You thought that you were okay to drive. You really did. It was an error in judgment, and you got pulled over by the police and arrested. Now you are being treated as though you were a serious criminal. What’s worse, you are now worried about how this DUI on your driving record will impact your life – not just right now, but in the future. You are worried you could lose your driver’s license for a period of time, or that your insurance rates could skyrocket. You are concerned about how this will affect your family if you are fined or have to serve time in jail. And, if you were involved in an accident, you are worried that you might have to pay restitution, or that you might be named in a lawsuit. You know the outcome of a DUI case can have a devastating effect on you for the rest of your life. And right now, you are scared.
There are many ways to handle a DUI to lessen the impact it will have on your life. I was a prosecutor for two years in the vehicular crime unit as a prosecutor. I was the trial attorney for the State in many DUI cases. I know how these cases work and where the weaknesses in the State’s case may be. For example, I can make sure that any blood alcohol tests were administered properly. Did you know that the portable breath test given to you where you were pulled over on the street that reading/test result cannot be admitted into evidence against you at a trial?
I know what arguments to make on your behalf – if it’s possible – to get an acceptable pre-trial settlement of your DUI case. However, if it’s not possible, I am also ready to take your case to trial. I will present your side of the story to the jury. My ultimate goal is to get the jury to understand what happened from your perspective – and when they do, we have a much better chance of a positive result.
You do not have to go through this alone. I will be with you every step of the way, and even if you are being held in jail, I will come to you for an initial consultation. Otherwise, you can contact my office and set up an initial consultation at a time that is convenient for you. Let me help you minimize the devastating impact that a DUI can have on your life, your family and your future. #TateAgainstTheState