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Three Mistakes to Avoid If You are Arrested for Drunk Driving Over the Holidays

December is a common time for drivers to be pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Nationally, it is Impaired Driving Prevention Month, which means that local police may be even more aggressive than usual in arresting drivers for suspected DUIs.

If you have been arrested then you are likely scared, confused, and worried. Your thoughts are no longer focused on enjoying the holiday season. Instead, you are concerned about your freedom in the New Year.

Don’t Make Your Case Harder Than it Has to Be

As you try to get through this difficult time and resolve the charges against you, it is not only important to do the right thing but it is also important that you don’t do the wrong thing. To that end, it is important that you do NOT:

  • Talk to the police. Anything that you say can be used against you, so don’t say anything.
  • Try to handle this yourself. The police and the prosecutors know more than you do and are eager to issue consequences after a DUI arrest. You are at a disadvantage in this fight unless you hire an experienced DUI lawyer who isn’t afraid to stand up to the authorities and protect your rights.
  • Assume that there is no way out. An arrest is not a conviction. The police, the prosecutors, and even the judge may have preconceived notions of your guilt, but that does not mean that a conviction is a foregone conclusion. There is help available.

Instead, learn how to effectively fight the charges against you.

Get Started Right Away

You don’t want this charge hanging around any longer than necessary. Make today the day you learn more about your rights and take steps to protect your future. You can get started immediately by reading our FREE consumer guide, How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Virginia, and by watching our free videos. If you would like us to consider your case you can also fill out our online contact from for a confidential and quick review.