Maybe it started with “just one more beer” and escalated from there. You probably didn’t even realize you were still legally drunk when the cop pulled you over, but that doesn’t make the situation any easier. If you were arrested for driving under the influence, it is important to take the right steps to protect your driver’s license and reputation.
Write it all Down
The details are very important in a DUI case, and you may not be able to rely on your memory for accuracy. After you’ve been stopped, write down when and where it happened, the reason you were stopped, whether you took a breathalyzer test, what you told the officer, and whether you took any other tests to determine your sobriety.
If anyone saw you before, during or after you were pulled over, talk to them and find out if they will testify on your behalf in court. Gather as many as you can to further your case.
Privatize Your Online Life
Your social media accounts are the first place the prosecution will look when trying to prove your guilt. Ensure everything is private to keep them from using “controversial” pictures or status posts against you.
Above all else, ensure you hire a reputable and experienced DUI attorney to help you through the court process. To learn more, contact Mihelich & Kavanaugh, PLC Attorneys at Law at 586-776-1700.