DUI Case Videos
Frequently shows like World’s Dumbest Criminals or shock jock radio hosts make fun of these videos. Usually it shows someone that is obviously drunk acting like a fool. The video below is from the Comedy Central show Reno 911! It is all scripted, but it describes what you should definitely not do during a DUI traffic stop in Marietta.
In every DUI case it is important for an attorney to look at the dash cam or body cam video. Often what is on the video can make or break your case. What is on there can show a judge or jury that the police lied, exaggerated, or misspoke about what happened during your traffic stop. In almost every case the prosecutor will show the video to the judge or jury to try to prove the case against you.
If you were arrested for a DUI there is probably a video of your arrest, contact Block Law at (770) 824-3030 for a free DUI case consultation today!
Video isn’t perfect and surely doesn’t tell the full story. It can’t show what happened before it was turned on or after it was turned off. Additionally, it can be lost or the file corrupted. Often the video is low quality, taken at night, or may have muffled sound. The videos are unedited and usually last for the duration of the traffic stop. It is also important to remember that the same police officer that thinks you are driving drunk is the one controlling the camera.
Careful review of the videos must be undertaken. There may be something in the video that would show you are innocent. Often it may take more than one look at the videos to find something good for your case. If it is there it could mean the difference in your case.
So what does it all mean?
In my experience, DUI cases can be fought and won. Often the traffic stop video contains a key to your case. You need to hire a Marietta DUI attorney shortly after your arrest to make sure that attorney has enough time to protect your driver’s license and to fully investigate your case including watching the video. If you were arrested for DUI in Cobb County contact Block Law today at (770) 824-3030 for a free case consultation!