Summer bonfires and other events can be fun times for everyone involved. Some of these activities might involve drinking alcohol. If you don’t plan properly, you might end up having to get behind the wheel after drinking. This isn’t a good situation, as it can lead to drunk driving charges. We know that you didn’t think this would happen, but it is a sad reality for a good number of people each summer.
There are some instances in which a person is mistakenly accused of drunk driving. Maybe you were just tired or zoned out. You might have even been distracted. But, none of these have the stigma and harsh penalties of drunk driving charges. We know that you probably just want your case to be over and done with. Even though this is the case, don’t try to rush to plead guilty.
You need to be sure that you understand the possible penalties in these cases. The number of prior DUI convictions you’ve had will impact the sentence you face if convicted. In these circumstances, you need to be extra careful about what you include in your defense.
Oftentimes, drunk driving cases are complex. You might have to sort through lots of information, such as why the officer pulled you over the first place. Going over what happened to determine if there are any civil rights violations might be helpful. Scrutinizing the case against you and how various legal concepts are being applied might be necessary.
Ultimately, you have to do what you feel is best for your defense. We can explain your options and offer our advice as to the best defense to present.