Inaccurate DUI Police Report

Question: Is it possible for a police report to be inaccurate in Alabama? If so, how can a person defend against this false evidence?

Answer: It is absolutely possible for a police report to be inaccurate. All a police report is an officer’s opinion written on paper. In defending a DUI case, it’s very important not to look at the opinion but rather the underlying facts that the officer relied upon in informing that opinion. Therefore, in all cases that we defend, we gather objective information—such as roadside videos, body camera information, radio traffic—to try to balance and compare what the officer’s opinion is in his report vs. what actually happened.