Being arrested for DUI is scary, and most people don’t know where to turn for help after the arrest. There is a lot of information out there available, but not all of it is reliable. And, when you are dealing with your freedoms and your right to drive, getting accurate advice is a must. In order to put your mind at ease, allow us to explain some of the more popular myths out there about what happens if you get a DUI.
Three DUI myths to watch out for include:
- Believing you will not be able to drive again: while it is true that your license is taken when you are arrested for DUI, you do have the chance to ask for it back or for a limited license. The key here is to act fast and make your request within ten days of being arrested. If you are a first time offender the chances are high that you will be granted a provisional license, and given a limited right to drive.
- Believing the breath test results: science can be pretty cool, but it can also be pretty intimidating if you don’t know how it works. Not all scientific tests are fail proof, and when a mistake in the testing procedure is made it can cause the results to be unreliable. This is true for high school and college level coursework, and is also the case with a DUI breath test. There are several challenges you can make to the validity of the test result, and we can help.
- Believing you will face the maximum punishment possible: a good defense attorney will be able to minimize the impact the consequence of being arrested for DUI can have, and in many cases a defendant is able to stay out of jail while serving their sentence. This is done through an agreement to go on probation, and does require you to do certain things during the probationary term, but for many DUI defendants the terms are acceptable.
Rather than prejudge your case, let us help you. We have experience defending DUI cases of all sorts and can assist with your case too. If you have been arrested for DUI, call one of our DUI defense attorneys today to learn more.
If you have questions about DUI defense, contact us for answers. Call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.