If you’ve been pulled over on the side of the road and had the stop result in a DUI arrest, you know just how scary facing a DUI charge can be. There are the ramifications to your driver’s license which can in some circumstances even affect your ability to work or travel to and from school. Then there are the penalties and fees that could involve jail time, community service on more. Lastly, there’s the social embarrassment that comes from not having your license or from having an ignition lock device installed on your vehicle.
There is too much at risk to face such charges on your own. The first thing you need to do is seek qualified legal help by hiring an experienced and successful DUI Attorney.
Hire an Attorney Immediately
Before you do anything else, find yourself a qualified, successful DUI attorney who has a proven record of helping people with Florida DUI cases. Don’t try to save money by going with someone too cheap or waste money by trying to hire the biggest name in Miami. Instead, find a quality attorney you can trust who will spend the time needed to defend your case the right way and charge a fair rate.
There is simply no way to navigate the legal loopholes you’ll have to jump through to fight your case without the insight and experience an attorney provides.
Request a Hearing Right Away
This is essential as well. You only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to file for a hearing or the DUI will be recorded on your permanent driving record which could lead to suspension, arrest, and more. So get ahold of your attorney immediately before the 10 days are up so they can request the hearing for you.
Quick Tips to Survive a DUI Arrest
Once you’ve got an attorney and have requested a hearing, they will be able to guide you in much more detail about what will happen and when and how you should prepare for it. Remember, even though getting a DUI is indeed a frightening experience, if you proceed cautiously and with the help of a qualified attorney you can get through it. To help, here are some quick tips for anyone facing a DUI:
· As is true for all drivers, avoid driving while impaired
· Don’t be helpful to the police’s attempts to gather evidence against you. Roadside tests are voluntary and often inaccurate. You can refuse them.
· You have Miranda Rights – know them and use them.
· Keep quiet during an arrest – choose to take a chemical test after the arrest over a breathalyzer.
· As always – hire an attorney you trust as quickly as possible.
Still have questions?
Please call us for a free appointment with Miami business attorney Yoel Molina in our Miami office at 305-548-5020.