What You Should Do After a DUI Arrest in California
To suddenly be arrested for driving under the influence, or DUI, is a frightening and overwhelming experience. For many people, a DUI arrest and charge is the first time they’ve been in legal trouble. So they feel a lot of stress and embarrassment about the future of their DUI case. In fact, thinking about DUI penalties can add to the stress and embarrassment one already feels.
Are you or a loved one facing DUI charges in Los Angeles County? Our legal team at the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin is here for you. You don’t have to spend this difficult time navigating through the legal process alone. We offer immediate legal services and support to anyone facing DUI charges. We also want you to also remember what to do after a DUI arrest.
Remaining calm is the best thing you can do after being arrested for DUI. Yes, it is easier said than done. However, remaining calm allows you to process what’s happening without panicking or getting into more legal trouble. You also want to remain out of legal trouble while your DUI charge is pending. The best thing to do during this time is contact a DUI attorney.
You Have Rights!
Remain silent. Employ your right to legal representation. Remember you have a right to due process. These are all rights given to you to ensure you receive a fair day in court. In addition, these rights ensure you have a right to tell your side of the facts.
You’re Innocent Until the State can prove Your Guilt!
You are innocent until proven guilty. You may be charged with DUI, but the state has to prove your guilt. In other words, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt you drove drunk. It’s not an easy task in many cases for prosecutors to prove their case.
Don’t Delay in Requesting Legal Counsel!
The most important thing you can do after a DUI arrest is to contact an experienced DUI attorney. A DUI attorney will educate you about your rights, possible defenses and most likely outcomes. He or she will also actively work to build a strong defense strategy that protects you and helps you avoid the consequences of a DUI conviction.
Have you been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs? Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin for legal representation. Jonathan Franklin is a former prosecutor who fights for you. He now chooses to defend the rights of his clients against charges of DUI and DUI-related crimes. Don’t let the stress and worry of a DUI arrest overwhelm you. We will work together to resolve your legal issues so that you can move on with your life.