Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes If You Are Suspected of DUI or DWI

The days following a DUI or DWI accusation are crucial. If you have been charged with either of these crimes, there are a hand full of things you can do right now to help your case. Of course, there is still a lot of room for mistakes as well. Be sure to avoid these mistakes in order to secure the best possible outcome in your DUI/DWI case.

Pleading Guilty After Your Breathalyzer Test Exceeds the Legal Limit

Often times, drivers immediately plead guilty after their breathalyzer results exceed the legal limit of .08. Those who decide to do this simply accept that they must be guilty and thus prefer to expedite the legal process. This is a mistake. An experienced attorney has the legal prowess to examine your arrest from all angles in an attempt to decipher whether or not this evidence is inadmissible. As such, you should never jump the gun and assume your case is impossible to win.

Representing Yourself in Court

Representing yourself in your DUI/DWI trial is a very risky decision. A while back, we posted a blog outlining the potential penalties for each of the charges. In short, the maximum penalty for each charge has the potential to negatively impact many aspects of your life for years to come. Hiring a professional who understands the ins and outs of Maryland DUI law greatly improves your chances of avoiding or reducing these penalties.

Waiting to Seek Legal Representation

Naturally, hiring an attorney is one of the best moves you can make in the aftermath of your DUI/DWI accusation. However, you shouldn’t wait more than a few days to do so. As weeks pass by, the chances that you will win your case continually diminish. When you are proactive and hire an attorney earlier, it gives you both time to formulate the strongest defense possible.

We Can Help You Avoid a DUI or DWI Conviction or Minimize Your Punishment

There are facts about each specific case that can significantly reduce penalties if an experienced attorney who understands this area of law presents the case. The Law Office of Elizabeth A. Lawrence offers high-quality legal representation, personal attention, and professionalism to help defend the harsh penalties of DWIs, DUIs, and other serious traffic offenses in Maryland and District of Columbia. Click here or call (410) 986-0088 to consult with an experienced attorney today.

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