If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence in Orange
County, what you say and do from this point forward can impact your
DUI case, for better or for worse. After a DUI arrest, the first thing you
want to do is contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. for help.
During a free consultation, we’ll listen to your story and advise
you on the best legal strategy to defend you. But what
you need to do goes beyond hiring qualified legal counsel. Whether or not you
made a mistake on the day of your arrest, you want to follow this advice:
If you were drinking that day: Let’s say you were drinking that day and your
blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was above the .08% legal limit. As we look for evidence and other
ways to minimize the impact of the DUI arrest, consider voluntarily entering
a program, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), even if you don’t
have a drinking problem.
This approach shows the courts that you are doing your best to rehabilitate
yourself and ensure that you don’t drive under the influence again.
Before you sign up for a drug or alcohol program, be sure to consult with
us regarding the best programs and approach.
Handling your license suspension: If your license was suspended because you refused to submit to a chemical
test, because you failed to schedule a DMV hearing within 10 days of your
arrest, or because you lost the
DMV hearing, do NOT drive unless you obtain a hardship license from the DMV.
If you are caught driving on a suspended license while your DUI case is
pending in the courts, it will cause more problems.
Do not drink alcohol while your case is pending: Do not drink alcohol while your DUI is with the courts. If you get a public
intoxication charge, if you’re charged with assault while drinking,
or if you’re arrested for DUI again, fighting your charges or agreeing
to a plea deal will be much more difficult.
While your case is pending, remove alcohol from your home, and you may
want to stop visiting bars and nightclubs. Be careful about incriminating
posts on social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as the
prosecutor can use these posts against you as evidence.
Looking for an Orange County DUI attorney?
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