the result may be at or above the legal limit but the record may be inadmissible),
C) I meet with the prosecutor and judge to respectfully request dropping charges.
Anyone who can predict an outcome before that is not being forthright with you, as you can imagine.
As I teach other DUI attorneys in my video, things can change once I am inside a hearing or in a courtroom.
Obviously, our objectives are to win the court case –
(as opposed to get convicted and receive severe penalties).
There are many “in betweens” and a number of different possible results and outcomes.
I am not Las Vegas. I do not predict nor do I set probabilities. I am a fighting realist.
1) Be prepared at all times;
2) Look under every stone;
3) Try to keep you driving and out of San Diego County Jail;
4) Protect your legal rights;
Beyond that, any DUI attorney who tells you the Possible Outcome at this moment can not be believed.
I can make no guarantees and cannot tell you what our best strategy or tactic is at this early stage.
Our best strategy – and hence, our likelihood of prevailing – is a direct function of the evidence,
our investigation and evidence and what can be done at the actual hearings (which is, in turn,
a function of which prosecutor is assigned your case, which judge hears the case, and so on.)
This is based on my honest opinion and reasonable experience of over 35 years.
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
I hope this helps with your decision in hiring San Diego’s only Certified California DUI Lawyers Association Specialist.
I know it is difficult but one must first hire the very best attorney to do the hard work before experiencing the fruits of that vigorous representation.
For my free San Diego DUI/DMV Defense Evaluation, click here.
Rick Mueller, Attorney, San Diego County DUI Law Center