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What is a DUI Police Report?


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.

When you contact our office, we will review your case for free.