If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, or DWI your chances will fare much better if you have an attorney representing you. The result of these charges can be very serious, so there are a few key topics you will want to touch on during your initial consultation.
Let the attorney know about what field sobriety tests were administered. Be honest about how much you had to drink or what substances you may have used or consumed. Let the attorney know the results of breath, blood or urine tests that were administered.
The attorney will also need to know if you refused certain tests. If this is a first offense the penalties will often be less than if you have had past DUI or DWI arrests or convictions. This can also pose significant weight on how long you will be without a driver’s license and the steps you will need to take to have your driver’s license.
You should also let them know about any financial or employment ramifications. In some situations, they might be able to help you apply for a work permit that would still allow you to drive to work and back. Keep in mind that this almost never applies to a job where you drive for a living, such as package delivery, or transportation.
If you have recently been arrested and charged with a DUI or DWI and you would like to explore your options, please call us at 801-722-8918 to schedule a consultation.