If you are facing DWI charges, you are going through a stressful situation that may well leave you at a loss for how best to proceed. It is important to remember, however, that you have distinct legal rights that you should not fail to implement. In fact, there is some helpful information related to your case that the prosecutor involved probably hopes you do not know and likely hopes you do not find out. Read on to learn more.
The Prosecutor in Your Case
If you are facing DWI charges, it can help to understand the basics of prosecution. One such thing includes that the District Attorney's office represents an infrastructure of prosecutors. The chief prosecutor is naturally the District Attorney (DA), and the DA leads a staff that consists of additional prosecutors for the State of Texas. These prosecutors remain under the direct authority of the DA, who is, ultimately, responsible for representing the interests of the state.
What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You
The prosecutor in your DWI case has insider information that he or she would prefer you did not learn, including:
- While your prosecutor may agree with you and your attorney that your charges should be reduced – or even dropped – he or she may have to proceed because his superior is invested in prosecuting the case.
- Even if your prosecutor trusts the supportive evidence you have presented and finds your version of events credible, he or she may move forward in the attempt to convict you.
- The police push you to submit to field sobriety testing and chemical testing, such as a breathalyzer and blood test because the evidence gathered makes the prosecution's case uncomplicated and more straightforward. The police do this even though such testing is not always reliable.
- The prosecution faces a far higher burden of proof than you do, and in order to convict you, they must reach this burden of proof. Any blustering and posing that the prosecution engages in prior does not alter this fact.
- The prosecutor is not necessarily above using scare tactics in an attempt to intimidate you into pleading guilty to the DWI charges.
- The prosecutor working your case may be betting on you making a deal or admitting to guilt as your court date moves closer. In other words, he or she may have little hope of actually obtaining a conviction at trial but is invested in keeping severe pressure on you.
Regardless of the tactics employed by the prosecutor in your case, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help.
Work Closely with an Experienced Attorney
If you are facing DWI charges, Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Killeen, Texas, is a dedicated criminal defense attorney with considerable experience successfully defending clients like you who are facing DWI charges. Our formidable legal team is standing by to help, so please do not hesitate to contact or call us at 254-501-4040 for more information today.