How to Present a Case Favorably to the Jury

Posted on September 3, 2014

Courts of Justice

Looking for ways to improve your chances of winning your DUI case? A Redwood City DUI lawyer knows how to make your case more favorable in front of a jury.

Your DUI attorney must be able to convince the jury, from the moment he begins the opening statement, that he believes in you. This belief must preserver at every phase of the trial. Jurors spend their time listening and observing, and how the material is presented is almost as important as the material itself. There are many techniques for helping to persuade the jury of your attorney’s faith in you and your character. The jury will pay close attention to the following while your attorney speaks:

  • body language
  • eye contact
  • facial expressiveness
  • tone of voice
  • convey sincerity
  • convey interest in your case
  • a supportive hand on your shoulder

A Redwood City DUI law firm knows that a jury will scrutinize the attorneys, and a good DUI attorney must establish credibility from the very beginning. If a jury believes that your attorney is lying, deceitful or shifty, then your case will be tainted before any evidence is provided.

Here are some methods of how a DUI attorney can earn and maintain jury credibility:

  • treat everyone with respect
  • always behave professionally
  • always act with the highest ethical standards
  • never act arrogant; remain humble

Jurors appreciate honesty and directness, and a good DUI attorney will tell the jury the good and the bad while covering the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Attorneys should avoid personal attacks on the prosecutor. If the prosecutor has a negative or bristling personality, it will come out without your attorney having to point it out. Any attacks on the prosecutor by your attorney will only make your lawyer look unprofessional and petty.

For more information on how the presence of a DUI attorney is important in a successful defense of a DUI case, contact a Redwood City DUI lawyer from Silveira Law at (415) 795-3890.