Can I ask for my own discovery packet from a dui arrest? If so how?
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I think representing yoyrself is a great idea. And your stoner friends would make great witnesses. Hey man you passed those gnarly tests. Pass the joint dude. And why drop money on an overpriced lawyer? Means more money for weed. Oh and by the way, don't forget the DMV hearing.
No you wont get to see the discovery. Your witnesses have no idea, none, whether you passed the FST's or not because they do not know what cues the police were looking for in those tests.
And you need to get an in person consultation rather abusing this free resource. It wasn't enough that you posted yesterday about being able to afford an attorney but evaluating whether to go with the P.D., so you tailored your facts, to avoid the ire of the responding attorneys. By my count youve posted no less than four times. Call an attorney for a consultation or better yet, represent yourself, and don't waste another attorney's time.
Just be aware that there was once a somewhat well known American author who once said something along these lines that certainly appear to be applicable: The client who represents himself has a fool for an attorney.
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Not until you get to court................................
I am licensed attorney in Washington and California who focuses Serious DUI Cases such a 2nd DUIs, 3rd DUIs, 4th DUIs, and Felony DUIs and DMV hearings. I also have much experience handling car accident cases. Although the information I provide is helpful, it is not legal advice. Although Avvo makes it clear to consumers that attorney answers to questions are for general purposes only and do not establish an attorney-client relationship, some attorneys prefer to add their own disclaimers to answers. You can set your custom disclaimer here and it will be automatically added to your answers. Do NOT include any direct solicitations or contact information.
The answer is Yes!
You are entitled to a copy of the police and laboratory reports.
If you find you don’t understand all of the material, you can always consult with an experienced DUI Attorney.
Orange County DUI Attorney
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Are your friends trained to recognize the 6 validated clues on the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test? Or the 8 validated clues on the Walk & Turn? Or the 4 validated clues on the One Leg Stand? Do they or you know how many of these clues are considered to demonstrate impairment? Can they evaluate the other field sobriety tests and can you effectively cross examine the officer on these tests? Do you know the possible errors that can effect breath and blood tests? Your admission to marijuana use is not helpful, and you should hire an attorney who is trained to properly handle all of these issues in court.
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