If you are arrested for a DUI, then you will need to follow a specific series of steps very carefully. However, if you've already been arrested, then it might be a little too late. For future reference, here is what you should do if you are ever arrested for a DUI:
In the vast majority of DUI arrests, here is what happens:
After being pulled over, the officer will test you and then place you under arrest. If the officer uses a breathalyzer, then that will likely be presented as evidence later. If the officer does not take any recorded tests, then you stand a good chance of beating the DUI charge easily.
You will probably be handcuffed, read your rights, and then driven to the police station. If the officer failed to read your rights, you should take careful note of that. Such a mistake can greatly help your case later.
Don't try to argue with the police officer because that can make your case much worse. If you were compliant and polite during the arrest, then that might lend credence to your defense of not being under the influence. Even if you are harassed by the police, don't retaliate. Such violent behavior is likely to lead to additional charges while a pacifistic response in such a scenario is a practically unbeatable defense in court.
As soon as you arrive at the police station, you should call your attorney at the first opportunity. If you don't have an attorney's number already, you should get one immediately.
Having a lawyer's contact info on hand could mean the difference between being sent to jail and getting your case dropped. A good DUI attorney will be able to identify any mistakes by the police and capitalize on them and secure your freedom.
Don't answer any questions that might be incriminating until your lawyer has arrived. Your lawyer will tell you which questions you need to answer and which you don't. Your lawyer should explain how the following court proceedings work and what your chances are of winning. You should tell the lawyer absolutely everything you remember from the initial arrest because your freedom might be contingent up small details such as how the arresting officer acted and what they said.
Whenever you talk to the police from this point onward, make sure to have your lawyer present at all costs.
If you follow these simple tips, then you should beat your DUI charge in no time.Share