A police report is a document that contains the officer’s account of the events leading up to an arrest. In a DUI case, this could include:
- Reasonable suspicion , or what the officer observed that prompted the initial stop of your vehicle
- The officer’s probable cause for conducting a DUI investigation
- Details of your performance on any field sobriety tests
- The result of your breath test
Although the police report should be an objective overview of the events leading up to your arrest, it is a biased document that could contain information that is misrepresented or taken out of context.
As a result, the police report will likely provide valuable evidence that could assist your defense attorney. An experienced DUI defense attorney will know what to look for in examining the police report, which should be among the first pieces of evidence that he or she obtains.