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Remember that You Have Rights in A DUI Stop

Dec. 21, 2018

With Christmas less than a week away and New Year's Eve following just behind that, now is the time for you to make plans for getting home if you are going to go to parties that include adult beverages. One thing that you don't want to do is to get caught driving drunk by the law enforcement officers who are working to keep the streets safe this holiday season.

If you are pulled over on the suspicion of drunk driving, remember that you have rights. These can be very important since you don't want to say or do anything that will incriminate you. One thing to know is that due to implied consent laws, you have the right to refuse to take a chemical test; however, you will have to deal with the consequences of that decision. This includes the possibility of losing your driver's license.

We realize that people make mistakes. If you make a poor choice this holiday season and are facing a drunk driving charge, you should start planning your defense quickly. This can include several elements, so don't think that you can wait until the last minute to get started. We can work with you on a plan as soon as you find out you are facing criminal charges.

Don't forget that you will also have to plan to address the administrative penalties in these cases. This makes a drunk driving charge a bit more complex to face than some other criminal charges. We can help you navigate through it all, so you aren't trying to figure it out on your own.