Getting pulled over by a police officer can be frightening for any driver. Immediately, you may be thinking, "What did I do wrong?" and "Will I get a ticket or, worse, arrested?" These thoughts can be spinning around in your head, particularly if you have had a drink before driving.
Before you know it, you may be on the side of the road performing field sobriety tests, breathing into a Breathalyzer and ultimately being arrested for drunk driving. Once you have a moment to actually consider your situation, it can be crucial to contact an experienced defense attorney.
The possible consequences of a DUI conviction can be quite serious. Depending on the charges and the details of your case, you could be facing jail time, fines and license suspension. This can all be very overwhelming, especially when you may already dealing with emotions like embarrassment, stress and helplessness.
However, it is essential that you remember that being charged with a crime does not make you guilty of a crime. You have the right to defend yourself against allegations by scrutinizing evidence, challenging police procedures and speaking with witnesses, in addition to several other strategies.
If you are thinking that this all seems too complicated and complex to attempt on your own, you may be right. Many people do not have the legal knowledge and background to craft an effective defense, and this can make it very difficult to attempt to do so on your own.
Thankfully, the Law Offices of Jere N. Sullivan, Jr. can help you understand your options and prepare for the road ahead. Our firm has experience finding favorable resolutions for people in California who have been charged with DUI, and you are invited to visit our website to learn more about our approach to defending against drunk driving charges.