Drunk driving is one of the most talked about actions that people are told to avoid. Drivers know, from the first time they're stepping into a vehicle, that it is not legal to drink and drive. Despite that, people still drink and drive every day.
In many cases, people do get home safely. Since everyone metabolizes alcohol differently, some people can even drive fairly well at the .08% limit. However, that doesn't mean that it's legal to do so. In fact, if you're caught driving recklessly and have alcohol in your system, you can face a DUI even if you're under that .08% legal limit.
What do you need to do if you've been charged with a DUI?
The first thing you'll need to do is to talk to your attorney. Your attorney will ask a few questions about the case, such as:
- Why you were pulled over
- What you said to the police
- The results of your Breathalyzer test
- The results of any additional blood or Breathalyzer tests taken after the initial arrest
- If you were read your Miranda rights prior to an interview
Looking at the basic questions above, your attorney will have a good idea of whether or not you were treated fairly during the traffic stop and subsequent arrest. Your attorney can also start looking for discrepancies, such as if the breath test results are too different to be accurate or if the arresting officer didn't have reason to pull you over.
With help from your attorney, it's possible to fight the charges you face. Good help will make a difference.