Difficulty Of Dui Case Analysis

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Cover Letter 1) The purpose of this essay is to shed light on the difficulties of prosecuting DUI’s. Justice is not being served, instead defense lawyers are looking for loopholes to get their clients charges dropped or reduced. 2) I learned their needs to be changes in the legal system. If someone is found not guilty of a crime, it needs to be because they did not do it, not because of a technicality. 3) I found a lot of good information on this topic. I found it hard to stay within the 700-800 word limit. I believe I argued my point well, but staying within the word limit took away some of the “meat” to make the argument. 4) What did you enjoy about this assignment? I enjoyed this assignment because it deals with my civilian…show more content…
It is dangerous and people need to take it seriously. By not finding better ways to prosecute DUI’s more people will continue to be killed. 6) There is no further information I want the Professor to know about this essay. Michael St.John Professor Jodie Baeyens ENGL 102 Effectiveness in Writing June 5, 2012 Difficulty of DUI Cases Driving under the influence (DUI) is a major problem in the U.S. DUIs are dangerous selfish acts that affect all social classes and ethnic groups. DUI’s happen when a person has no regard for the rules or regulations of their state or the safety and well being of fellow citizens. Until DUI laws are more easily enforced so that offenders are held accountable for their actions and victims receive justice, the number of occurrences will not decrease. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, one person is killed every 51 minutes by a DUI driver (“Impaired Driving”). Unfortunately, most of the DUI cases against defendants who hire private attorneys are either dropped or reduced to a lesser charge. Between 1992 and 2008, in 15,280 DUI cases, 64 percent of those cases were either dropped or reduced to a lesser charge…show more content…
This is not justice. The court system is burdened with a heavy caseload. Prosecutors do not have the resources to take hundreds of DUI cases to trial. Trials also cost taxpayers. A private attorney, secured by the defendant, often takes advantage of this situation. With a much lighter caseload, they have the time, expertise, and motivation to look for flaws in the cases (Hurtibise). This is motivation for the prosecution to either drop or reduce the charges in order to concentrate on cases that deal with more serious charges. A special DUI unit should be set up in the court specifically for DUI prosecution giving prosecutors the same advantages as defense attorneys. To alleviate the taxpayer of having to pay the cost of this new unit, the defendant should pay the cost if he/she is convicted of the DUI. In Miami, Florida, attorney Richard Essen has a reputation for getting DUI cases dismissed or his clients being found not guilty. These outcomes are not based on innocence. Mr. Essen specializes in finding a loophole/technicality in the case. Mr. Essen says that the “whole philosophy of this office is to find violations
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