Any charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious criminal violation, as a conviction can result in penalties ranging from a fine to a license suspension to jail time.
Since a conviction can change your life in many ways, it's important to learn more about your legal rights and the type of DUI defense strategy that best suits your situation.
Here are three questions you need to address during this difficult time:
- Why was your vehicle pulled over? In short, you want to know if the officer had reason to pull you over, such as if you were driving in an erratic manner.
- What type of equipment was used to measure your sobriety? This is an important question because using the wrong equipment or defective equipment could lead to inaccurate results.
- Were there any flaws in the arrest procedure followed by the officer? Take detailed notes in regards to what happened from the moment you were pulled over.
At our law firm, we make it clear to our clients that they have legal rights. Just because you were arrested for driving under the influence does not mean that it will lead to a conviction. There are steps you can take and defense strategies you can use to help avoid this.
The most important thing you can do is review your arrest, think about all the right details and then implement a defense strategy that you can trust. With this approach, you're giving yourself a better chance of avoiding a conviction and moving on with your life in the near future.