You love having a night out on the town with your friends and colleagues, but the last thing you want is to end up facing trouble with the law. For that reason, you generally stop drinking an hour or so before leaving the bar. You usually call a cab if you need it.
Last night, you left a club feeling fine. You were about halfway home when you saw flashing lights. Moments later, you were talking to an officer who claimed you drove straight through a stop sign and were weaving. You disagreed.
Your Breathalyzer test came back at .06%, which is under the legal limit. Unfortunately, because the officer claims you were driving recklessly, he thinks you deserve to be arrested.
What should you do now?
If you have been arrested for being in violation of the DUI laws in the state, it’s important that you know that you don’t have to say or do anything that would incriminate you. You have a right to call an attorney and have one present for any interviews you may have, too.
When your attorney speaks with you, the first step will be to determine what kinds of charges you’re facing as well as the potential penalties. Your attorney will give you more specific information about the charges and the likely outcome of your case based on the facts that they can gather. They will help you defend yourself and work toward a solution that is fair for you based on the situation. Of course, the goal is to have the charges dropped, but even if that isn’t possible, your attorney can help you minimize the impact of the DUI conviction.