The internet is full of information, unfortunately not everything you Google or read on Wikipedia is accurate. If you are relying on a quick web search to help get you out of a sticky situation, you might wind up in more trouble. The better course of action is to find a professional that can help you, and who will give you sound advice. If your “sticky situation” involves drinking and driving, it is important to partner with a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney so you can be sure the result you get is the one you need. It is also a good idea to have a general idea of what is fact, and what is fiction.
Three DUI myths, and the actual truth of the matter, that you need to know now include:
- The breath test result is not something you can question. WRONG! The truth is that many breath test results are false positives. You can and should challenge the breath test result. There are instances where the result is attributable to another substance, which is legal, or is invalid because the proper testing procedure was not followed.
- A jury trial is the only way to get a good result. WRONG! Many cases can be resolved favorably through artful negotiation with the prosecution. This takes the element of the unknown out of the equation, because you are made aware of the terms of how your case is resolved rather than being left to guess what a jury will decide.
- The punishment will be the maximum possible. Again, this is not accurate. Most first time offenders do not receive the maximum sentence, and can usually complete their case by performing reasonable probationary terms.
Having a little bit of knowledge about how things work will help you to make decisions about your case that make sense. If you cannot live with the terms of your probation, it will be difficult to successfully complete your case. In order to negotiate requirements you can follow, call us for help. WE will take your personal circumstances and needs into consideration, and pursue remedies that work for you.
If you have been charged with DUI, call our office today. Contact us today schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. The first visit is a free initial consultation.