What can I do if I received a DUI charge but there was no dashboard video camera in the police car for me to use as evidence? 10 Answers as of January 27, 2014

Evidence to defend myself in court. The officer lied to get a conviction and it's my word against his. Because there was no camera, can I fight this? In 2014, shouldn't all patrol cars have video cameras?

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The Rogers Law Firm
The Rogers Law Firm | Andrea Storey Rogers
No, not all patrol cars have video cameras. You need to hire an experienced DUI attorney to represent you.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 1/27/2014
Robert S. Evans ESQ | Robert S. Evans ESQ
Not all police cars have video cameras as suggested. A competent DWI/criminal defense attorney will be best able to analyze your situation.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 1/27/2014
Law Office of Robert E McCall | Robert McCall
There is no requirement for a video. Criminal DUI charges are always "He said, she said".
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 1/27/2014
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
Not all patrol cars are equipped with video cameras. There may be other ways to defend against a DUI depending on the evidence against you. I strongly suggest that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your case. (S)he would then be in a better position to analyze your case and advise you of your options.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/27/2014
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
There is no requirement that an officer have a camera on the dashboard, so you won't get very far with that. What you need to do now is hire a DUI specialist, and do it soon because you have only 10 days to save your license.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/27/2014
    Hudson Bair | Hudson Bair
    Unfortunately, there is no legal requirement for police cars to have video. Because there is no video you are stuck with either the police report's version of your facts or whatever testimony is elicited from the officer under oath at an evidentiary hearing.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 1/27/2014
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    You can always fight it. They must have given you a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol level such as a breath test or blood draw. There are very strict rules regarding the admissibility and reliability of such tests such as the maintenance logs of the machine, repair history, certification of the operator, observation period, etc. just to name a few. Have an experienced DUI attorney in your area thoroughly review your entire case to determine the best course of action.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 1/27/2014
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    What should happen does not matter. The vehicle does not have dash camera. That is the end of the story. You can retain an attorney, or you can continue to bitch about the leadership at the police station and how they spend the police budget.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 1/27/2014
    The Law Offices of Harold L. Wallin | Harold L. Wallin
    It is still quite common to have patrol cars that are not equipped with video cameras.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 1/27/2014
    Darrell B. Reynolds, P.C. | Darrell B. Reynolds
    Do not know if you had an attorney at trial, however, you need one to review the entire matter.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 1/27/2014
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