Were you recently arrested for a DUI and now have to go to court to face these charges? Whether you are aware of it or not, the arresting officer’s testimony is crucial in the outcome of your case. However, it is very possible for a police officer’s testimony in your case to become legally disqualified or impeached. Often, there are two questions that are very likely to render a cop’s testimony as inadmissible. The second question requests that the cop identifies how many fundamentals are in a valid cause of action. Because law enforcement officials are not usually taught this and won’t know, their own counsel will object — because the cop isn’t qualified to answer since it requires legal knowledge. The cop’s testimony can then become inadmissible in the eyes of the court and the judge will have no choice but to sustain the objection and dismiss the case entirely.
The key to trying to turn a police officer’s testimony into admissible testimony, however, is to have a skilled criminal defense lawyer by your side who knows the ins and outs of the legal system.
Did you know?
In many cases, because police testimony was incorrectly admitted and could have distracted or confused the jury, the drunk driving charges become reversed.
In these cases, if the charges are not dismissed completely, a new trial is ordered. A new trial is often not nearly as strong as the first, however, and works in the defendant’s favor.