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10
Apr

“Not Guilty” Vindicates Client Arrested for a DUI

Orem, UT:  Police officers may be gatekeepers of the criminal justice system, but they’re also just like us.  That means, sometimes they can be wrong, like when our client was wrongly arrested for a DUI. Funny thing—Mr. Brenner hadn’t had anything to drink that day.  Because of medications he was taking, he couldn’t drink.  Mr. Brenner […]

26
Feb

Attacking Field Sobriety Tests

You can fail a field sobriety test for a variety of reasons, even if you are not legally intoxicated.  Field sobriety tests are difficult. And if you’re tired, uncoordinated, and anxious, you may not pass The prosecutor’s introduction of the horizontal gaze nystagmus test may present your Salt Lake City DUI lawyer with a good […]

19
Feb

Cross-Examination in DUI Cases

With respect to the cross-examination phase of DUI hearings, an experienced Salt Lake DUI lawyer will generally already have a plan in mind that will be consistent with his or her presentation that was made during the opening statement.  Cross-examinations have a specific function and all witnesses can be cross-examined (even though some cross-examinations will […]

05
Feb

DUI Cases and the Arresting Officer’s Description of You

If you were arrested for driving under the influence inSalt Lake City, the law enforcement officer making the arrest most likely took extensive notes about how you appeared at the time of the arrest. Often, he will fill out a form called an Alcohol Influence Report, where he records his observations about your physical appearance […]

05
Jan

The Initial Evaluation of Your DUI Case

The first order of business for your Salt Lake City DUI defense lawyer is to evaluate all the elements of your case. Strengths and weaknesses will be taken into consideration, after which a defense strategy can be mapped out. The prosecution may plan to use field sobriety test results, the testimony of witnesses at the […]