Across the nation's highways and byways, intensified media attention reminds us that "Impaired Drivers Kill People"— a slogan that rests at the heart of increasingly harsh penalties and far fewer chances for negotiated plea agreements. These factors, combined with extreme societal pressures on law enforcement and the prosecution, demonstrate why DUI defense attorneys must put forth an aggressive effort that will yield the best possible outcome for each client.
This edition of Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, authored by leading DUI defense lawyers from across the country, describes best practices and trial strategies to conduct a vigorous defense, including:
- Initiate investigation of the facts as soon as possible to preserve exculpatory evidence and identify favorable witnesses, even more critical in a vehicular homicide case
- Scrutinize the police report, including dash-cam video and video of the blood draw, to ensure that roadside FSTs were properly conducted and blood was voluntarily drawn and analyzed in accordance with accepted standards
- Hire scientific experts — e.g., an accident reconstructionist and toxicologist — to help develop your theory of the case and effectively articulate intricate details to a jury
The stakes have never been higher for those charged in a DUI death case, all the more reason to consider the expert guidance provided in Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases
that will help you assess the challenges presented by complex scientific evidence, advancing technologies, and the deep-seated emotions involved.