One of the questions that I've had pop up is if my client is in an accident and it's not their fault and a person that caused it actually was drunk and they actually got cited for a DUI can that be used against them to try and settle the case? The answer is it depends if it goes to courts usually that will not come in. It cannot be used against them but there are ways that you could get it in for character witnesses’ reasons. But I can tell you that when it comes to pre-settlement, I use that as leverage and the insurance companies do know obviously that the person was charged with a DUI and that's going to hurt them. They really do not want that to go to trial so the answer is it depends but yes it can be used as leverage to try and settle your case.
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