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lawndale Dui Lawyers
You need to act rationally and quickly if you have been charged with DUI in Lawndale. Police and prosecutors are likely to move fast in order to secure the charges. You could be inundated with confusing plea bargains or legal documents related to the DUI stop. You should know exactly what to do if you are ever stopped and then charged with DUI. Your actions could have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. You should be prepared to do several things after you have been charged with DUI.
Politely Decline To Participate In Field Sobriety Tests
The first thing to do is to politely decline to participate in field sobriety tests. This can occur just before or just after a police officer charges you with DUI. You are not required to take a field sobriety test just because an officer asks. These tests are subjective and unreliable. The results can often be interpreted in many ways to make it appear as though you were impaired. Avoiding a field sobriety test will help your lawyer to defend you in the future. You should be aware that taking a chemical test is not option if asked. You might be required to submit to a breath, blood or urine test. If you have a choice, then you should choose a urine test.
Contact a Lawndale Lawyer Right Away
The next step should be to contact a Lawndale DUI lawyer as soon as possible. You want to choose a lawyer from a firm like H&M. Our attorneys have many years of experience working in the area directly with people charged with DUI. They know the laws and they know the court system. Contacting an attorney can prevent the police or prosecutors from violating your rights in pursuit of a fast conviction. A lawyer can explain exactly what is happening and what you can do to fight the charges. The presence of an attorney often prevents some police and prosecution tactics that might have intimidated you into a confession or a bad plea deal. You must have good legal representation when charged with DUI in Lawndale.
Communicate Only Through Your Attorney
You need to communicate only through your attorney during the entire process. Some of the small things that you might say in response to a question could be incriminating during a trial. You might use the wrong words to describe something so that it appears you are changing your story. Police and prosecutors could attempt to confuse or mislead you. H&M can make certain that all communications are clear and stated correctly. The Lawndale DUI lawyers from the firm can let you know what different communications actually mean in a legal context. They can prevent intimidation tactics and confusing conversations. All of your important communications should go through an attorney from H&M first.
Assist In Your Defense
The next thing to do is to assist in your defense. You will have to construct a legal defense that includes many layers in order to fight the DUI charges. Fortunately, the lawyers at H&M have all the knowledge and skill necessary to make sure that you have a solid defense. You need to be honest with your lawyer about the events leading up to the DUI stop. You should remain engaged with you lawyer so that you understand the strategies being employed. You should be willing to question everything from the blood tests to the procedures of the arresting officer. Assisting in your defense will ensure a fair trial. It also helps your lawyer to be more effective during trial.