Questioning the Officer’s Credibility
Bakersfield DUI Attorneys Using Unique Strategies
When you are pulled over for suspicion of
driving under the influence (DUI), you probably are not the only one who is feeling overwhelmed, or
at least a little confused, by the situation. What many highway patrol
officers do not want you to know is that they can have just as much difficulty
remembering the specific details of your arrest as anyone else. The only
problem is that if
they forget something important about what happened, the validity of the entire
scenario, and the officer’s credibility, needs to be taken into question.
Are you in a legal jam that needs solving right away? Call our Bakersfield
DUI lawyers at 661.735.1038 now!
Following Protocol – What the Officer Can and Cannot Do
When a law enforcement officer slips up and makes a mistake, they must
be held accountable for it, even if that means dismissing charges stemming
from illegitimate arrests.
When a police officer has pulled you over for a DUI or taken you into custody,
some of the many protocols they must follow include:
- Having arguably rational reasons for pulling you over in the first place
- Conducting searches of your vehicle only when necessary
- Waiting 15 minutes to conduct a chemical test
- Reading the Miranda warning upon arrest
If the arresting officer failed to perform any of their duties, it allows
the opportunity for our experienced and creative team of attorneys to
spring at the chance to question their credibility and construct you an
advantageous defense the prosecution might not have seen before.
Every Detail Counts in a DUI Case
It is not uncommon for a police officer to have to write and file several
DUI reports all at once. Trying to remember the specifics of each case
can become quite difficult, and an officer may inadvertently blend stories
together or accidentally leave out important aspects of what actually
happened. Just because an officer is not deliberately lying does not excuse
the inaccuracies in the report. After all, your freedom, finances, and
future are all on the line – a single error in the charges or the
way the DUI investigation or DUI report was completed is simply not acceptable.
Going the Extra Mile While Burning the Midnight Oil
At Campbell Whitten, we firmly believe that the rights of the accused must
be upheld at all costs. By putting our heads together and considering
all angles of your DUI charges and arrest, we can construct defensive
cases that are specifically tailored to the unique facts of your particular
case. Let our tenacious and aggressive team represent you in your time of need.
Contact our Bakersfield DUI attorneys
today for a free case evaluation.