Every year thousands of people are arrested for DUI in California. For many the experience can be as painless as possible if you remember to keep a cool head and make thoughtful decisions about how to proceed. The worst things to do are to panic, to bury your head in the sand or go out and drink yourself to another DUI arrest. Here are three of the biggest mistakes:
1. Forget to demand a DMV hearing. This is THE MOST important thing to do because if you fail to act your rights will be lost forever. Matthew can STOP the suspension in its tracks. He can acquire copies of the reports, chemical test and other evidence BEFORE any action is taken.
2. Hire the cheapest lawyer in town. Attorneys are professionals and charge based on their experience and skill level. If you hire a cheap attorney you will get what you pay for.
3. Miss your Court date. Many people believe that they will get a courtesy reminder in the mail from the Court telling them about their upcoming appearance. This in incorrect. Unlike a traffic ticket where a courtesy notice is sent, DUI cases are criminal which means you will have to look at the release paperwork you were given and be sure to attend that important arraignment unless you are told otherwise by your attorney. Matthew can go to Court for you. Many folks do not or cannot attend Court, Matthew can appear on your behalf and oftentimes resolve the case.
Bottom line, you must keep your wits about you and think reasonably and logically, if you follow some basic guidelines you will get through this horrendous period and survive.