At VIB Law, we have a saying.
There is No Case That Cannot Be Won, Negotiated or Mitigated
And we stand by that. Sometimes your case may require an aggressive approach. For example, we can subpoena the breathalyzer’s maintenance and calibration logs and see if it shows a history of malfunctions and inaccurate readings.
We can also subpoena the arresting officer to testify at the DMV hearing. This allows us to pin down an officer’s testimony regarding what happened. Often the office is not prepared to be cross-examined at this type of hearing and we can get damaging admissions from him or her about poor DUI training and mistakes in the investigation.
Also, we review every DUI case to see if we think the officer had sufficient legal justification to pull you over. If we feel the officer stopped you illegally, we will file what is called a “Motion to Suppress Evidence.” If the officer pulled you over without sufficient reason, the evidence collected from the stop (The observations of you, your statements, your performance on field sobriety tests, the results of any blood or breath test, etc.) must be thrown out by the judge.
On the other hand, sometimes, you just need a good negotiator who can help get you through this process as painlessly as possible. We can help steer you to the resources you may need and give you advice as to how to get through this process. We can help clients with things as simple as getting your SR-22 insurance in place or help finding the First Offender Program (FOP) to help finding an in patient rehab that your judge is willing to accept as a jail alternative.Back to DUI Practice Area