If you have driven under the influence of alcohol and now have a DUI, which is a citation given by the police to those who have failed field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, contact a DUI attorney immediately. Drinking and driving is against the law; it puts yourself and others in danger. You should absolutely take responsibility for your own life, the life of others, and the human race in general by refusing under any circumstances to drink and drive, to allow someone to drink and drive, or to ride with someone that may be impaired by alcohol.
Though there are a few case and circumstances when sobriety tests can yield false positives, if you have been accused of driving under the influence, you will cited and ticketed, but you still need the guidance of an experienced professional to navigate the legalities and impending court cases for you. In this country, everyone accused of any crime has the right to an attorney even under a guilty plea, and you must take this opportunity. A DUI lawyer is knowledgeable of the rules and consequences that accompany drunk driving charges, and he will be able to negotiate your sentence and help to lessen the impact of your offense on your future and in some instances, he can even discredit the results of the sobriety test.
Call for defense as soon as the arrest occurs. If you believe that the sobriety test was mis-administered or that there is some reason that your BAC test would have come back with a false positive, begin by requesting that your test results be investigated. There are rules that police officers must follow when breathalyzers and sobriety tests are administered, and it must be proven that the tending officer of the law was within his rights and your rights when the roadside tests and accusations were given.
If you are moving forward with a guilty plea, know that the laws and procedures for a DUI case spin an intricate web that can only fairly be navigated by a properly trained attorney with superior expertise in the area. The sentences for driving under the influence vary substantially, and it is in your best interest to have someone bargain your sentence for you. Although you should certainly have consequences for your offense, the combination of community service, license suspension and jail time can interfere with your ability to work, provide for your family, and keep your debts at bay. A lawyer will help negotiate an applicable punishment for you that will not be a detriment to your livelihood.
You should accept your sentence without resistance, but you should also know that the crime does not have to scar your record, your career, or your life in an overly detrimental way. A DUI attorney is a must in negotiating these aspects for you.
Please do not drink and drive. Your impairment and poor judgment can cause loss of life – an irreparable repercussion. If you make it out alive, contact an attorney immediately.