Variables That Influence the Effects of Alcohol
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, your Milwaukee DUI lawyer will need to collect some information from you relating to your personal background, your medical history, and the details of the event that led to the charge. You should be as forthcoming as possible with your Milwaukee DUI lawyer so that he or she is able to accurately evaluate your case.
First, your lawyer will likely ask for basic personal information, such as your gender, age, weight, height, ethnicity, occupation, and frequency with which you consume alcohol. Next, your lawyer will need to know about your relevant medical history, including whether you are diabetic, if you have had any surgeries, if you are taking any medications, and the date and duration of the last time you slept. This background information may seem insignificant, but it will assist your Milwaukee DUI lawyer in determining the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
Finally, and arguably most importantly, your Milwaukee DUI lawyer will inquire as to the timeline of events leading to your DUI charge. Key information in this area includes the date and time of the arrest, the times you started and stopped drinking, what you drank, how much you drank, and whether you ate any food during the period you were drinking. Additionally, your Wisconsin DUI lawyer will need to know the specifics of the occurrence preceding your arrest, such as how long you were observed driving by the police officer, whether you were familiar with the area where the arrest took place, whether you were experiencing mechanical problems with your vehicle, and whether the police report accurately describes your driving. All of the above information is crucial in enabling your Milwaukee DUI lawyer to defend you against a DUI charge.
When you meet with your Milwaukee DUI lawyer, the lawyer will have his or her own method for efficiently collecting the information needed, and you should feel comfortable disclosing it. You can never be sure which detail will prove determinative in your case.
To arrange a consultation with a Milwaukee DUI lawyer, please contact the Law Firm of Vanden, Heuvel & Dineen.