Lawyers Who Know How to Cross-Examine Police Officers in Massachusetts
Police officers are taught that a big part of their job is making sure that their reports are thorough and complete. They also are told how the quality of their report can influence their credibility on the witness stand as well as the effectiveness of the district attorney's case at trial.
Call Attorneys Who Are Not Afraid to Challenge Law Enforcement
Cross-examining police officers is an important part of your defense strategy whether you've been arrested and face criminal charges or you are under investigation and need a prefiling strategy that may keep charges from ever being filed. To learn more, contact our law firm to schedule a FREE initial consultation. Call (800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336) or use our online contact form to schedule your appointment.
Looking for Errors in Police Reports
At the Massachusetts DUI Defense Group, our attorneys often take notice of how police reports omit one or more important facts in a case. That's why we cross-examine police officers at trial – to assess the accuracy and reliability of their reports. A successful cross-examination may reveal a law enforcement officer who contradicts himself or herself or who admits to having little to no experience with these types of cases. A thorough cross-examination by an aggressive lawyer may even bring serious issues to the court's attention, such as:
- Inaccurate police reports
- An officer using a subjective point of view or a "feeling" to describe whether a driver was intoxicated, rather than factual evidence
- Field sobriety tests administered incorrectly or with unclear instructions
- An incorrectly administered breath test or blood test
- A breath test administered without the officer overseeing the standard 15-minute waiting period (to make sure the defendant does not eat, drink, belch, regurgitate, smoke or do anything else that may skew the Breathalyzer results)
Contact a DUI Defense Lawyer in Worcester, Massachusetts
If you're like most people, you need immediate and results-oriented legal help when you've been arrested or face criminal charges in Massachusetts. That's where we come in. At the Massachusetts DUI Defense Group, we offer a FREE consultation (no strings attached!) with one of our attorneys. We are available 24/7/365 by calling (800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336) or use our online contact form to schedule your appointment.