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4 Things to Do When Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:29
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DWI (driving while intoxicated), just like DUI, refers to driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants, something that is punishable by law. So, whether you refer toit as DUI or DWI depending on your state lingo, it is against the law to drive while you are intoxicated. And because a great majority of people in the state and across the world own cars, this post is a good read for all drivers.

If truth be told, drivers are arrested every day for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence. Some are actually guilty of their charges while others claim that their arrest was wrong and uncalled for. Whichever the case, it is important for every driver to understand the DWI or DUI charges and always be on toes about it. So, keep reading…

First things first, a DWI or a DUI charge will have an immediate impact on your life. It can take away your driving privileges. It might affect your future employment placement and can even lead to jail term. As such, it is imperative for every driver to find out what their options are in advance just in case an arrest is made.

When arrested for driving under the influence;

  • Be polite – Remember that you were pulled over by an officer of the law and stay humble. If you are rude and hostile to the officer, you might make the situation worse than it already is and it might be impossible to get the charges dropped at the end of the day. Give the officer your details and if the officer asks you questions that might implicate you, say that you prefer not to answer until you have your lawyer by your side.
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  • Obtain a copy of the police report and be sure to review it – A police offer might pull you over for several reasons. Busted tail light, swerving the car and speeding are some of the things that might get you pulled over. And because such habits are often associated with DUI, the officer may ask you to go to the station for a test. Whatever happens, ensure that you get your own copy of the arrest report because your DWI attorney Houston will need it for your defense.
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  • Write down everything you can remember before, during and after the arrest – Once you have been released, take some time to write down all that you can remember about that night and do not leave out any detail because even the smallest of details can help your case.
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  • Finally, contact a reliable DUI attorney – DUI or DWI is not just any other legal matter, so the best legal help you can give yourself is the service of a reliable and experienced DUI attorney. So, once the officer has released you, get in touch with a good lawyer. If you don’t have any legal contacts, talk to a friend or family member to help you trace a good DUI attorney as soon as possible.

 

 

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