Consulting the Dui Attorney for First Time
When meeting with a DUI defense attorney in Orange County for the first time, it can be beneficial to compile a checklist of relevant information. The following list will help your Orange County DUI lawyer put together a defense best suited to your case.
The facts concerning your arrest
_____Was a search made of your car? If so, was anything found?
_____At what stage of the process did the officer inform you that you were under arrest?
_____Did the officer handcuff you?
_____Was the arrest videotaped, audio taped or photographed?
_____Did the officer read your Miranda rights to you?
_____Did you remain silent or waive your rights?
_____Did you request an attorney?
The condition of your health at the time of the arrest
_____Were you on a diet when arrested?
_____In the two days prior to your arrest, how much had you slept?
_____Were you taking any medication in the days before the arrest?
_____Do you suffer from any balance or inner ear problems?
_____Have you ever had an injury to your head?
_____Do you suffer from COPD, GERD, or have frequent heartburn?
_____Do you suffer from a blood or liver disease, or have diabetes?
_____Do you suffer from any mental health issues?
Circumstances concerning the breath test
_____During the observation period, did you burp or regurgitate?
_____How many breath samples did you give?
_____Did you experience any difficulty giving a sample?
_____Was your breathing pattern interrupted by the operator at any time?
_____Were you required to hold your breath for any length of time before blowing?
_____Was more than one machine used to test your breath?
Your Orange County DUI attorney will also want to know:
_____How many total officers were involved in the process from beginning to end?
_____Do you know the names of any of the officers involved?
_____Did you post bond after your arrest?
_____Do you have a history of any prior criminal activity, including previous drunk driving arrests?
If you have been charged with a DUI, contact an Orange County DUI defense lawyer at Coffey and Coffey by calling 800-706-7888.