When you are accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or DUI, there are many pieces of evidence that prosecutors can potentially use against you—breathalyzer test results, blood test results, field sobriety test results, reports of erratic driving and so forth. This is exactly why you especially need a strong attorney to represent you when you are facing these kinds of charges—preferably one who is closely familiar with how a prosecutor thinks and strategizes.
Fortunately, by turning to our law firm, Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, you get just that. Fort Myers DUI Attorney Jose Luis Calvo is a former prosecutor who uses his previous experience to provide more cutting-edge defense to the individuals he represents. After being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2002, the skilled lawyer launched his career by serving as a prosecutor for the Office of the State Attorney. During that time, Mr. Calvo handled a wide span of criminal cases, including those involving charges for serious felonies. In 2004, Attorney Calvo switched over to private practice in the area of criminal defense, which allowed him to provide aggressive legal representation for those accused of crimes. In the transition, he took his insider knowledge with him.
Having experience as a former prosecutor has provided Mr. Calvo with insight to which many other criminal defense attorneys do not have access. This insight has become a highly valuable asset for his clients when he is handling their DUI cases. His experience allows him to better anticipate the moves of the prosecuting attorneys—what types of evidence they might try to pin against the defendant, what types of experts and witnesses they will likely call to testify (such as arresting officers and drug recognition experts) and the kinds of questions they will likely ask during cross-examination. His experience even gives him better insight into when prosecutors are more likely to reduce or dismiss charges. By having this knowledge, Mr. Calvo can more effectively help his clients choose stronger defense plans that increase their chances of avoiding conviction.
Furthermore, Mr. Calvo has important perspective into which weaknesses to look for in the prosecution's case against an alleged DUI offender. These might include problems with the machinery that was used for testing the defendant (such as a breathalyzer), the unreliability of certain witnesses and unlawful procedures committed by law enforcement during the arrest (such as unlawful police stops). These weaknesses can then be used against the prosecution to potentially get the DUI case dismissed.
A DUI conviction can lead to very serious consequences, such as incarceration, expensive fines, loss of driving privileges, vehicle impoundment or immobilization and many other DUI penalties. When person cannot drive to work because of a suspended or revoked license, that individual can be at risk or losing his or her job. Because these are serious repercussions that can greatly affect one's life, individuals facing DUI charges should choose a lawyer with the strongest defense skills. Wouldn't you rather have an attorney familiar with both side of the criminal justice system rather than an attorney limited to just one? Wouldn't you prefer legal counsel who can provide you with the best preparation for what types of attacks are coming your way?
If so, contact our firm immediately so Attorney Calvo and his team can provide you with the competitive advantage assistance you are looking for. In addition to being a former prosecutor, Mr. Calvo is also a lawyer who has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list. Our firm provides assistance for many different types of DUI cases, such those involving alleged felony DUI offenses, out-of-state DUI offenses, underage DUI offenses and more. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call us to get the DUI defense process started!