A Grapevine DWI Lawyer on Whether You Should Testify

Highly recommend! Colin thank you so much for your dedication. Thank you for actually wanting to sincerely help and give us the best outcome we can get. You are by far one of the best. You helped my bf reschedule a court date after it was missed and was able to give him the same plea deal. Thank you again Colin.

Kassandra H

Absolutely wonderful! Collin was fantastic. He really fought for me and I am very happy with the outcome of my case. He really fought for my case to have a positive outcome and was supportive, easy to get ahold of when needed and walked me through everything. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone!!

Stephanie M

I would highly recommend Hoeller McLaughlin. They helped my husband on a probation violation case and did an excellent job. Dustin Trammel was our attorney and he communicated with us and was supportive and helpful throughout the process. Very good legal service and would recommend this firm.

Hillary G

Colin by far has been one of the BEST attorneys in Ft. Worth. His dedication and attentiveness really shows not only in court but with the client and family. Great communication, easy web portal and friendly staff. 5 stars are NOT enough. Thank you Colin

Stephanie Alvarado

I can not say enough about how grateful I am that Dustin Trammel was my attorney! Having no experience with court proceedings, Dustin explained everything and stayed in touch with me the entire time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney! Very highly recommend!!

Brenna Mills
February 17, 2015

At your initial interview, your attorney will assess whether you should take the stand as a witness. One of the most important factors the attorney will evaluate is how well you remember the events of the day that you were charged with DWI. Individuals who are facing DWI charges fall into one of the following three categories:

Complete Memory Loss

Some individuals “black out” and cannot remember any details regarding the incident.  Not remembering the event for this reason does not make a good witness.

Partial Memory Loss

While defendants in the second category have some recollection of the incident, their memories may be incomplete or fade in and out. However, a Grapevine DWI lawyer may be concerned about the risk of having such a defendant testify because his or her memory may be considered unreliable.

Full Memory Of The Incident

Defendants who fit into the third category have complete memories of the events that took place during the incident. This kind of defendant is an excellent witness candidate for a trial. An individual who remembers the incident, including the details, may demonstrate to the judge and jury that he or she was not intoxicated at the time the incident occurred.

How A Defendant May Be Perceived By A Jury

There are two more factors that an attorney will evaluate when deciding whether a defendant should testify. One is whether the defendant will project a positive impression to the jury. The other is whether a defendant will be able to handle the demands of testifying. For example, a defendant will need to be able to handle a tough cross-examination from the prosecutor.

Legal Counsel From A Grapevine DWI Attorney

If you have questions regarding DWI charges in Grapevine, Texas, please call the Law Office of Bryan P. Hoeller at 877-208-3382.

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