After a DUI Arrest

Whether arrested for legal or illegal drugs or under the influence of alcohol your best defense is a great defense.  Getting treatment before you see the judge can help with the turnout as well. Each stage of the process can affect the outcome of your case. Whether your case is reduced, dismissed, or goes to trial, you must know how the charges you are facing can negatively affect your life for years to come. 

Most people know they can be arrested for alcohol or illegal drug-related intoxication while driving, but many are surprised to learn that they can also be arrested for a prescription drug DUI 

  • Prescription pain killers

  • Marijuana

  • Cocaine

  • Prescription anti-addiction drugs

  • Heroin

Prescription Even though use of a medication prescribed to you is not illegal, you could be arrested for driving under the influence of that medication if it is alleged that the drug affected your ability to safely operate your vehicle.  anti-anxiety medications

Many types of substances may be involved in a DUI case, including:

  • Prescription pain killers

  • Marijuana

  • Cocaine

  • Prescription anti-addiction drugs

  • Heroin

  • Prescription anti-anxiety medications

Get Treatment Before You See the Judge

Steps to Take Before, During and After a DUI Arrest

If you have been arrested for DUI, I know it can be a very frightening time. You may be stressing over concerns of avoiding a guilty conviction, a license suspension, or the negative social and professional consequences you could experience even if you are innocent of a DUI crime. Proceeding cautiously with the help of a DUI arrest attorney as well as an experienced sobriety center can be the most proactive way to prevent a DUI conviction.

Take the following important steps:

  1. Don't ever drive while impaired.

  2. Remember your Miranda rights.

  3. Do not help police gather evidence that can be used against you.

  4. Stay silent after an arrest.

  5. Consult a knowledgeable DUI arrest lawyer.

  6. With the help of an attorney, request your hearing immediately after an arrest to prevent license revocation or suspension.

  7. Even if this is the first arrest, getting treatment and partnering with a skilled recovery center before you see the judge can help with your turnout.