Sunday, January 24, 2010

Judges, Prosecutors and Jurors in Drunk Driving Cases

The crime of drunk driving is viewed much differently than other misdemeanor offenses in the criminal justice system. The danger of impaired driving hits home for most people much more than say a assault and battery. The mere mention of the term evokes very discerned emotion and sometimes even fear. Prosecutors have a much greater political pressure when plea bargaining DUI cases. As such, a very different approach must be taken when dealing with the judicial system, to ignore this can be fatal.