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Types of Evidence in a DUI Case

Posted on:10/21/2012
Direct evidence is firsthand evidence of the defendant's guilt, such as a direct eyewitness to the crime or a voluntary confession by the defendant.


Direct evidence is firsthand evidence of the defendant's guilt, such as a direct eyewitness to the crime or a voluntary confession by the defendant. With circumstantial evidence, however, the government introduces pieces of evidence from which the judge may draw inferences as to the defendant's guilt. Thus, circumstantial evidence is much like the pieces of a puzzle. The government hopes that after the presentation of all of the circumstantial pieces of evidence, the judge will put all of the pieces together and neatly conclude that the defendant committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Throughout its case-in-chief, the government must produce evidence on each of the material elements of the offense.

 

During the government's case-in-chief, the DUI defendant will have an opportunity to cross-examine the government's witnesses. Through the cross-examination process, the DUI defendant attempts to attack and discredit the government's case.

 

Skillful cross-examination can be quite an effective tool for the defendant and, indeed, may significantly impede the government's efforts to prove its case. It is important to note that the defendant is under no obligation to cross-examine witnesses or even to speak during the criminal trial, and the government may not comment to the judge or jury on the defendant's failure to do so.

 

As a practical matter, however, during a criminal trial the defendant remains silent at his own peril, particularly if the government is presenting a compelling case. If the government is able to produce legally sufficient evidence on each of the material elements during its case-in-chief, the case will continue and proceed to the presentation of the defendant's case. During the defense phase, the defendant may present evidence to support his theory of the case.


  
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