When and Why to Hire a DUI Defense Attorney

If you have been stopped or arrested for Driving Under the Influence, a DUI defense attorney can ensure that your rights are upheld and explain your options.

If you have been cited or arrested for Driving Under the Influence, it is important to discuss your case with a DUI defense attorney to ensure that your rights are upheld during every part of the process.

• When should I call a DUI defense attorney?

o It is important to call a DUI defense attorney at the earliest possible time during or after your police stop. Remember your rights during any police stop. Provide your name, address, driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance upon the officer’s request. But remember, you do not have to answer questions that could implicate you in any crime. You also have the right to an attorney when you are arrested. Ask for an attorney at the earliest possible time, and consult an attorney before giving a statement to the police.

o When you are released, it is in your best interest to contact a DUI defense attorney at your earliest opportunity. This is particularly important in DUI cases, because much of the evidence that will be used against you is time-sensitive. Video and audio recordings from police cars and police stations are often destroyed every ninety days, so it is important for your DUI defense attorney to request these items at the earliest possible opportunity.

o Even if you were not taken to the station, it is important to contact a DUI defense attorney if you have been stopped for DUI, because the prosecutor’s office may still bring charges against you at a later date based on the incident.

• Why should I hire a DUI defense attorney?

o If you have been cited, arrested, or charged with Driving Under the Influence, a DUI defense attorney can help you in many ways. First, a DUI defense attorney will have experience with cases very similar to yours, so he or she will be able to explain the process from beginning to end. This is important, because the legal system is complex and can be intimidating, particularly to someone who has not dealt with it before.

o A DUI defense attorney will also be able to ensure that your rights were respected at the time of the police stop and arrest, as well as throughout the prosecution of your case. A DUI defense attorney will carefully investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, including the officer’s probable cause to stop your vehicle, the officer’s conduct during the stop, any tests that were administered at the time of the stop or at the police station, any statements you made, potential video and audio evidence, potential witnesses, and a host of other issues that might arise in your particular case.

o A DUI defense attorney will have the legal knowledge necessary to analyze all of these issues, determine the strengths and weaknesses of your case, negotiate your case with the prosecutor, evaluate your chances of success at trial, and explain all of your legal options.

If you have been cited, arrested, or charged with DUI, the experienced DUI defense attorneys of Findley & Rogers, PLLC are available for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Contact us today if you have other questions regarding how a knowledgeable Washington DUI defense attorney can help you.

-Every case is different, Findley & Rogers, PLLC can make no guarantees about the outcome of a case, and nothing in this article is intended to be a comment on the abilities of any particular attorney.

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