As a prosecutor, I handled many vehicular crimes. In fact, the District Attorney asked me to be part of a Vehicular Crimes section where I handled only the most serious of offenses. I was often asked to speak to rooms of prosecutors and police officers on the law, proper investigative methods and techniques and best practices for trial. I spent a considerable amount of time developing procedures for law enforcement which are still followed and emulated by other agencies.
Almost nightly, I was contacted by police officers who were conducting drunk driving investigations. And on more occasions than I care to recall, I was called out to the scene of fatality crashes where alcohol was believed to be a cause. I organized and directed investigators in their pursuit of evidence, assisted officers with crash reconstruction, presented witnesses and cases to grand juries, subpoenaed hard to find evidence, and obtained convictions and long prison terms on each case. For my efforts, I received numerous awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
My experience and skill placed me in a position where other prosecutors asked for my help on cases with faulty investigations. These cases were often reassigned to me, and it was my job to completely review the case, then identify and remedy problems.
Only a few attorneys will have this experience. When choosing the person you want to defend against your charge, ask questions. Have they been on the side of the road while field sobriety tests are administered? Will they recognize when evidence collected at the scene is not properly preserved? Do they know the tough questions to ask, or will they follow the same script that other attorneys use, which is full of questions that the police are ready for.
As a prosecutor I faced many attorneys who claimed to be experts in drunk driving defense. Not one of them had my roadside experience and most missed the important issues. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact me today!