Four Things To Think About If You Have Been Arrested For DUI
Being prepared for life’s upcoming events helps to put you at ease, and allows you to tackle your daily routine with confidence. But if part of what you have to deal with involves going to Court, or fighting to keep your driver’s license safe, the need to know what to expect becomes even greater. To find information about what goes on in Court, you can turn to a few sources. The internet is always full of advice, as are your friends and family. But if you want to get the real story, it is always best to go to a trusted legal professional. Our office helps people fight DUI’s and other criminal charges, and can give you the information you need to make decisions that work for you.
Four things to think about, and that will play vital roles in the defense of your case, if you have been arrested for DUI are:
- Most DUI arrests are made after a driver is asked to submit to a breath test and that test shows a blood alcohol content over the legal limit. Many people accept the breath test results at face value, but the truth is there are several challenges you can make regarding the reliability of the test itself, and thus whether the results are valid.
- When you get arrested for DUI you will have your license taken away from you. But, this does not mean that you cannot drive, you just have to do a little work to maintain driving privileges. You have ten days after the date of arrest to ask that the revocation of your driving privileges be administratively reviewed. We can make that request for you, so you are sure not to overlook the short ten day deadline.
- You will have to go to Court at least once, and this can be scary for a lot of people. But we will go over what to expect in Court with you, so you are comfortable with the procedure.
- If you enter a plea to resolve your case, you will probably be required to go on probation. The terms of your probation depend on what is negotiated on your behalf, and in order to get the benefit of the bargain you make when negotiating probation you will be required to follow certain rules. If you make a mistake, your probation can be revoked. Our job is to make sure you fully understand the rules and regulations imposed upon you during probation, and help you to be successful.
If you have questions about DUI defense, we have answers. We will help explain the process to you, so you will know what to expect when you go to Court or when making a decision about how to best resolve your case.
For help with questions about DUI defense, call our office to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney. We help people charged with all sorts of crimes in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Call today to schedule an appointment.