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San Marino Dui Lawyers
Being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in San Marino could alter your life forever. You could be sentenced to time in jail and crippling fines. You might lose your license for the next half decade. You need an advocate and ally in the legal system. H&M have been defending clients from these charges for a long time. They will help to defend you against DUI charges in several ways.
Expose Flaws in the Tests Given To You
Many DUI cases revolve around tests that are administered by officers in order to establish proof that you were drinking or doing drugs. These tests are not perfect and can frequently provide distorted results. The reality is that you might not have met the legal definition of a DUI despite what the tests stated. H&M will take the steps necessary to expose any flaws in the tests that were given to you during the initial stop. An attorney will point out that serum blood tests and breath tests can provide inaccurate results. A lawyer can question the police who performed the field sobriety test in order to establish that the standards were subjective. Exposing these flaws can begin to unravel the case that the prosecutor is trying to make against you.
Bring In Additional Resources and Experts during Trial
Defending yourself or relying on a public defendant means that you will have limited access to the resources that you need to argue against the prosecution case. You might be unable to refute key points in any effective way. Hiring a San Marina DUI lawyer from H&M means that you can have access to additional resources during trial. The additional resources could be a computer recreation of the stop, video analysis of the event or experts who can speak to why the blood alcohol tests should not be trusted. Lawyers who have provided a criminal defense for DUI in the past will know how to utilize these additional resources in order prove your case.
Prevent Mistakes and Bad Decisions
Some people believe that DUI charges are a simple matter and do not require representation from an attorney. This is far from the truth. You might make many mistakes while representing yourself. Prosecutors could offer you deals that seem legitimate and good on the surface but that have far-reaching consequences that will harm your life for years to come. Mistakes on documents could delay the trial, invalidate your defense or open up new channels the prosecutor can use to prove your guilt. You can avoid all of this by hiring a San Marino DUI lawyer from H&M. An attorney has the expertise necessary to move through the legal system without making mistakes. The attorney can help you to make better decisions about plea deals and other issues related to your defense.
Work With Prosecutors to Lessen the Charges
H&M is a unique firm because one of the original members worked as a district attorney for many years. Some of the attorneys within the firm have decades of criminal defense and DUI experience in and around San Marino. This means your lawyer will be able to work with prosecutors in an attempt to lessen the charges. Your attorney could present evidence to the prosecutor showing that a trial would be pointless. The lawyer could actually work to have charges reduces so that penalties are less burdensome. The result could be charges that do not affect your ability to drive and that do not include long periods of jail time. These negotiations are easier when you are represented by a firm with a former district attorney as a partner.