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Can I Beat A DUI Charge?

Can you beat a DUI charge?  The answer to this question depends on several factors, but one of the most important is what you do in the moments immediately following your arrest for DUI.  Here are some common mistake people make when they are pulled over for DUI or when they are arrested that can hurt their chances of beating a DUI charge.

  • Roadblock etiquette.  When you are pulled over as part of a roadblock, it is natural to want to cooperate with law enforcement.  However, you should never give up your rights to officers in this situation.  For example, never let officers search your car without probable cause.  On the other hand, it is usually not a good idea to refuse a blood alcohol test, as this can result in even stiffer penalties than the initial DUI charge.
  • Talk, talk, talk.  It is usually best if you do not talk to officers without an attorney present.  If you are placed under arrest, you should speak to an attorney before giving police any information.  This is not just a good idea when you are arrested for DUI but any time you are questioned by the police.  Asking for an attorney is not a sign that you are not cooperating; rather, it is a way of protecting your rights.
  • You cannot handle this alone.  Many people think that a DUI is not important enough to hire an attorney, but these people will often wind up with much stiffer penalties than those who are represented by an attorney.  When you attempt to represent yourself in a DUI case, you often find that you do not know the law well enough to understand all the implications of your charges.  When that happens, you may miss important points that could help you avoid a DUI conviction.

What Does A DUI Attorney Do For Me?

Hiring a DUI attorney is one of the smartest things you can do when you are charged with drunk driving.  The penalties for DUI are very serious, and it pays to have a legal expert in your corner when dealing with the repercussions of a DUI charge. A DUI attorney represents you in every aspect of the case, from the initial court appearance to the final plea or trial.  With a DUI attorney from Amerio Law Firm, you have the best possible chance of a positive outcome to your DUI charges.

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