I’ve been arrested for a DUI, now what?

Confused and wondering what happens following a DUI arrest? You are not alone in this feeling! How should you know—the police create an environment that makes you feel like there’s little hope of defeating this serious charge. Take a deep breath and know that you have options.

Let’s start with this simple but important truth—just because you have been arrested for a DUI does not mean that you will be convicted of it! Following an arrest, the prosecution in your case will still need to bring formal charges against you, and then there will be a trial and sentencing. This will actually take months, which will give you time to hire an attorney and allow him to begin building your defense strategy, among other things.

Contrary to what you might believe, the prosecution in your case actually has their work cut out for them and convicting you of a DUI is not as easy as they might have made you think. Not only will the prosecution need to provide some pretty convincing evidence, but they will also need to defeat the various defenses asserted in your case. And this is only fair—Key West DUIs carry such life-changing punishments (everything from jail time to disclosing DUIs on employment applications) that convicting individuals of a DUI should not be easy.

Time is of the essence when it comes to DUI cases, which is why you should not hesitate to get in touch with attorney Alan Fowler to help with your defense. Ultimately, working with an attorney can save you time and money in the long run, here’s how:

  • Time: DUI’s are a paperwork-heavy process and the court is not very forgiving when it comes to missed deadlines or mistakes. An attorney can ensure that all these important mistake-free deadlines are met. Additionally, an attorney will work to build your defense strategy and allow you to focus on the other aspects of your life that need your attention at this time.
  • Money: Getting convicted of a DUI is very expensive. Not only are the fines and fees high, but you might also have to deal with an extended period without driving privileges in addition to other penalties that can cost you much more than you think. The price of hiring an attorney that is able to reduce or eliminate the charges against you pales in comparison to the price of dealing with a DUI for the rest of your life.

If you or a loved one has recently been arrested for a DUI, be sure to give Key West attorney Alan Fowler a call immediately to set up your free initial consultation and discuss your case further. Alan will work tirelessly on your defense and guide you through the entire process. The sooner you call the better! 305.912.2516