What to Do After a DUI Arrest
Charged with DUI? Call our Birmingham DUI Attorneys!
Many people think it will never happen to them. They always set up a designated driver and make sure to wait long enough after having just one drink. Maybe you had more than you realized or started taking a new medication that you didn't know would affect you so strongly. Whatever the cause, you now find yourself arrested for DUI. What do you do?
If you are unsure of what steps to take after a DUI arrest, our firm is here to help.
Regardless of your situation, you need to retain proven legal representation as soon as possible. Even if you believe you are completely innocent or the arrest was a misunderstanding, you could still be facing serious consequences if you do not have the right defense. Let Tidwell Law Group, LLC help you navigate this difficult and often overwhelming time!
Tips on Navigating a DUI Arrest
Our Birmingham DUI lawyer has been representing clients throughout Alabama for over 17 years. He understands how to effectively build strong defenses for our clients, no matter the circumstances. Allow our firm to provide the counsel, insight, and guidance you need to protect your future and your freedom.
You should make sure you carefully review the following tips for after an arrest:
- Avoid admitting guilt or trying to explain yourself to officers
- Comply with any request for chemical tests
- Only provide necessary information to law enforcement (name, address, etc.)
- Ask to speak with an attorney right away
- Exercise your right to silence until you have representation
- Provide as much information as possible about your arrest to the attorney
- Work with your lawyer to review any evidence against you
- Schedule a DMV hearing for your license
Many people don't realize it at the time, but officers often violate their rights during a DUI arrest. This type of infraction can be used in court to get evidence, or even charges, dismissed.
You will also need to act fast to keep your license during the trial period, or else it may remain suspended even if your charges are dismissed. You will have 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV, where you will be able to present your case and argue why your license should be unsuspended. Our attorney can also help you prepare for this hearing.
Retain a DUI Attorney in Birmingham Today
If you believe that an arresting officer violated your rights or failed to follow proper procedures, be sure to contact our firm right away. We can carefully review your case and help you determine the best possible defense. Do not wait any longer to start building your defense!
Give us a call today to schedule your free, initial consultation.