DUI? Drug Possession? What You Need to Know To Beat Your Case
Nobody wants to find themselves in the position of needing criminal law representation. But if you do find yourself in need of a Covington criminal lawyer, Aaron Beck of The Beck Firm offers insight into how a qualified criminal lawyer in Covington can help guide you to a favorable decision.
Beck says that his firm handles a range of criminal law cases, including DUI, assault cases, drug possessions, flagrant non-support, traffic violations and parole and probation cases. Beck says that DUI cases are the most common, as well as some of the most challenging, of the cases he sees. Most DUI cases are won by motions to suppress, says Beck, due to the police officer not doing everything correctly. Beck stresses the importance of working with a Covington criminal lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced in this area.
“You’ve got to have someone who knows whether or not the police officer lawfully pulled you over. You’ve got to have somebody that is familiar with the field sobriety test. It’s a highly technical area,” Beck says.
Beck spends a significant amount of time with each client to achieve the best result with every DUI case that he handles. In most cases, Beck will work carefully to investigate all aspects of a case. “First and foremost, I’m going to look at whether the reason they were stopped or pulled over was valid,” says Beck. Next, he will analyze the officer’s interaction with the client, including any tests that were performed, and how the client performed on the tests. Finally, he will verify whether the client was placed under arrest, and if they were asked to submit to a blood or alcohol test, and if so, what the timing of that was.
“If we’re lucky, the officer has video of everything, and we can use that video to determine if everything was done appropriately or not,” says Beck.
Beck says that clients seeking legal representation in a drug possession case should be similarly careful to hire the most knowledgeable criminal lawyer in Covington they can find, especially in light of recent changes in drug laws. Certain offenses that were once prosecuted as felonies are now misdemeanors, he says. “They made certain offenses a presumption that you’re going to receive probation,” adds Beck. “You’ve got to be able to have a knowledgeable attorney who knows what those offenses are.”
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