Have you been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs? If so, you're probably aware that this could change your life in a number of ways.
If convicted, you'll soon find that the penalties can be quite severe. Not only can this impact your personal life, but it can also have a negative effect on your finances and professional goals.
From the start, you need to answer questions such as:
-- Why was your vehicle pulled over by the officer?
-- Is there any other explanation as to why you may have been driving in an erratic manner?
-- Were all legal procedures followed by the arresting officer?
-- What type of equipment was used to measure your sobriety?
-- Were there any discrepancies associated with your arrest?
Along with the above, you should clearly understand the many phases of a DUI charge. In other words, there is more to this than the arrest itself and subsequent court proceeding. You should also consider:
-- Driver's license suspension and any revocation hearing.
-- Any related traffic violations, such as if you were also charged with speeding.
-- The complexities of being a minor charged with driving under the influence.
At our law firm, we provide clients with a high level of assistance throughout every phase of their DUI charge. This goes a long way in putting their mind at ease, letting them know that there is always help to be had.
If you are charged with DUI, don't wait to answer the appropriate questions and learn more about your legal rights.