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3 Steps to Prepare Your DUI Defense February 14, 2017

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3 Steps to Prepare Your DUI Defense, Cincinnati, Ohio

If you’ve been accused of a DUI, you have a lot at stake, from license suspension to jail time. For an effective DUI defense, you need to understand the laws at play and what the state requires for conviction. Fortunately, there are several potential ways to combat a DUI case, depending on your individual circumstances. While your chances will be best with the help of a DUI attorney, James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law in Cincinnati, OH, offers the following steps as a place to start.

Steps to Prepare for Your DUI Defense

DUI Defense1. Hire an Attorney

In a DUI case, the stakes are high. Your best chance is to enlist the help of someone who knows the ins and outs of the legal process, who will catch irregularities in procedure and recognize common pitfalls. 

2. Gather Evidence & Find Weaknesses

The next essential step in a DUI defense is knowing what the state can use against you. Request a copy of the police report from your arrest. Also request that any video footage, such as footage from an officer’s dash cam, is preserved. This footage is often routinely deleted after a certain length of time unless you request otherwise. Your defense attorney will have the most useful insight into what can dismantle a DUI case—from questioning whether the officer had sufficient cause to stop you in the first place to challenging the results of a blood alcohol test.

3. Recognize Weaknesses in Your Defense

Sometimes, the state’s case is solid and your chances of escaping the charge are slim. In that case, it may be best to hope for receiving a lighter sentence. Again, your lawyer is the best person to determine whether your DUI defense has a chance.

If you’re due to face DUI charges, it’s best not to face them alone. If you need legal advice on your upcoming DUI defense, call James F. Bogen, Attorney at Law at (513) 503-7251, or contact him online.

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