A Former Judge and a Defense Attorney Outline the Inner Workings of the DUI Process
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, over 1.2 million people in the United States were arrested for driving under the influence in 2011. Many of these cases resulted in convictions, resulting in heavy fines, loss of employment and jail time for offenders. Oftentimes in these circumstances, drivers are unaware of what to do in the event they are pulled over and an officer approaches.
For this reason, a newly-released book co-authored by a San Diego-area defense attorney and a former judge is providing information about DUIs, what to expect after an arrest and how to potentially beat the charges.
"Judge's Top Secret Guide to Beat a DUI" is a comprehensive book on DUIs and provides easy-to-read pointers on how to approach a DUI case. The book was written by San Diego criminal defense attorney Daniel Smith and his now-deceased father, Judge Ralph G. Smith, Jr.
"This book was years in the making and the result of hours of conversations and real-life experiences," says Daniel Smith, founder of San Diego Defenders, a San Diego-area criminal law firm.
"To my knowledge, this is the only book written by a former sitting judge on a DUI court about the inner workings of the DUI process," he adds.
The book provides over 80 pages explaining items in plain English and alleviates the fears of what to expect during and after a DUI, including what a lawyer will be asking to what the accused may want the judge to know.
It also has sections about the authors, a glossary of terms and chapters that include "Elements of the Offense," "What To Do During a DUI Arrest" and "Trial Day."
Despite the book's content, Smith emphasizes that he strongly discourages driving while intoxicated and often warns others about its dangers and potential consequences.
"During my many years of practicing law, I've seen first-hand the negative effects DUIs can have. This is a very serious matter and a topic that should not be taken lightly," says Smith.
Smith also notes that the new book is not intended to give legal advice and should not be a substitute for hiring a lawyer.