Arrested for a DUI? Defend yourself and your rights

Drunk Driving
By Goodwin Como, P.C.

You wanted to have a fun night out, and that’s exactly what you did. You probably drank a little more than you wanted to, but you didn’t think it would impact your ability to drive safely.

Unfortunately, you weren’t right. You ended up colliding with another vehicle. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but you’re now facing a DUI, reckless driving charges, and other penalties. At this point, the most important thing for you to do is to defend yourself. If you don’t have a solid defense, you could end up facing many more penalties than if you did work to defend yourself.

What will your defense attorney do for you?

Your defense attorney will:

  • Make sure that the arrest, stop or interactions with the police were done in accordance with the law
  • Help protect you against unfair bias
  • Work to find out what information and evidence the prosecution has
  • Work with you to learn about alternative penalties and options
  • Help minimize the impact of the charges on your life.

Your attorney will also take time to help you work on showing that you understand your actions and are working to improve yourself. For example, they may encourage you to seek substance abuse treatment prior to going to court, so you can show the judge that you’re willing to do what it takes to help yourself and protect others without being ordered to do so.

With any DUI charge, there is a significant risk of facing time in jail, losing your license and having to pay hundreds or thousands in fines. DUIs have lasting consequences, but by working with your attorney, you may be able to minimize them.