You spent a night out with friends in which alcohol was involved, and on your way home police flagged you for a routine traffic stop. It quickly became clear that they suspected you of driving under the influence. You did what you thought you should and either complied with their request to complete sobriety testing or refused. Unfortunately, when all was said and done, they carted you off to jail. What do you do now that you have a DUI arrest on your record?
The arrest itself is significant, but it won’t mean much if you are not ultimately convicted of committing a crime. You have the right to defend yourself, and legal counsel can help you with that. Depending on the details of your case, it may be possible to get the charges dismissed or at least minimize any consequences that accompany a conviction.
Don’t forget about the administrative consequences
Once arrested for DUI, whether you’re convicted or not, in the end, you’ll have to deal with some administrative consequences. That means you’ll need to take steps to restore your driving privileges. If your charges are dismissed, this could happen quickly. If you’re convicted, or you refused sobriety testing, it could take some time. Thankfully, legal counsel can walk you through the process and even represent you at your hearing with the Department of Driver Services.
Don’t go it alone
Don’t let your night out drinking with friends ruin your life. A DUI conviction is never a sure thing. Legal counsel may be able to help you fight the charges and achieve the best outcome possible. To learn more about this topic, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.