After a DUI arrest, you are likely asking yourself: What should I do next? After all, no one plans to be arrested for a DUI, so it is understandable that you are worried or unprepared for the next steps that need to be taken. In this blog, we explain the important steps that you should take after being arrested for a DUI.
Write Down the Details of your Arrest
To win your DUI case, you will need specific details about when you were arrested. This is why it is important to write down everything you can remember from your DUI stop, even if you think a particular detail is insignificant. Your memory will fade over time, which means some important details that could help win your case might be lost. Answer the following questions to help jog your memory:
- When and where were you stopped?
- Did the officer give a reason for stopping you?
- Was a field sobriety test administered?
- Was a breath test administered?
- Did you tell the officer about what you had to eat or drink that day?
Only share the information about your DUI arrest with your attorney.
Don’t Talk About Your DUI on Social Media
Remember that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court. This also includes your social media posts. Prosecutors and police will often scour social media sites to look for incriminating photos or posts that can be used to challenge your DUI defense. This can have significant consequences on your case and livelihood.
Speak With a DUI Lawyer
You should consult with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. DUI cases can be complex and having a skilled attorney by your side can be the difference between winning and losing in court. Seek out a lawyer with a good reputation and background handling DUI cases.
Have you been arrested for driving under the influence? Contact our Berkeley County team of DUI attorneys to request a consultation today.