If you were pulled over and charged with a DUI, you are likely feeling very discouraged and worried about what the future may bring in the aftermath. But a DUI doesn’t have to be the end of the world. You do have rights in this situation, and an experienced DUI attorney in Greensboro, NC, can help you to understand your rights and fight for you in court. You may feel hopeless, but Donald R. Vaughan and Associates can give you hope. Here’s how.
It’s Possible Your Rights Were Violated During Your DUI Arrest
An arrest for a DUI must be carried out within the confines of the law. The officer must have had probable cause to pull you over in the first place, with the exception of DUI checkpoints. The officer has to be able to prove that you were, in fact, driving the vehicle against other witnesses. The proper field sobriety test must have been applied, which weather conditions can sometimes interfere with. The officer should have read you your Miranda Rights. If any of these rights were violated, you may have a chance of getting your DUI dismissed.
Speak to an Experienced DUI Attorney As Soon As Possible Following Your Arrest
Don’t accept counsel from a court appointed attorney. Seek out an experienced DUI attorney with a successful track record. You have the right to remain silent until your attorney is present to advise you or speak on your behalf. The longer you wait to get an attorney, the higher the risk of saying or doing something that may negatively impact your case.
Possible Consequences of a DUI that an Attorney May Be Able to Reduce
- Your Driver’s License may be suspended, restricted, or revoked. The length of time varies from a few months to a year or more.
- Your insurance rates may increase. This, of course, depends on your insurance company, but most car insurance providers will increase your rate after a DUI.
- Specific requirements such as an Ignition Interlock Device. This is a device that is installed in your vehicle so that you are required to blow into a breathalyzer mouthpiece to prove you are not too intoxicated to drive. If your blood alcohol content is too high, your car will not start.
If you wish to minimize the chance of any of these consequences or at the very least have them lessened, you will need a strong attorney to fight for your rights in court.
Donald R. Vaughan and Associates Will Stand Up for You After a DUI Arrest
You don’t have to calmly accept the consequences of a DUI arrest. Call Don Vaughan and get the help you deserve. Don Vaughan and Associates have experience representing DUI clients and may be able to get your case dismissed or the consequences reduced. Don’t try to go it alone and don’t give up hope. Life does go on after a DUI with the help of Donald R. Vaughan and Associates. If you’ve been charged with a DUI, call (336) 273-1415.