May 18, 2013
When you are charged with a DWI, you are probably confused and concerned about the consequences of such a charge.
Usually, potential client will call my office; my legal assistant or I will take down brief intake notes about all your charges, whether you have a history of DWI convictions, and information about how you encountered the officer (accident, traffic stop, checkpoint station, etc.). Then, we gather information about tests you performed, statements you made, and details about any arrest.
Next, we schedule an in person meeting with me to gather more details about what happened, review documents in the court file and I will explain what could happen if you are found guilty, the worst case scenario. After this discussion, this should put you at ease because most concerns come from not understanding the legal process and what could happen to you.
During our meeting I discuss my approach to a DWI case. I start off preparing for trial because you are presumed not guilty. It is the State’s burden to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. Of course, every case can not be won and I will give you a complete analysis of your case after interviewing you, speaking with witnesses, interviewing officers and review the court’s file. In some cases, a guilty plea may result in the District Attorney dismissing other related charge, which may minimize your criminal history. I continue my trial preparation by filing pre-trial motions to suppress evidence, and participate in pretrial hearing when appropriate.
Also, I will prepare you for trial testimony, including how to behave in court, how to dress and how to present yourself as a credible witness. Of you will tell the truth, but it is important that you present yourself in a way that you are believable. You will be prepared for the types of questions that you will be asked. You will understand the possible outcomes if you should be found guilty and the sentencing guidelines.
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