You will cover a lot of ground in your initial interview with your Milwaukee DUI attorney. As explained in Part 1, you will have to provide your DUI attorney with a chronology of the events surrounding your DUI arrest, and you should also disclose any information about prior criminal convictions or motor vehicle violations. In this article, the Milwaukee DUI attorneys at Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. will explain what else you should expect in your initial interview with your DUI attorney.
Identify all witnesses
It’s important for you and your DUI attorney to identify all potential witnesses to your alleged driving under the influence. This will go to evidence (or lack thereof) of your DUI. Without actual proof, the state cannot win a conviction against you. If there are any witnesses, then your DUI attorney will have to contact and interview these people as soon as possible.
Did you make any statements or admissions to the officers?
Try to remember if you made any statements or admissions to the police, especially regarding the amount or nature of the alcoholic drinks you had, the period of time over which you drank the alcohol, and whether or not you were operating a motor vehicle. It’s important for your DUI attorney to know about any admissions or statements you made so that your attorney can craft your defense accordingly.
Medical Issues that Affect Performance on Field Sobriety Tests
Your DUI attorney will also ask you what your physical condition was like at the time of your arrest for DUI. Factors such as the amount of sleep you had the night before, your weight, physical disabilities that affect your gait, and any injuries can have an effect on your appearance of intoxication. Other factors include whether or not you were taking medicine or drugs at the time, and whether you suffered from a speech impairment or other medical condition such as heart disease, diabetes, or epilepsy.
The initial interview with your DUI attorney can be cause for some trepidation. However, the Milwaukee DUI attorneys at the law firm of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. are dedicated to providing the best possible representation for DUI cases. Fill out the form on this page, and we’ll schedule a free initial evaluation of your case as soon as possible.