Do you know that feeling you get when you see police car lights go on in your rearview mirror? Your stomach kind of drops and you might even begin to get a little hot under the collar, but that is mild compared to how it feels to be arrested. Most people are not arrested and charged with a crime on a daily basis, so if it happens it is scary and confusing. It can be hard to figure out where to turn for help, and the decision you make will impact the outcome of your case. The best choice is to go with an experienced and knowledgeable defense attorney in the area of law that fits your case, and allow a professional to help you sort through the facts and reach satisfactory conclusions.
For DUI cases it is important to find an attorney that knows the law, and who will avoid these four common DUI mistakes:
- Failing to seek an administrative review of your driver’s license suspension on time. You only have ten days after the date of arrest to ask for a review of the suspension and if you do not make a request within that time you are not allowed to do so later. Missing this deadline has the harsh consequence of leaving you without a driver’s license for an extended period of time.
- Failing to attack the breath test results. Every case should be reviewed for a flaw I the testing procedure, because if one is found it is possible to have the charges dismissed or reduced.
- Failing to explore other causes for the test result. If you are taking medication your test may show a BAC over the limit when in fact it was not that high.
- Failing to interview the police officer who made the arrest to determine if the initial stop was valid.
Many DUI cases can come to favorable resolutions. Seeking assistance from an attorney who has worked with the prosecutor’s office in the past and is familiar with the procedure will put you at ease. Our team of DUI defense attorneys has this experience and is here to help you.
If you have questions about DUI charges, call a competent criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast for help. Call us to schedule an appointment.