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Tips on Improving Your DUI Case

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? Reach out to the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. to be represented by the “DUI Queen.”