You were only out to watch the game. You hadn’t had that much to drink, but the police officer pulled you over—and before you knew it you were under arrest. You were told that you were being charged with driving under the influence (DUI).
If You Fail to Take Action, Your Whole Life Will Change
Whether this is your first alleged offensive, or subsequent offense, the consequences of a DUI conviction can be significant. You may face a substantial fine, loss of your license, and even jail time. Accordingly, it is important to know what you can do to protect your rights and your future.
Specifically, you need to know that:
- The police are not always right. Police officers make mistakes, and they make them more often than you might think. Whether you were pulled over at sobriety checkpoint on Super Bowl Sunday or by an officer who suspected you of drunk driving, it is possible that the officer made a mistake in the way that he gathered evidence, in the procedures he followed for the arrest, or in another way that could affect the outcome of your case.
- An arrest is not a conviction. Once you are arrested, you may feel as if a decision has already been made and that you have been found guilty of drunk driving. However, this is not true. DUI is a crime, and as is the case with every crime, you are considered innocent until proven guilty.
- You need help right now. DUI cases are aggressively prosecuted in Virginia. There is no exception made for Super Bowl Sunday or any other event. Your freedom is too important to risk. Thus, it is important to hire an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible to help you face the charges against you.
Don’t let this be the last Super Bowl party you enjoy the way that you want. Instead, take action today to maintain your freedom and to get the fair outcome that you deserve. If you have questions about how to hire a lawyer to help you maintain your freedom, then we encourage you to read our FREE consumer guide, How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Virginia. You can also learn more about how we’ve helped other clients accused of DUI by browsing our testimonials.