Recently on our DUI forum a user asked, “I was arrested for DUI two nights ago. This was my first DUI offense. There were no kids in the car, and I did not cause an accident. I know I will be charged with a misdemeanor. I attended a year of law school, and I am pretty sure I can figure out the legal aspects of my case. Do I need a DUI lawyer? What are your thoughts?”
Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I was arrested a week ago for driving while intoxicated (DWI). I had gone to a bar with some friends and had a few beers and a few shots. When I was pulled over I performed a field sobriety test and later performed a chemical test. My BAC was over the legal limit. The cop arrested me for a Texas DWI. Never at any time during the Texas DWI arrest was I read my Miranda Rights. I thought the police had to do this at the time of the Texas DWI arrest. What will this mean for my DUI case?”
Recently on our DUI forum a user asked, “I was arrested last night for an underage Tennessee DWI. I was wondering what the penalties will be and what steps I should take now?”
Drivers who are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol are generally most concerned about whether or not they will have to spend time in jail. But even if you are not sentenced to jail, the fines and penalties of a first time DUI can be severe and can have lasting and permanent consequences. Recently on our DUI forum a user asked, “If I was arrested for a Minnesota DUI in Minneapolis, Minnesota, what is the minimum penalty I will face, and is it better to fight the charges or simply plead guilty?”
Although it’s been several years since the state of Washington passed the Washington Initiative 502 (I-502), making it legal to possess marijuana in small amounts, there remains serious legal issues for motorists who are arrested for a marijuana DUI.
If you have been arrested for DUI you may still be in shock, wondering what you should do. It is common for drivers to wait and hope the problem somehow just goes away. Guess what? It doesn’t. You may know that you will eventually need to talk to a DUI lawyer, but did you also know you should immediately contact the DMV or Department of Motor Vehicles in your state to discuss how to avoid a license suspension.
If you have been arrested for a second DUI you are facing serious fines, penalties, and probation. Many drivers, however, are most worried about spending time in jail. Recently on our DUI forum we had a user ask, “If I have been arrested for a second DUI will I spend time in jail?”
If you have been stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) a police officer may ask you to submit to a preliminary breathalyzer test. If you have not been arrested for DUI you have the right to refuse the breathalyzer test. Consider, however, a refusal will not guarantee you will not eventually be arrested.