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Defending a DUI Case

Kevin Phelps May 31, 2022

Driving under the influence is a charge with very serious repercussions. This charge not only looks very bad on your record but can also make it much harder for you to get fair auto insurance prices. You need to be well prepared to defend a DUI case in order to get the best outcome.

Understand the Law

There are many different laws about driving under the influence that have varying penalties and severity. These laws differ based on your age (whether or not you are above legal drinking age), and if you injured someone while driving under the influence among other factors. Make sure to research the DUI laws in your state to know what you are up against and better prepare for your hearing.

Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

Because the laws surrounding DUI cases are so nuanced and varied, it is essential to hire a criminal defense attorney. These attorneys are well versed in law and have lots of experience defending DUI cases. Without a criminal defense attorney, it will be much harder to properly defend your own case. You would need to do many hours of stressful research to prepare for the case. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney can help reduce that stress. A professional will also make sure that you get the facts and the law straight for your hearing.

Determine the Objectiveness of the Arrest

The first thing that a criminal defense attorney will do is determine the objectiveness of your arrest for DUI. This means that the attorney is determining if the officer who made the arrest had right to suspect that you were driving under the influence. Plausible reasons for suspicion may include speeding, drifting into other lanes, or other erratic or dangerous driving. Make sure to tell your defense attorney all of the details you remember from right before and when you were pulled over; each detail is important and could help build your case.

Sufficiently preparing for your hearing will give you your best shot at defending your case. Understanding the case and the laws surrounding DUI are the basic foundations of sufficient preparation. Doing your own research as well as working with professionals are your best bet for building a strong case.

 To learn more about DUI cases and how to defend them, contact Dave Clark Law Office here. Dave Clark has defended many clients in DUI cases and can help you with yours!