STUDYING THE CASE: AUDIO VISUAL EVIDENCE IS YOUR ALLY

It’s no surprise that a police officer typically writes a DUI police report in a way that supports his decision to arrest you. It should also come as no surprise, then, that many police reports contain exaggerated facts and false information about your DUI arrest.

Obtaining the officer’s in-car video and booking video of your Michigan DUI arrest is very valuable in deciphering what actually occurred versus what the officer states took place – in writing. There is no substitute for audio and visual evidence to determine the accuracy of the methods used by the officer in his investigation and arrest. In a recent case handled by the firm, Attorney Joseph Awad obtained the video evidence of his client’s arrest. In that video, it was immediately clear that certain chemical rights required to be read by the officer were in fact not read at the police station. Attorney Awad cross-examined the officer regarding the chemical test rights at a court hearing. The officer stated under oath that he had reach the proper chemical test rights at the police station. When confronted with the video evidence that demonstrated no such rights were read at the station, the Judge ultimately suppressed the breath test results in the DUI case. A subsequent jury trial on the OWI case resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict for the client.

This is just one example of many that demonstrates how audio and visual evidence in your case can greatly assist your defense. In this way, and in so many others, it is critical to never presume guilt in a Michigan DUI case. Studying the video evidence and other information of your OWI case is an invaluable asset to locating the strengths of your case and will greatly assist your attorney in your DUI defense. Contact Michigan DUI Attorney Joseph Awad today for a free and confidential evaluation of your case.

Written by Joseph Awad

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