How does an attorney approach a DUI case?
Minneapolis DUI lawyer David Valentini approaches a case by talking with the client, obtaining discovery, examining legal reasons why the car was stopped before exploring possible defenses.
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Well, you have an initial meeting with the client, and in that meeting you figure out from the client’s perspective exactly how they perceive the events. We then have to order the discovery from the prosecution. We send that to our clients. Sometimes that’ll include a videotape. Not all cases are videotaped, and not the entire incident is videotaped. But once we review the evidence, then we determine how we believe we should approach that defense.
One of the first things you look at in a DUI case is why were you stopped? There’s a couple of exceptions to that: an accident and an already-stopped vehicle.