Why partnering with a DUI Lawyer is the Smartest Choice You’ll Make
A DUI is a serious charge—one that can make some significant changes to your life. Aside from a hefty fine, a DUI can result in loss of license and the requirement to attend classes or complete community service hours. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, a DUI could mean time in jail, termination of employment, etc.
The best way to avoid a DUI and staying safe on the road is to always designate a driver or to use public transportation when you know you will be drinking, but, sometimes things don’t happen as planned. DUIs can and do happen to absolutely anyone—of any age, of any race, of any income level.
Being charged with a DUI is just the start of a long, hard road. If you are charged with DUI, the first phone call you make should be to an experienced DUI attorney.
What a DUI Attorney can do for you
Many people accept traffic violations as part of driving, and do not attempt to dispute them. When it comes to something as serious as a DUI, even those who are likely to contest a speeding ticket may not think they have a way out of the issue. However, there are a lot of different elements that go into a successful DUI prosecution. Proper evidence is of huge importance here, and police officers don’t always collect it properly. An experienced DUI attorney can guide you through the process of disputing the charges and ensure the prosecutor is held accountable to prove that you violated the law beyond a reasonable doubt. If they can’t prove each and every element of the charge, you cannot be found guilty.
There may be evidentiary issues that must be questioned properly and could potentially get the charges dismissed. Procedural issues are often overlooked by the general public because they don’t know the law and many people don’t question the police. The only way to truly know what the evidence reveals is to hire an experienced DUI attorney to review the circumstances of your arrest.
If you’ve been charged with DUI, do not hesitate to contact a DUI attorney. Partnering with an attorney quickly can make all the difference in your case. Your attorney will review the law and the evidence with you and advise you about potential options. Connecticut offers pretrial programs for people who qualify. Successful completion of a pretrial program will ultimately dismiss the charges after a determined amount of time.
Don’t let a DUI derail your entire life. Call The Upton Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced DUI attorney.