For many, a DUI (driving under the influence) charge is about more than a suspended license or hefty fine. Out of embarrassment and shame, some slip into depression. These overwhelming feelings may result in different behaviors. While some may walk the straight and narrow, others may act out, casting doubt on their credibility and intent. Whether this is your first DUI charge or a repeat offense, there are some ways for you to face your DUI without sinking your case.
If you’ve been charged with DUI, one mistake to avoid is posting details about your DUI charges on social media. Contrary to popular belief, the prosecution can access social media forums. This is a sure fire way to sink your case—fast. As a rule of thumb, play it safe and stay offline.
While your DUI case is processing, it’s also important to watch your behavior. Your goal should be not to draw attention to yourself, especially negative attention. Imagine how a public display of intoxication may affect your case. It’s almost certain to impact the court’s decision. In the same way, if your driver’s license has been suspended, do not take a risk by driving anyway. Not only could you face longer suspension and jail time, you’d be subject to heavy fines.
Aside from maintaining privacy and playing by the rules while your DUI charge is pending, it’s imperative to show up for your appointed court date. By doing so, you are exhibiting your willingness to cooperate and your understanding of the seriousness of the charges against you.
Get A Lawyer
While many will attempt to navigate the waters of a DUI charge alone, the best way to avoid sinking your case is to get a lawyer. DUI cases are technical and complicated. An experienced lawyer becomes an informed voice, working on your behalf.
At Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP, we believe that quality DUI defense is key to your case. We understand the embarrassment and shame associated with these charges, and we also realize that thorough investigation is needed to work these cases. You can be sure—our attorneys are highly capable in these matters. Call Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP today for immediate and effective representation for your DUI defense.
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