Have your rights been violated during your first DUI DWI arrest? DUIRights.com has seen first DUI cases that have gone horribly wrong for innocent first time offenders who simply had one drink over a state limit. The time is now to find out what mistakes have been made by the arresting officer or station.
Beware of attorneys who will quickly get you an easy plea bargain on your first DUI charge. You will quickly find out that you have wasted thousands of dollars on an expensive lawyer that gets you supervision on your first DUI arrest. A public defender can get you supervision on your first DUI charge. Even if you blew well over the legal limit there is still plenty of hope for you to minimize or dismiss all DUI penalties.
Did you know that a first DUI conviction and even DUI supervision will show up on your record? Many employers will not even consider employment for anyone who has a DUI on their record. The bottom line is you must fight to get these charges dropped and get your life back on track. Most importantly you must learn from your mistake and move forward without getting slammed by extreme DUI penalties.
DUIRights.com believes all police have noble intentions but on first DUI victims they are sometimes much too harsh and use scare tactics on innocent drivers. Your immediate action is required in order to challenge all aspects of the arrest.
How to Overcome a First DUI Arrest
FIRST TIME DUI
Most states will only categorize a first time DUI as a misdemeanor. But don’t let this mislead or fool you into thinking you are safe. Your first DUI arrest is a big deal. A DUI arrest, especially a first DUI arrest, is something to be taken quite seriously. This first time DUI will get put on your record and stay there. What does this mean exactly? It means that you need to consider the consequences of your actions, both long and short-term. This is an offense, especially ones that are first time, that is fully punishable by law. So what will happen?
FIRST TIME OFFENSE DUI
Most think they will only get probation. Now this may or may not happen, depends on the case. But don’t think the courts will let you off this easy. That only happens in the movies or on TV. Some courts can push for you to serve some time. This could happen as part of your probation. This depends on the state you reside in. One thing is for sure, you will get your license taken away. It will get taken away and suspended. This even holds for a first DUI arrest. There are other consequences to a first time offense as well.
OTHER CONSEQUENCES TO A FIRST TIME DUI OFFENSE
1) Court costs
2) Probation fees
3) Other court costs, such as with the urinalysis
4) Complete hours of community service
5) Attend drug and alcohol meetings regularly
Now you may be able to apply for some kind of occupational license, just to get around for work and school. But this is up to the state to decide. You have to attend and be accounted for with the meetings. If not, the courts can take further action. If you still don’t think this is big deal, you need re-read the above section. This is not a joking matter. The courts take a first offense DUI very seriously.
WHAT OTHER FACTORS WILL INFLUENCE YOUR PUNISHMENT FOR A FIRST OFFENSE DUI
1) Was a child in the car with you, at the time? This can carry some serious weight in the courts. Even if this was a first time, you may still get charged with more then just a misdemeanor.
2) Did you refuse to provide a breath test? This is not a laughing matter. In many states refusing the test means that you get punished more severely, especially if you are found guilty.
THE LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES OF THESE ACTIONS
A first offense DUI may not seem that bad, especially if you just get probation. But it does cause a ripple-effect. It will go on your record, as I stated above. It can be and will be used against you at a later time. If you end up getting a second charge on the record, this will increase this likelihood exponentially. How does this change your history? Depending on your state and how many offenses you have, it could bring you up to felony charge. Some states, like Texas, will do this after the third offense.
It will also impact your employment record. Some companies will not take a chance on a person if he or she has this on their record. So the likelihood of you getting a job just got decreased. All it takes is one time and a job offer can close it’s doors on you.
You insurance rates will go up too. Some of you may not believe this. Take a chance and then see what happens. Insurance companies will do one of two things. They will either increase your rates or drop you. Many companies have been known to drop someone, even after the first offense. They don’t look at you as a good risk. Another pitfall is they will not cover all the costs, if any. Again, you are not a good risk to them.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE BEEN WRONGLY ACCUSED
Now this does happen. Some people are wrongly accused of drinking and driving. Sometimes officers will pick out a person, just to satisfy some personal agenda. Don’t laugh, it does happen. There could be many things that are being held against the person. Don’t take the law into your own hands. If you do, you are finished even before you started.
What you need to do is to hire a DUI lawyer. But be specific with what you are looking for. Never go with someone who is looking to get you off with a simple plea bargain. Those who are looking for a plea bargain that quickly are usually up to something. You will find you have wasted a ton of money on someone who didn’t really have your best interests at heart. Don’t waste your time on them. Do some well-educated research and find someone better. You need someone who can get to the bottom of things. Find out what is being used against you and why. You also need someone who knows how the law works and what your options are. Don’t go and pick someone mediocre, pick someone who knows what they are doing. Who is that person exactly?
We are the right choice when it comes to any DUI offense. Simply log onto the website and fill out the form. We have the experience you actually need with a name you can really trust. Once you get done filling out the form, we will hook you up with the right lawyer for you. Once that is done, the lawyer will contact you. He or she will go over everything and get a free evaluation started. From there, they can figure out how to best proceed.
Please make the right choice and get in touch with us today. In cases like this, it’s always best to be prepared. Here at DUI Rights, you are in safe hands. Your time is valuable and you might be facing an injustice. Let us help you. Fill out the form and give us a call.