Legal Rights in Various Situations
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence), also called DWI (driving while intoxicated). If you are stopped, be very polite and do not argue with the officer. If you are placed under arrest, you will be taken to the police station where you will be asked to submit to the blood-alcohol test. Whether or not to submit to a blood-alcohol test depends on various factors. For example, was there an accident? If so, was someone injured? Do you have a commercial drivers license? Are there any illegal substances in your system?
A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can work to get you the best possible result.
If you are suspected of a crime or charged with a violation of law, you must secure the services of a criminal defense attorney to protect your rights, and present your defenses or negotiate a penalty. Since there are varied rules and procedures for different offenses, it is best to have a criminal defense attorney that has worked on your particular type of case to provide you with the best defense. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows what information the government will need to prove your guilt. The defense attorney will also know what information you need to prove your innocence, including whether there are any legal rules justifying your actions.
Make The Right Choice
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