When you’re facing a DUI, it’s important to make sure you have a thorough understanding of what you need to do and how your case should be handled. While most people are aware of the need to hire an experienced DUI attorney to help with their case, many people make serious mistakes before they even reach this point. Therefore, it’s important to find out how to best approach your case, from the point you are pulled over, to help ensure the best results for your case.
During the Investigation
While most people are aware it is never a good idea to drink and drive, sometimes mistakes are made. It’s always best to call a friend or a taxi to drive you. However, if you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, there are a few things you need to know to help protect yourself and your case. Always pull over immediately as long as you are in a well-lit area. Always be polite to the officer to get your case off on the right foot. It never helps to get defensive. Don’t make threats or damage the officer’s vehicle. Provide your registration and license when the officer approaches without protest. Never get out of the car and don’t agree to any roadside tests, including the field sobriety test. Stay as quiet as possible to prevent incriminating yourself. You should agree to take one test, and one test only, at the jail or police station.
A DUI Isn’t Just a Ticket
It may be tempting to treat your DUI ticket as any other ticket, but it is actually a serious offense. There are serious penalties that are associated with a DUI and it’s important you are aware of what they are and why you should take them seriously. Whether this is your first DUI or you’ve been down this road before, you need to work with the professionals at North County DUI Center to handle your case with the seriousness it should be. It’s important to hire an attorney within 10 days of your arrest to ensure your case is handled in a timely manner.
We Can Contest Your Charges
Just because you are ticketed for a DUI and must appear in court doesn’t mean you will be convicted. In fact, we can help you contest your charges. We are aware of how the process works and the common mistakes you can often use to your advantage. We understand everyone makes mistakes and sometimes there is a failure of equipment that can lead to false positive results. It’s our job to help you fight these charges to increase your chances of a successful outcome.