Options and Actions for a DUI in Arizona
If you receive a DUI in Arizona, you may be wondering what actions to take next. Once you receive a DUI, you have several options, including the opportunity to contest your DUI charge in a court of law.
A DUI attorney has the legal knowledge and experience necessary to explain your options clearly and guide you through your case.
Contact an Attorney
The first step to take after receiving a DUI charge is to contact an attorney. Attorneys have the legal understanding it takes to evaluate your charge and determine the best course of action based on the details of the situation.
For example, whether or not you submitted to a sobriety test and other details surrounding your case will often play a significant role in the recommended actions you take.
Additionally, if any tests were not administered correctly or were possibly contaminated, your attorney can use this information to help you more effectively contest your charge.
Comply with Legal Requirements
Even if you were not driving drunk or plan to contest your DUI charge, it’s important to comply with any legal requirements until your attorney can contest your charge or bargain for a lesser punishment.
If your license has been suspended, do not attempt to drive without it. You should also make sure you appear in court on time for any required court dates in a professional and presentable manner.
Refusing to comply with legal requirements because you are innocent can hurt your chances of having your charges dismissed; if you have questions about legal restrictions or requirements, your attorney will ensure you get the answers you need.
Taking smart action after a DUI charge is the key to reducing your sentence or having your charges dismissed.