Most people who are arrested for driving under the influence are frightened and confused. They don’t know what to do next.
If you find yourself in this situation, you need a proper defense. Whether you had just one drink or not, the results of a DUI stop are often the same. If possible, you should fight. Taking the necessary steps is crucial.
Step 1: Take a Chemical Test
A chemical test is required in most states. Refusal to comply is punishable by law. A chemical test will determine your current blood alcohol level. It is how police officers determine the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream. If you refuse a field sobriety test, especially after an accident, you have a lot to lose. Take the chemical test.
Step 2: Contact an Attorney
For a DUI court case, you never want to settle for a general attorney. DUI law is complex and requires vast experience and in-depth understanding. While any attorney may represent you, only a specialized DUI attorney will provide a favorable outcome. Your chosen lawyer will walk you through the entire process, handle paperwork, and prepare a viable defense for the court case.
Step 3: Prepare for Arraignment
During the trial, the arraignment period is when you’ll enter your plea. It’s best not to plead guilty. It is entirely possible to fight a DUI case and win. However, you need experienced counsel on your side. A plea of not guilty will ensure you receive a jury trial, where it is possible to show you were never driving drunk, or perhaps challenge the accusations in another manner.
If you’ve been accused of driving under the influence, contact Joe Knows Law online or by calling (972) 562-9700. We’ll sit down with you and discuss a favorable path. In fact, we’re awaiting your call today!