The aftermath of being pulled over for a DWI can be very stressful. The consequences are extreme and the actions that you take may have a lasting effect on your daily life. If you’ve been accused of driving while intoxicated, here are two things you need to do.
Hire a Lawyer
It may seem like this in an avoidable expense, but there are many legal factors that a lawyer will understand that you might not, including:
- Implied consent laws
- Blood test analysis
- Officer misconduct
While you might not be able to argue any of these points in front of a judge, a good lawyer can use certain issues to your advantage.
What you say and do in the days, weeks and months following your arrest may have a bearing on your case. Stay silent on social media and try not to do anything uncalled for that might agitate local law enforcement or those that are presiding over your trial. The deck is already stacked against anyone with a DWI arrest, so it’s best not to make things worse.
Many people are able to get a court ruling in their favor after being accused of DWI. To learn more about the steps you need to take to avoid a conviction, call Scholtens and Averitt, PLC at 870-972-6900.