When you are facing a DUI case, the process can be very difficult to handle and it leaves most clients with a number of questions about their case and how it will be handled going forward. Being prepared is half of the battle and the more you know about the particulars of your case, the easier the process becomes. Read on to learn more about the most commonly asked DUI questions, so that you can be prepared for your initial consultation.
1. What I Refused To Take The Breathalyzer Test?
There are many clients who allow themselves to fall into the trap of believing that refusing to take a breathalyzer test will allow them to have their case thrown out. In reality, a refusal of this nature is often seen as an admission of guilt and since driving in this country is considered to be a privilege, this is an action that can lead to the revocation of said privilege. Failure to do so can come with severe consequences.
The more time you give your lawyer to fight the DUI case, the better your chances are of experiencing a favorable outcome.
2. Will I Face Additional Charges?
If you were under the influence of additional drugs when you were pulled over, this could lead to added charges. The same goes for those who had other people in the vehicle with them at the time of the incident. If your impairment caused an accident or you were driving with children, an added charge for reckless endangerment is more than likely.
3. How I Do Choose a Lawyer?
You want a lawyer who is experienced when it comes to fighting cases like these and can provide you with a rough outline of what is about to take place. One of the toughest aspects of any legal procedure is the uncertainty involved and when you hire a lawyer, they should be able to give you a fairly clear picture of what is about to happen next.
4. Should I Hire a Public Defender To Save Money?
While there are certain scenarios where a client may not have the necessary capital to pay for a lawyer who is not a public defender, hiring a public defender is not considered wise in most instances. They are typically overworked, inexperienced and do not receive the same level of respect from a judge. A DUI lawyer needs to have experience in the trenches.
5. How Long Should I Wait To Hire a Lawyer?
The more time you give your lawyer to fight the case, the better your chances are of experiencing a favorable outcome. Don’t delay, be sure to contact a lawyer as soon as you are aware that you are under arrest and exercise your right to remain silent until they’ve offered further counsel.
For more information about how you can receive assistance with your DUI case, be sure to contact the law firm of Edersy Suarez as soon as possible.