Knowing what to do when you are arrested for DUI is hard, especially if you have never been in trouble with the law before. But even most first time offenders have heard stories from friends or family about what to do if you are pulled over for DUI, or are stopped at a DUI checkpoint. While well intentioned, most friends and family are not in a position to give you sound legal advice regarding what you should do if pulled over on suspicion of DUI. Our team of knowledgeable DUI defense attorneys is ready to help you and will aggressively pursue all legal remedies available to you while working hard to keep your driving status current and minimize the impact a DUI can have on your life.
Three things you should definitely do if charged with DUI are:
- Remain calm: this is easier said than done, but if you are able to keep your wits about you and speak calmly with the officer who pulls you over your case will go much smoother.
- Provide short and polite answers: even though you may be tempted to go into a long explanation of where you have been and what you have been doing, this will only make matters worse. The more you say, the more ammunition you give the authorities to use the information you have provided against you.
- Call an attorney for help as soon as possible: contacting a skilled attorney right away is the best thing you can do to help your case. An experienced DUI defense attorney will review your case and make an immediate request for an administrative review of your driver’s license suspension, and will also ask the appropriate questions to determine if the breath test was properly administered to you. Doing these things is critical to the defense of your case.
We understand that being arrested for DUI is a frightening experience and not everyone knows what to do in the first moments and days after an arrest. Calling on us for help will not only put your fears about the worst to rest, but will also give you a chance to properly defend the charges against you. If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI, call us today and speak with one of our qualified DUI defense attorneys for answers to your most important questions.
If you have questions about how what to do if you are charged with DUI, call our office for answers. Schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.