Everything You Need to Know About DUIs

Everything You Need to Know About DUIs

There is nothing good about driving while under the influence because not only are you putting your own life at risk, you are also putting the safety of other people at risk as well. You may think that you are not as drunk or that you are able to drive, but when you’re intoxicated, you tend to have slower reaction times and impaired judgements, which doesn’t work well while on the road.

If you are pulled over and the officer performs a field sobriety test on you or uses a breathalyzer and determines that you are in fact drunk driving, you will be taken to police custody and your car will be impounded. Now the time duration you spend in custody depends on the laws of your state as well as the severity of your case. You can kept in holdup till you sober up or make you spend the night. Now you will have to bail yourself out of course.

Moving on towards a couple of FAQs and what you have to do, first of all, you need to go to the court and schedule an arraignment, after which you will then have to show upto court for your official trial as well. During this time you will have your license suspended or revoked, so you will need to defend yourself in court. Moving on towards what is perhaps the most important FAQ about DUI, and that is whether or not you should seek legal representation at this time. It is the court’s duty to assign you an attorney, however, you have the option of choosing a lawyer of your own to represent you. It is strongly recommended to have someone represent you in court in order to reduce any serious damage or implications.

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