Updated on May 6th, 2015 at 05:18 pm

How Your Milwaukee DUI Attorney Will Analyze Officer Observation

Observations made by the officer who pulled you over and arrested you on Milwaukee DUI charges can be used as evidence against you. An experienced Milwaukee DUI lawyer will analyze these observations and determine whether or not they constitute faulty evidence.

The physical observations made by the officer who pulled you over and arrested you are often recorded on a standardized form such as the Alcohol Influence Report. The officer will make notes based on what he or she perceives as evidence that could be used to charge you with a DUI, such as anything that you say that could incriminate you, the way in which you act, and your appearance.

The Alcohol Influence Report or any other such form can contain inconsistencies—ones that can be used by your Milwaukee DUI lawyer in your defense against the charges that you face. One such inconsistency could be between the way you acted and the results of any chemical tests. If the officer’s physical observations do not show anything out of the ordinary, that may be inconsistent with a chemical test result that showed that you supposedly had a high BAC, and that test result may be cast into doubt.

Videotape can provide another source of inconsistencies that could be used in your defense. If your stop and arrest were videotaped, then the report showing the physical observations of the officer can be compared to what is shown on the tape; a tape favoring you over the officer can call his or her observations into question.

Videotapes can help your case in another way, too. If a video recording was not made in spite of the ability of the arresting officer to do so, your case could be dismissed. Yet another way that video recordings can aid in a stronger defense is if the prosecution loses or destroys the tape, because even if it was not done in bad faith, it is possible to infer that it would have favored you.

Scrutinizing documents created by the arresting officer alongside video evidence requires an attention to detail and knowledge of the law that only a qualified Milwaukee DUI attorney would have. Fill out the form on this page to get in touch with the experienced Milwaukee DUI lawyers at Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C.