It is the rare circumstance to do anything in private in today’s world. Let’s face it, most of us post our every thought and move on one social media platform or another, and then check back frequently to see how many “likes” we have received. Living our lives online has become such standard practice, that it is unusual to meet someone who does not have a Facebook account or who has never sent a tweet. When we put so much of our personal lives out there for the world to see, the results can be mixed. On the one hand you might attract the wrong kind of attention, and end up with a cyber stalker or even just an ex who is able to see your every move. But on the other hand you might be putting out helpful hints about your daily routine or whereabouts that can help friends and family know if you are healthy and safe.
There is a lot of thought on whether the images and content you post online can be used against you in a legal proceeding, with the prevailing thought being that what you have voluntarily made public is up for grabs, and you have no right to privacy in these types of things. Depending on the facts of your case, this can either help you or hurt you. One thing is for certain, the internet is becoming one of the best places to go to look for witnesses to things, and this comes in handy when you are trying to make a point. For a DUI, witnesses can be crucial, because what they heard or saw can have direct effect on your credibility and can also corroborate your version of events. Three key witnesses that might have helpful information if you are arrested for DUI are:
- Bartenders and waitresses: these people can testify as to the amount of alcohol served to you, and may also be able to testify as to their perception of whether you were intoxicated.
- Other passengers: people who are riding with you can also give their version of events, including what happened during the traffic stop.
- Witnesses to accidents: if your case includes an accident, any third parties who saw the accident can testify as to how the accident happened. This can help you if you are being charged with causing the accident and/or any injury.
If you have questions about what is needed for an effective defense of a DUI, contact one of our knowledgeable DUI defense attorneys today. We will listen to your questions and give you the answers you need to make a decision about how to proceed.
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