3 Things for a DUI…

The start of December always sees a huge increase in the number of DUI
cases filed in our courts. I get calls from good people who have never
had a run in with the police who find themselves in a world of hurt.
Here’s three things to remember if you or your loved one ever gets in


1. Once you’re under arrest, you gotta take a test:


As a condition of your drivers license, you have promised to give a
breath or blood test once you have been arrested for a DUI. Any doubt if
you are under arrest? Ask! If you don’t give a breath or blood test,
you will lose your license for one year. Worse yet, they can just get a
warrant and take your blood anyway, so there is no reason to refuse
after an arrest. Under Arrest? = Take the Test!


2. We only have ten days to demand your DMV hearing:


The first thing that we do once retained is demand a DMV hearing. If you
don’t demand a hearing within ten days, you will automatically  lose
your license. Plus, we lose a tactical advantage when we fail to  put
the DMV on the defensive. When I demand a hearing, it’s the only  way I
can get an advance copy of your police report. You never know  what
technicalities I might find in your file. I’ve been reading these
reports for  over fifteen years now, and I know what to look for. If
there is a technical problem with your case that makes it hard for the
county to prosecute, I’ll find it.  This may be our best shot at getting
the case dismissed entirely!


3. Everyone does not get the same deal:


A majority of the people who hire me have no defense to the charges. They
are 100% guilty. Why do they hire me if they have no defense? My job
for them is to first make sure that there truly is no legal defense. But
if they are truly guilty, I can make a huge difference for them. Most
of my clients would really prefer not going to jail. I can make that
happen in most cases with my knowledge of alternative sentencing. Most
of my clients like to drive. I can get them back on the road sooner so
they can get to work. Most of my clients are stressed out and don’t
understand the system. I give them peace of mind and help them through
this process, especially when they are 100% guilty. Don’t go it alone;
the consequences can be too dire to risk not getting the best deal.


I hope that no one you know never needs this advice during the holiday
season. But please share these helpful hints with your friends, even the
ones who you think will never need it. Please remember that getting a
ride home is the only safe way to avoid a DUI once you’ve been


Have a safe holiday season!

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