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Hidden Hills Dui Lawyers
You do not want to face driving under the influence (DUI) charges alone in Hidden Hills. Prosecutors will be doing everything possible to try to get you to incriminate yourself or to agree to a deal that is not in your best interest. This is why you will want to immediately contact an attorney for representation. You can expect several things from the Hidden Hills DUI lawyers at H&M.
Ensure There Was Probably Cause
The first thing that you can expect is for your lawyer from H&M to ensure that there was probable cause for the stop that resulted in the DUI charge. Police officers in Hidden Hills need to have a valid reason for stopping your vehicle. If the officer did not have a good reason, then there is a chance that some evidence could be taken out of the trial completely. Your attorney will review all of the details of the incident including any videos or witness statements that are available. If there are any problems or ambiguous points, then a lawyer will aggressively pursue a line of questioning that could invalidate the stop. This can help you to win an acquittal or dismissal for your DUI charge.
Check the Validity of Any Testing
You were likely given at least one type of test during the DUI stop or after being taken into custody in Hidden Hills. These tests are not always reliable and can be administered incorrectly. The attorneys at H&M will check the validity of any tests that you were given. This includes what type of field sobriety test the officer performed since these tests are not all standardized or commonly accepted in courts. It also includes looking at the scientific aspects of any blood, breath or urine tests. These tests do not always show the real blood alcohol content in your system at the time of the stop. Your attorney will bring in experts to dispute questionable testing methods. A lawyer can review laboratory processes to see whether all procedures were followed properly. This checking could prove that any tests you were given are not reliable as evidence of impairment.
Work On a Bargain with Prosecutors
One of the members of the team at H&M was a district attorney in the past. This experience will allow your lawyer to work on a bargain with the prosecutor. Most cases today are settled through a plea bargain before ever reaching trial. This can benefit your case. A plea bargain could allow you to keep your license, stay out of jail and pay reduced fines. Negotiations with a prosecutor could even result in dismissal of the charges or a reduction in the charges. You want a skilled attorney who is familiar with the prosecutors in Hidden Hills working on these types of plea bargains and negotiations.
Present a Sound Defense in Court
Presenting a defense that could lead to an acquittal is not easy without extensive experience and legal training. This is why you should never represent yourself when facing DUI charges in Hidden Hills. The attorneys at H&M do have the expertise and knowledge to present a sound defense in court. They can formulate a defense that directly addresses the charges and the accusations made by the prosecutor. Your defense will be litigated professionally and in a way that makes legal sense. Any evidence that is presented will be rebutted by experts or contrary evidence. Your lawyer will do everything possible to prove your innocence and to disprove the prosecution claims. Your odds of an acquittal or dismissal will increase with experienced representation from H&M.