Being arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a scary experience. People wonder where to turn and what their options are. Many do not know what sequence of events happen after a DUI charge. While failing chemical testing is the most common reason you may be charged with this traffic violation, you are also at risk of being accused of the offense even if you did not take any substance. You may also be charged with a DUI if you were taking substances prescribed to you by your doctor, or inadvertently took prescription drugs in the wrong combination. The mere refusal to submit to the test may be enough to make you look guilty.
At first, it may seem like fighting your DUI is a lost cause. Many people simply walk into court and plead guilty without understanding the consequences of pleading guilty to a Driving Under the Influence charge. Apart from losing your driving privileges , you may also get a driver’s license suspension, pay fines, and go to jail upon conviction. In some instances, your driver’s license may be revoked without a hearing. For example, if you are charged with a DUI and get involved in a crash that leads to serious injury or fatality, you could lose your right to drive completely.
If you have been accused of a DUI, do not hesitate to call us. We will guide you through the process and defend you against the charges.