There are many factors that affect how impaired a person is when he or she drinks and drives. If you have been charged with DUI, there are several variables that your Tacoma DUI lawyer may evaluate while building your case.
Your lawyer will likely ask you to provide your personal information and history. You may be asked about your gender, ethnicity, height, weight, age and what you do for a living. In addition, your attorney may want to know how old you were when you began drinking, how often you drink and whether you have ever been diagnosed with alcoholism. You may also be asked about whether you have been exposed to any chemicals or toxic substances at work and whether you have any vision impairment that requires you to wear glasses or contacts.
The lawyer will be interested in your behavior as a driver and whether there were any mechanical issues or distractions at the time you were seen driving. You may be asked to describe your own driving behavior. In addition, the lawyer may evaluate the officer’s observations about your driving, including how long the officer was watching you while you drove. You may be asked to positively identify yourself as the driver and state when you began driving. The lawyer might also look at whether you were unfamiliar with the route or area where you were driving.
Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and GERD can mimic the effects of impaired driving. With this in mind, your lawyer may ask you questions about your medical history, such as whether you have diabetes, epilepsy or any other illnesses or injuries. In addition, you may be asked about prior surgeries such as intestinal or stomach surgery, whether you are currently under the care of a physician or dentist and whether you take any non-prescription or prescription medications.
Representation from a Tacoma DUI lawyer
If you would like to speak with an attorney about your DUI case, please call the office of Greene & Lloyd, PLLC, at 253-770-0808.