6 DUI Myths to Understand Before Halloween
I can’t get a DUI if I’m not actually driving the car.
I can talk to a lawyer before deciding whether or not to submit to a blood or breath test.
I can refuse a blood or breath test when an officer asks me to take one.
If I am convicted of a DUI, I can get probation instead of going to jail.
I will probably be convicted of a DUI if I am pulled over and arrested while driving under the influence.
There are several arguments that can be made that could potentially prevent a conviction. Before you plead guilty, contact a lawyer to discuss the situation; once you plead guilty, you will be found guilty. If you want to fight for your case, plead not guilty and you and your lawyer can try to beat a conviction. Keep in mind that you can change your plea from not guilty to guilty.
I can defend myself in a DUI case.
Yes, it’s true that you can defend yourself, but it is highly discouraged that you do so. The knowledge and experience that a professional DUI attorney brings to the case will have significant benefits for you. A lawyer will be able to avoid certain mistakes and consequences, they will know the ins and outs of DUI law, the best defenses, and they may have an established relationship with the prosecutor and/or judge, and all of these things will help you get the best possible outcome.
The lawyers at Donahue Law Firm want you to have a great Halloween! But we also want to make sure that you are fully prepared in the case that you are pulled over and have been drinking. If you are arrested, be sure to contact us as soon as possible. Our DUI attorneys have been handling DUI cases for years and have a proven track record for success. If you have questions before you head out to a party, please contact us, we’re more than happy to help.