Here’s What to Do After a DUI Arrest
A DUI arrest can throw any driver off-guard. You may have been leaving a nice dinner with friends or may have gone out for drinks with your partner. As you are driving home around 2am, you suddenly see police car lights in your rearview mirror. Immediately, you ask yourself how much you have had to drink and whether you are actually “drunk.” Here’s what to do after a DUI arrest.
The Steps to Take
The law enforcement officer may pull you over to the side of the road and ask for your license and registration as well as inquire about where you have been and where you are going. The officer may ask you to step outside of the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests. Depending on what the officer sees and his or her own evaluation of your field sobriety tests, he or she may arrest you for driving under the influence (DUI).
So what should you do if you have been arrested for DUI in California? You should get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. You may be at risk of being convicted and may face harsh penalties, including imprisonment , fines and driver’s license suspension. An experienced lawyer can fight on your behalf to help you avoid these consequences.
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