STEPS AFTER A DUI ARREST
A DUI arrest is a scary time. You may be pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, or the officer may find reasonable evidence of a DUI after pulling you over for some other reason. Kentucky police officers will ask you to complete field sobriety or Breathalyzer test if they are suspicious. You have the right to refuse these field tests, but there will be repercussions.
If Possible, Call Immediately After A Traffic Stop Or An Arrest For DUI
We recommend that drivers keep the phone number of a lawyer in their cellphones. Call as soon as an officer has pulled you over or after being arrested and we can advise you on the next best steps. At the Kentucky police precinct, you will be asked to give a breath, blood or urine test. You should be given the opportunity to contact an attorney before taking these tests.
Refusing A DUI Test Once You Are Stopped
The Law Office of Patrick E O'Neill, PSC, can advise you on whether or not to complete these tests. Cooperating with the police may help restore your driver's license or shorten your license suspension. We can consult you on a case-by-case basis. If you refuse a DUI test after being pulled over or at the precinct office, there will be consequences. You will likely spend 12 hours in jail, and your Kentucky driver's license may be suspended. If this has happened, we can advise you on options for release from jail and restoration of your driving privileges.
We Can Help Our Clients Get Back On Their Feet
No matter when you call us, we are prepared to direct your defense aggressively from that point on. Our team has experience helping clients facing misdemeanor charges. We will work to have a bond set for you. Next, we will work on a fixed court date, often within a few days of your arrest. You may be required to go to the Kentucky DMV or attend hearings to restore your license temporarily.
Through each stage of your case, we will strategize with you on the next best steps — and the overall best way forward. Our team can determine the legality of the traffic stop when you were pulled over. We will also gather evidence that all police processes and tests were done correctly. If the police made a mistake, we can work with a prosecutor to try to lessen penalties. We are prepared to bring the case to a jury if necessary.
Avoiding Or Lessening DUI Penalties
We have over 20 years of experience helping repeat clients and alleged first-time drunk driving offenders. We will work to help you keep your license, lower the DUI charges and prevent a conviction. You may feel desperate, but we can help give you rays of hope through a candid look at your case.
Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer In Jackson
Together we will work toward a positive outcome when you face DUI charges. Contact us today to learn more about what to expect after a DUI arrest and how to take the best way forward. Call 606-268-4812 or fill out the online form to request a free consultation.