29Jul 2019

Videotaping By Police Does Not Tell All

If you are stopped by the police and suspected of DUI, bodycams, and 
dashcams used by the police do not tell the whole story, especially to a 
jury. With the advent of videotaping by the police with both body and dash cams,
many people believe that everything on video is certain to 
help convict them. Just because you may have had an arrest, interview or 
field sobriety tests recorded by the police, does not mean that you 
should enter a plea deal without consulting an attorney.

Even though body and dash cams reveal a lot to jury members, there is 
plenty that can be contested during cross-examination. For instance, 
police almost always say that a suspect had bloodshot eyes or smelled 
strongly of alcohol. These are two claims that are not backed up well by 
videotaping. The lack of odor is clear, but the look of bloodshot eyes 
is often subjective and the body and dash cams rarely have the zoom and 
focus to accurately assess the color of one's eyes, especially the white 

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is important to 
get an experienced attorney to fight for your rights and question all 
evidence against you. If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, 
Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the State of Vermont, and 
have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for 
aggressive and experienced legal defense.