If you are arrested for DUI you need to act fast to preserve your right to drive and to minimize the impact the criminal case has on your life. This includes calling a skilled DUI defense attorney for help right away; because the clock starts ticking the minute you are given a DUI ticket. While every case is unique, there are some things that every DUI defendant should do as their first few steps, these are explained below.
Five of the most frequently asked questions about DUI cases, and what you need to know now include:
- Will I lose my license? When you are arrested for DUI your driver’s license is taken, and you are given a paper license to use temporarily…very temporarily. In order to have your driving privileges reinstated in full or in part, you have to make a written request for administrative review of the revocation within ten days of arrest. Failure to make the request will result in loss of your license for a period of time.
- Will I have to have an interlock device installed in my car? This is a common requirement of probation, for many first time offenders. Whether you will have to have one depends on the terms of your probation, and the negotiations leading up to those terms.
- Is the breath test result reliable? No! Challenging the breath test results should be a top priority for all DUI defendants, because there are instances where the results are wrong. Many factors play into whether the result in your case is reliable, and it takes a full investigation into the particular facts of your case to make this determination.
- Will I be fired for getting a DUI? Your employer should not fire you for being arrested for DUI, but that does not mean it has not happened. One thing to look for here is whether your job duties require you to drive, and if so the status of your license given the fact you have received a DUI. We understand the need to continue working, and can address this issue with you in more detail during an in office visit.
- Will I have to go to jail? Most first time offenders are able to escape a jail sentence, but that does not mean it is not possible. In order to protect your freedoms, put us to work for you today.
A DUI can have serious consequences, but it is not the end of the world. We have helped other people in this situation before, and have the experience and know-how to help you too. Call us today for more information.
If you have questions about DUI defense, call our office for answers. Call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.