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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Arrested for DUI

Posted on in Drunk Driving

Waukesha, WI DUI/OWI defense lawyerAfter a DUI/OWI arrest, you will likely feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. In order to ensure that your rights are protected and increase the chances of a favorable outcome for your case, it is important to clear your mind and avoid making some common mistakes. Here is a list of five mistakes you should be aware of:

1. Ignoring Your Charge

Believe it or not, some people believe that ignoring a DUI charge is a good idea. You should know that taking no action after you have been arrested for a DUI will not cause your charge to disappear. In fact, failing to appear in court for your DUI can lead to additional charges that may result in fines and jail time.

2. Assuming You Are Guilty

It can be tempting to admit to a police officer that you were too intoxicated to drive. However, you should avoid doing so, as this may not be the case. You are not guilty unless the officer discovers that your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above the legal limit, and there were no flaws in the way the test was administered. Allow an experienced DUI lawyer to help you determine whether you are guilty.

3. Not Remembering Your Rights

After a DUI arrest, you should be sure to invoke your Constitutional rights. For example, if the police officer asks you a question, you do have the right to exercise your Miranda rights and remain silent. You should comply with what the officer says to do, but do not feel like you have to answer all of the questions they may ask.

4. Not Acting Quickly

Time can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. You should seek skilled legal representation as soon as possible after your arrest. This way, you can take advantage of evidence that may help your case and reduce your risk of losing your driver’s license for a long period of time.

5. Failing to Hire a Lawyer

A DUI puts your reputation, your freedom, and your future at stake. Therefore, you cannot afford to represent yourself in a DUI case. By securing an experienced DUI lawyer who can search for flaws in the prosecution’s case and build a strong defense strategy, you may be able to reduce your charges or even get your case dismissed. 

Contact a Delafield DUI Defense Attorney Today

If you have been arrested for a DUI, it is in your best interest to reach out to an experienced Waukesha County OWI defense lawyer at Bucher Law Group, LLC. We will help you construct a solid defense and determine your best options for improving your situation. Call us today at 262-303-4916 to schedule a free consultation. 

Sources

https://quotewizard.com/auto-insurance/11-things-you-need-to-know-about-dwi-dui 

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