5 Steps to Make a Good Impression in the Courtroom

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You can’t control everything that happens during your court case. You can’t control how the opposition handles the case or what the judge or jury decides. However, you can control your own behavior.

Good behavior in the courtroom sends the message that you are a responsible, trustworthy person. Making a good impression can influence how you’re treated in the courtroom and can even affect the outcome the judge or jury reaches.

Here are a few steps you can take to put your best foot forward during your trial.

Stopped by the Police? Understand Your Constitutional Rights

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When encountered by a police officer, you have constitutional rights.  The most important right is to remain silentSpeaking to police can only harm, not help you.  You cannot talk your way out of a charge, so do not try.  Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s) or a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) is not mandatory when pulled over for suspicion of DWI and you cannot lose your driver’s license for refusing to do them.  The only test that is mandatory is the test offered to you after you have been read the Implied Consent Advisory and have had a chance to speak with a lawyer.  Under every circumstance, if contacted by police or arrested, consult with an attorney immediately to understand our options.  When encountered by police, provide only your identification.  If asked questions you state, “My attorney has advised me not to answer any questions or to do any tests until I speak to him.”

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