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Bay Area DUI & DWI Defense Lawyers

Rabin Nabizadeh
December 1, 2017
Bay Area DUI & DWI Defense Lawyers   Accused of a DUI in the San Francisco Bay Area? Police make mistakes. Get an affordable DUI Defense Lawyer to protect your record and license. Improper choice of sobriety tests Failure to read Miranda rights Invalid tests due to medical conditions such as acid reflux DMV Hearing [...]

Using the “termites” analogy during closing argument at a drunk driving trial

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 3, 2017
Using the “termites” analogy during closing argument at a drunk driving trial During the trial of a drunk driving case, the defendant’s DUI attorney can use analogies and metaphors to help jurors understand defects in the prosecution’s case. The best opportunity for the DUI attorney to use a compelling analogy to its fullest advantage is [...]

How the DUI attorney can attack a high breath test score during closing argument

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 3, 2017
How the DUI attorney can attack a high breath test score during closing argument In many DUI cases, the charge of drunk driving is based on a high blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) as determined by a chemical breath test. In some cases, however, the test is flawed and produces questionable BAC results. In those types [...]

How a DUI attorney can attack the state’s circumstantial evidence during closing argument

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 3, 2017
How a DUI attorney can attack the state’s circumstantial evidence during closing argument In the trial of a drunk driving case, the prosecutor may want the jurors to convict the defendant on the basis of circumstantial evidence. With circumstantial evidence, the jurors are asked to make an inference from one fact to deduce the existence [...]

“Problems with the curveball” closing argument in a DUI trial

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 3, 2017
“Problems with the curveball” closing argument in a DUI trial Using Anecdotes, Analogies and Metaphors in a drunk driving trial   A good DUI defense attorney with strong storytelling skills will often use an analogy or an anecdote effectively during the drunk driving trial and especially during the closing argument. Not everyone is a great [...]

How the defendant’s DUI attorney attacks “minor problems” with the Intoxilyzer

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 3, 2017
How the defendant’s DUI attorney attacks “minor problems” with the Intoxilyzer In the trial of a drunk driving case, the closing argument can be vital. Closing argument is the last chance for the defendant’s DUI attorney to address the jurors. The attorney must make the closing count.   Finding a good analogy to include in [...]

Ten rules to follow when you testify at your DUI trial

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 3, 2017
Ten rules to follow when you testify at your DUI trial Your DUI attorney will understand that you are not professional witness. You will probably be nervous and may make some mistakes when testifying. Here are some NICKEL and DIME rules that should help you testify effectively at your DUI trial. Nervousness is acceptable. The [...]

Questions you may be asked at your DUI trial if your defense is environmental exposure

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 3, 2017
Questions you may be asked at your DUI trial if your defense is environmental exposure Exposure to some toxic chemicals can cause falsely elevated alcohol levels on chemical tests. These toxins include acetone, toluene, some paints and paint solvents, and other forms of alcohol such as methanol and isopropanol. See Defenses that will require your testimony. If [...]

Testifying at your DUI trial if you claim your alcohol level was rising

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 3, 2017
Testifying at your DUI trial if you claim your alcohol level was rising The rising blood alcohol defense raises the question of what your blood alcohol content was at the time of driving, rather than at the time of the blood alcohol test. For a period of time after you ingest alcohol, your blood alcohol [...]

Questions about your refusal to take a DUI blood, urine, or breathalyzer test at your DUI trial

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 3, 2017
Questions about your refusal to take a DUI blood, urine, or breathalyzer test at your DUI trial If you and your DUI attorney decide that you should testify at your DUI trial, and you refused to submit to a breathalyzer or blood or urine test, your DUI attorney will question you about your refusal. DUI defendants refuse [...]