen. Call Cooney Law Offices to see how we can help.