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5 Steps to Take After Getting Pulled Over For a DUI

 Posted on February 22, 2018 in DUI/OWI

shutterstock_735997507.jpgWhen you get pulled over for a DUI, you will likely feel overwhelmed with thoughts and wonder whether you will lose your license, how your insurance company will react, and who you should talk to first. If you do get accused of a DUI, it is important to follow the following five steps.

  1. Document Everything. You should take the time to write down everything you can remember from your DUI arrest. Doing so can help you build a strong case and may help reduce or dismiss your charge. Some points that are vital to document include:
  • When and where you were stopped
  • Whether a breathalyzer test was administered
  • What the officer communicated to you and vice versa
  • What types of tests the officer conducted

2. Make Your Social Media Profiles Private. If your Facebook page shows pictures of you drinking the night of your DUI arrest, your arrest has a greater chance of turning into a conviction. Even if you are innocent, your photos can be taken out of context and taint your reputation. 

Therefore, you should remove any photos of yourself partying, drinking, or engaging in any type of inappropriate behavior. It is also a good idea to make sure all of your social media profiles are set to private. 

3. Identify Witnesses. If you saw friends, family members, and acquaintances before, after, or during your DUI arrest, you should ask them if they would be willing to be a witness. A witness can significantly strengthen your case and can be the difference between a charge dismissal and a conviction.

4. Hire an Experienced DUI Attorney. An experienced DUI attorney can evaluate the details of your DUI arrest and inform you whether there are any weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case that could help you out. Through legal representation and a solid defense strategy, you may be able to avoid a conviction and move on with your life. 

5. Stay Calm. Although it is easier said than done, staying calm is essential after a DUI arrest. Tell yourself that everyone makes mistakes and focus on what you can do in the future to prevent a DUI stop from occurring again.

Contact Our Milwaukee County DUI Attorneys Today

If you have been arrested for a DUI, it is in your best interest to consult our highly skilled Milwaukee County DUI attorneys today at 262-303-4916. We will work tirelessly to construct a strong defense that may lead to a favorable outcome for your case.









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