While everyone knows that it is a bad idea to drink and drive, it is something that still happens on a regular basis. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, or any other substance, you likely know that you are facing some very serious fines as well as the potential to lose your driver’s license for a time.
Even if this is your first offense, it is a very serious charge and you need to deal with it properly to minimize the long term impact it can have on your life. Some people are tempted to avoid the costs of hiring an attorney and just represent themselves in the case. In most cases, when people attempt to do this they end up paying far more in fines and they don’t get the outcome to the case that they were hoping for. So, no matter how much or now little you had to drink on the night in question, you always want to hire an experienced DUI attorney to help represent you properly.
What can a DUI Lawyer Do
One of the questions we are frequently asked is, “what can an attorney do in my case that I couldn’t do myself?” While technically an individual could do all the same things that a DUI lawyer can, there is almost no chance that they would. This is because the law is very complicated, with dozens of different laws coming into play. As an attorney, we have studied these laws for many years, and work with them on a daily basis. This will give you the advantage you need to get the best possible results for your case.
Another benefit you’ll get when you have a good DUI attorney fighting for you is the experience working in the specific courts you will be in. We frequently work in almost all the different courthouses in Long Island, NYC, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and throughout Nassau and Suffolk County. Since we work in these areas so frequently, we get to know the prosecuting attorneys and the judges. This knowledge helps us to know how to properly approach each case to have the best chance at winning.
Contact Us Today
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, you want to get ahold of a good attorney as quickly as possible. This is one of those situations where you truly do want to invoke your right to remain silent. Don’t answer any questions that the police ask or give them any information at this time. While you always want to be polite and respectful, you also want to be firm when telling them that you want to speak with your attorney. When you contact us, we’ll have someone down to help you right away.
Getting a drunk driving arrest can be a life changing event, and you don’t want to make the mistake of attempting to handle it on your own. Contact us at 646-397-9529 so we can help you get through this difficult situation.