If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving, you may blow it off like it’s nothing. However, a DUI arrest can affect your future driving privileges if not taken seriously. For others, the DUI process can seem very overwhelming and stressful.
Here are some things that are recommended to do after a drunk driving arrest:
1. Although it isn’t mandatory, it’s probably in your best interest to hire an experienced San Diego DUI attorney who specializes in DUI cases.
2. Make sure to set up a DMV hearing as soon as possible. In the state of California you only have 10 calendar days to schedule a hearing. If you do not schedule this hearing, your license could be suspended.
3. If you can recall the events surrounding your arrest, make sure to write them down. Include all the events that occurred before, during, and after your arrest. If you hired a lawyer, he/she will ask you for these details. Do you recall what the police officer(s) said to you and or any of the sobriety tests that they were done? This information will help your lawyer put all the pieces together for your case.
4. Don’t stress just because your blood alcohol content (BAC) was registered at over .08%. Your case isn’t automatically lost. An experienced attorney will investigate whether or not the breathalyzer or method used to measure your BAC was indeed accurate. Did you know that your diet, any medications you’ve taken, or the type of work you do can affect a BAC reading?
Being arrested for drunk driving in California can become overwhelming if you don’t know what to do. If you follow the tips outlined above, the process should go pretty smoothly. It does help to have the support of an professional DUI lawyer that can guide you through the process.