Monthly Archives: December 2013

I failed the one-leg stand test. Will I definitely be convicted of DUI?

Your failure of the one-leg stand test does not mean you will automatically be convicted of DUI. In fact, your Memphis DUI defense lawyer will have several tools at his or her disposal to challenge the validity of your failed … Continue reading

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Techniques for Cross-Examining a Police Officer

An experienced Memphis DUI attorney knows the most effective techniques for cross-examining a police officer during a DUI trial. For example: Playing for Time If the officer is winning some points in the cross-examination, an effective Memphis DUI attorney might … Continue reading

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Your Memphis DUI Lawyer’s Credibility in Closing Arguments

The credibility your Memphis DUI lawyer has with the jurors is a key element in the final argument. Credibility may be established in a number of ways. 1. The argument must be consistent with the evidence. The jury knows the … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Strong Opening in a DUI Case

Perhaps one of the most important parts of a DUI defense case is the Memphis DUI attorney’s opening statement. It not only sets the theme for the remainder of the trial, but it is at this point where the jury … Continue reading

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Making the Right Impression of a DUI Jury

How your Memphis DUI attorney handles voir dire in your DUI case sets a theme as to how your case will pan out and whether the jury will ultimately vote for or against you. What is Voir Dire? Voir dire, … Continue reading

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Jury Selection In DUI Cases

Jury selection in DUI cases is very important to successfully avoiding a conviction. One of the most critical factors in selecting a jury to benefit the defense is to make sure the group is comprised of individuals who are open-minded … Continue reading

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Opening Questions Your DUI Attorney Will Ask You on the Stand

If you and your Memphis DUI attorney conclude that you should testify at your trial you should expect your attorney to commence direct examination with some introductory questions intended to get the jury to know you, break the ice, and set … Continue reading

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Preparing for Cross-Examination—Trick Questions

In preparing for your day in court, you should be aware of the types of questions that the prosecutor may ask you. If you are taken by surprise, you may come off as fumbling or insincere. To help you have … Continue reading

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