If you get arrested for DUI, you have to act fast to protect your rights. There is a chance you could lose your driver’s license, and some cases even include the possibility of jail time. It might seem like there is nothing you can do to stop this process, but there are defense strategies that work. Knowing what lies ahead will help you plan for how to defend the charges, and will help you overcome any obstacles that may arise in your case. A qualified DUI defense attorney can help you by challenging the breath test results, negotiating for manageable probationary terms, and making sure your driver’s license is protected. But before you get started, it can be helpful to have a little background information on how the process works.
A three part break down of how most DUI cases work goes like this:
- There is a criminal part to your case, and that is the charge of DUI. This is the part of your case where you will need to enter a plea and either go to trial or work towards satisfactory probationary requirements. The evidence that is particular to your case will go help shed light on which direction you should take, and with the help of a competent DUI defense attorney you can face these criminal charges without fear.
- There is an administrative portion to every DUI case as well, and this is the part of your case that has to do with your driver’s license. When you are arrested for DUI, your driver’s license is taken from you. But, you do have the opportunity to ask for your driving privileges to be reinstated in full, or at least in part. To get this review, you have to make a request within 10 days of your arrest. We can help make sure you don’t miss this important deadline, and then fight for your right to drive.
- If probation is the answer for you, this is the part of your case where you have the most control. Once workable terms are negotiated, it is up to you to make sure you comply. If you are not sure what one or more of the terms mean, we will make it clear for you. In most cases you will have to get an interlock device installed in your car, stay out of trouble (which means no new tickets or arrests), and pay your court costs and fines.
Once you have had a chance to absorb the fact you have been arrested for DUI, call us right away. Your 10 days is ticking, and you need to move quickly to protect your rights. For help with DUI defense call us today.
If you have been charged with DUI, call our office to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney. Call today to schedule an appointment.