In our previous blog post, we discussed the standardized tests that police officers use to determine if someone is intoxicated while driving. That battery of tests is only one small part of the events that lead up to a drunk driving charge. Throughout the process, it is important that you know your rights and how to protect them.
Once you are charged with a drunk driving offense, you face a battle to defend yourself against those charges. The penalties of a DUI conviction are serious. Not only can you face fines and time in jail, you can also face a ruined reputation and loss of driving privileges. The latter two consequences can have a huge impact on your life. In some cases, they might mean job loss or a difficulty finding a job.
When you know that you have been charged with a drunk driving crime, you should seek representation as quickly as possible. This allows more time to investigate your case and determine the options for a defense.
We know that facing a drunk driving charge isn’t a pleasant experience. We can help you to learn about the case against you and help you plan out a defense strategy. We can even help you to petition the appropriate legal bodies regarding a license suspension or revocation. In some cases, it might be possible to get a conditional drivers’ license to help you have some normalcy in your life.
Don’t just sit around and wait until the last minute to get answers to your questions and have your case investigated. Instead, take swift action so we can move forward with your defense.