If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), it
is important to understand that the police report will be a crucial piece
of evidence in your case—assuming that you take your case to trial.
This report will include all pertinent information about your case, including
the results of any field sobriety tests that were taken, a printout of
your breath test results and/or the lab report for your blood test, a
narrative report from at least one of the arresting officers and more.
In this report, the officer will likely describe your behavior and explain
why they made the decision to conduct a DUI investigation.
For example, the officer may state that they smelled alcohol on your breath
after pulling you over for an unrelated traffic offense, or explain that
your speech was slurred when you attempted to answer their questions.
You may think that various parts of this report are grossly exaggerated,
but whether or not you agree with the officer's recollection of events,
it will at least give you and your lawyer a chance to discern how the
officer will be testifying at your trial. They won't be able to stray
too far away from the information that is included in this report, since
it would ultimately discredit their testimony.
This means that the police report will give you a solid basis for your
defense. When addressing the various elements of this report, your attorney
will be able to pinpoint certain weak points in the prosecution's
case. For example, the officer's reason for pulling you over may have
been shaky at best, or you may have reason to believe that the breath
test was not properly administered. In any case, you should have a San
Jose DUI lawyer from The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant look over the
police report before you make any decisions, like pleading guilty or accepting
a plea bargain prematurely.
contact our office, we will review your case for free.