Getting arrested for driving under the influence, or DUI, is confusing. There are a lot of complicated legal issues that are thrown at you. For example, being arrested for DUI does not mean you are guilty!
A DUI arrest is complicated and different than a traffic violation because it includes both criminal charges and administrative penalties. It is important to contact attorney Christine M Bechtold immediately after you are arrested because we only have 10 days to submit our letter to the Department of Driver Services regarding administrative penalties; otherwise your license may be suspended automatically. Taking on a DUI defense on your own can be more costly in the long run due to Court fees, suspensions, and fines, not to mention the impact it may have on your criminal record.
After you are arrested for a DUI you will be required to go to Court. If you plead guilty and pay the fine you are accepting all the points and consequences associated with that. Those consequences can include additional fines, probation, and even jail time!
It is critical to contact an attorney as soon as a DUI arrest occurs so that the proper steps in the legal process can start immediately.