Initial Interview Considerations

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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Pierce County DUI lawyer When your Pierce County DUI lawyer interviews you for the first time, he or she will ask you a variety of questions. These questions help him or her get a better idea of your case and its strengths and weaknesses.

Statements and Admissions

One of the first considerations into which your Pierce County DUI lawyer will inquire about are the statements you made to police, particularly any admissions that you made. Your lawyer will need to know what you have said to the police already, especially regarding how many alcoholic beverages that you consumed.

Witnesses

Another important consideration for your Pierce County DUI lawyer is whether any witnesses observed you operating a motor vehicle. The prosecutor has the burden of showing that you were driving in order to convict you of drunk driving. Your lawyer will want to interview any witnesses who may testify against you.

Other Considerations

There are other factors that your criminal defense attorney will likely consider and discuss with you during your initial interview. For example, he or she will want to know how many hours of sleep you had, your weight, your usual rate of metabolizing alcohol, whether you were taking any medication around the time of the stop and whether you had suffered any injuries prior to the accident that would account for a positive test result or a failed field sobriety test. Additionally, your attorney will want to know whether you suffer from a speech impairment or a physical condition such as diabetes, heart disease or epilepsy that could have affected you.

If you would like to learn about other factors that your attorney will take into consideration, contact Greene & Lloyd, PLLC by calling (253) 770-0808. You can schedule a confidential consultation in which you can discuss your case with an attorney who has experience in drunk driving cases.


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