Many have heard the saving “spend now to save later.” Well, this saying falls true when it comes to being arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Being arrested for a DUI can have serious consequences if convicted by the law, because of this it is essential to hire a DUI defense attorney to represent your case. Often time’s people fear spending the money to hire a specialized attorney when accused of a crime, but that people often don’t realize is the seriousness of the situation. Here are a few reasons how not hiring a DUI defense could cost you more in the long run.
Not hiring a DUI attorney at all. When arrested for a crime, the court is required to give you the opportunity to have legal counsel. Many times these attorneys have a general overview understanding of different laws, and lack the specialist skills when it comes to a certain crime. Anyone who is accused of a DUI is going to need a strong defense, and a DUI attorney will have spent years dealing with this particular area of law and will be able to do above and beyond any common attorney. At The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant, Esq. we have years of collective experience under our belts and have dealt with a variety of DUI situations. With this experience we are prepared to handle any DUI case that may come our way.
Not understanding the severity of the possible consequences. An average person doesn’t spend their time researching the legal consequences of breaking the laws, including the fines, penalties and jail time. However, when accused of a DUI there possibility of losing your license, time behind bars, extreme fines are very real. By hiring a DUI defense attorney at the time of your arrest, they will be able to walk you through the specific details involving the charges and the possible outcomes if convicted. With this information, a DUI defense attorney will be able to do the necessary research and investigations in order to prepare fully for your defense. At Adam Allen Arant, Esq. we know what it takes to win a case, and we are ready to do what is necessary to help you.
Not seeking the opportunity to fight your license suspension. What many people don’t know is that when you are accused of driving under the influence, there is a small window of opportunity for which you can fight those charges. There is a ten day window in which you can contact your local Driver Safety Officer in order to obtain an Administrative Per Se (APS) form. This allows you the chance to fight the license suspension charges. If you fail to request this simple document with the 10 days, then your license will automatically be suspended 30 days post arrest. No person wants to lose their license, and yet if you chose to not hire a DUI attorney, this won’t be the only thing that is at stake after your arrest.
Missing a court date could land you in jail. Failure to appear in court, no matter the excuse, can place a warrant out for your arrest. When accused of a DUI charge, you want to make sure that you have the needed legal counsel, and they will make sure you understand the importance of your court dates. If you were arrested after having a warrant placed on you, hiring a DUI attorney at that point becomes even more crucial. Don’t wait until it is too late, contact our offices today to discuss your case!
Lack of evidence to challenge your charges. If you are accused of a DUI, by hiring a defense attorney they will be able to do the necessary investigations to help defend your case. It is imperative that all possible witnesses are interviewed, any arrest tapes, documents, etc. are thoroughly examined in your defense, and a DUI attorney will be able to sort through what is helpful for your case. With our firm, we have years of experience working with even the more bizarre of DUI cases, and because of that we will be able to use unique methods in order to fight for your innocence or lessen the charges against you.
Adam Allen Arant, Esq. we are committed to excellence in all that we do, and while we can make no guarantees for the outcome of your case, we will do whatever we can to make sure you receive the legal defense that you deserve. Call us today for more information and to discuss your case!