When you get arrested for DUI, you need a criminal defense lawyer you can talk to and who will be there when you make any statement to law enforcement or officer of the court. You face many hurdles both administrative and financial. You are facing a criminal record if convicted. Your driver’s license could get suspended, you could be ordered to pay high fines, and your auto insurance will likely double or triple.
Got a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Charge?
When you get charged with a DUI, you have the administrative problem of trying to keep your driving privileges and the criminal aspect of trying to keep your record and reputation clear. A DUI conviction is not just a financial drain on the family; it can be embarrassing and make you look irresponsible to your employer.
Use Your “Right to Remain Silent”
Most drivers who get arrested for drunken driving admit to the law enforcement officer they have been drinking, which can make it difficult to defend. DUI is a criminal offense with all your Constitutional rights, you “have the right to remain silent,” which is probably the right you should strive to protect most.
Do not make any statement to law enforcement except, “I want a lawyer.” You cannot talk your way out of a DUI charge and saying, “I only had a couple” is no help either because your blood alcohol and chemical test will tell the tale.
Did you ever notice how someone who has been drinking over explains everything? That’s usually the way it is when they get arrested too. One of the telltale signs of a drunk is slurred speech. The best way to overcome this is to make a vow to yourself that if arrested you will not say anything until you have spoken with an attorney.
Why Paulson & Paulson?
With more than 40 years of experience and determination defending clients against DUI charges across Alabama, we have won more than a hundred noteworthy DUI decision on the part of our clients. No matter how overwhelming the evidence against you seems, it is up to the State to prove your “guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”
We have defended clients with failed field sobriety tests, positive blood tests, alcohol in the car, and even some who admitted to the arresting officer they had been drinking and still were able to get the case dismissed and not guilty verdicts in others.
Read some of our successful criminal DUI defenses here .
Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer About Your DUI
Call Paulson & Paulson, PC the Alabama criminal defense lawyer team at (205) 871-8838. Or, use our convenientalabamaduidefense.com contact form to get a free DUI case evaluation. The no-obligation case evaluation is totally free and secure.